Apple Campus by Foster + Partners
Project: Apple Campus
Designed by Foster + Partners, ARUP North America, Kier & Wright,
Location: California, USA
To create their massive campus Apple goes to the world renowned Foster and Partners joined by ARUP North America and Kier & Wright, more images and info are after the jump:
The city of Cupertino has released more details about the new Apple Campus, revealed back in June.
The new documents confirm Foster + Partners as the architects, working with ARUP North America and Kier & Wright, a local civil engineering firm that has worked on Apple’s current campus and buildings for other tech companies (eBay, Nvidia, Cisco, Netflix and Sun, among others).
About the program:
An Office, Research and Development Building comprising approximately 2.8 million square feet for up to 13,000 employees
A 1,000 seat Corporate Auditorium
A Corporate Fitness Center
Research Facilities comprising approximately 300,000 square feet
A Central Plant
The round shape has also been cited as an important part of the campus’ security (better perimeter control) and to improve internal circulations.
It’s interesting to see that the objectives of the project are focused on reducing the use of electricity by generating its own energy on an on-site Central Plant, provide open green spaces “for Apple employees’ enjoyment” and to “exceed economic, social, and environmental sustainability goals through integrated design and development”. It seems Jobs choose the right firms for this.
By looking at the drawings it seems that the project is ready to go, and now it’s waiting for city approval. The city has revealed that they are very likely to approve the project, so it seems everything is on route for an opening in 2015.
As seen on ArchDaily. *