If you haven’t heard of Apple Park by now, then you might not know about the 175-acre campus pretty soon to be the center for creativity and collaboration, will be opening its doors to the public and employees in April 2017.
According to Apple, Apple Park will start the process of moving more than 12,000 people to the new campus and the process will take over six months. In addition to that, the construction of the buildings and parklands is scheduled to continue through the Summer.
Envisioned by Steve Jobs Apple Park is transforming miles of asphalt sprawl into a haven of green space in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley. The campus’ ring-shaped, 2.8 million-square-foot main building is clad entirely in the world’s largest panels of curved glass.
Apple Park will also include a visitors center with an Apple Store and cafe open to the public, a 100,000-square-foot fitness center for Apple employees, secure research and development facilities and the Steve Jobs Theater. The parklands offer two miles of walking and running paths for employees, plus an orchard, meadow and pond within the ring’s interior grounds.
Designed in collaboration with Foster + Partners, Apple Park replaces 5 million square feet of asphalt and concrete with grassy fields and over 9,000 native and drought-resistant trees, and is powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
With 17 megawatts of rooftop solar, Apple Park will run one of the largest on-site solar energy installations in the world. It is also the site of the world’s largest naturally ventilated building, projected to require no heating or air conditioning for nine months of the year.
When Apple park opens parts of it will open to the public and they plan on having a center with a cafe and an Apple store. The Park still has a lot of landscaping work to be finished but what they have done so far is amazing.
This is Apple Park from a distance (Via Business Insider)
A closer look at the building, covered in glass (via Business Insider)
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