Apple Campus 2: Revised concepts of the new Cupertino campus

Apple Campus 2: Revised concepts of the new Cupertino campus

Summary: Apple has submitted revised plans for its next-generation office, dubbed the Apple Campus 2.

TOPICS: Apple, iPhone, iPad, Mobility

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  • The donut shaped-campus is so large that it could be seen from space. It is roughly the same size as the UK's O2 Arena (formerly known as the "Millennium Dome" in London). It will be able to house around 14,200 people. Its revolutionary technologies will be built into the very fabric of the building's design.

  • Another birds-eye view of the campus. "There's no chance that we're saying no. The mothership has really landed here in Cupertino", the city's mayor, Gilbert Wong, said in June 2011, after the late Steve Jobs appeared unexpectedly at the Cupertino City Council to give a presentation on the new building. 

  • "We'd like to do something better", Jobs said to the council people. "I do think we have a shot at building the best office building in the world". The building will include a fitness center, underground parking, a press auditorium that seats 1,000 people, and underground parking. It also has on-site power facilities, so the campus will never go dark -- even when there is a power cut. 

Topics: Apple, iPhone, iPad, Mobility

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  • Interesting...

    At first glance, I wasn't that impressed. But going through the different slides, especially seeing before and after, I can see it's a well design facility. I like that the building feels more apart of the landscape then overwhelming or intruding on it, especially its horizontal nature. Frank Lloyd Wright would approve.
  • What 'revolutionary technologies' are they talking about

    in reference to your comment on the one slide?
    and BTW - everything can be seen from space ;)
    William Farrel
    • everything can be seen from space

      Well, except for the underground parking...
      Hallowed are the Ori
      • Good point

        I forgot about those.
        William Farrel
  • ?

    How's that journalism degree workin' out for ya?

    "Four storeys of beauty"

    • UK English

      In my little world, I welcome corrections. They make me a better person. But I've never understood delivering feedback on the edge of a knife.

      American language isn't the only version of English available.
  • Apple Campus 2: Revised concepts of the new Cupertino campus

    "You said 'underground parking' twice."
    "I like underground parking."
  • Hmm... looks an awful lot like my Stargate's design...

    Great holy armies shall be gathered and trained to fight all who embrace it. In the name of the gods, ships shall be built to carry our warriors out amongst the stars and we will spread Origin to all the unbelievers. The power of the Ori will be felt far and wide and the wicked shall be vanquished.

    (Slightly paraphrased)
    Hallowed are the Ori
  • My take away

    Bulldozing the old HP site...LOL
  • wow

    It looks like a giant iPhone/iPad "home" button.
  • Nature!

    I wish my office was located in the center of a gorgeous park like that!!
  • I like iSpaceShip better

    Seems more appropriate than iDonut.
  • The Steve Jobs Centre

    I think it should be called "The Steve Jobs Centre" - which will probably get abbreviated to "Jobs Centre" in normal conversation.
    'Steve Jobs' to me always infers 'Apple' so using Steve Jobs in the name is equivalent to saying 'The Apple Centre', and would pay an eternal tribute to this great visionary who woke up the world to what should be.
    Rodney Nagel
  • Seen from space?

    For the record, my BBQ grill on the deck is big enough to be seen from space... It is clearly visible on Google Earth.

    That metaphor is soooo last century.
  • is it me or...

    ...does it look like Apple are building a particle accelerator? * cue conspiracy theory *