Apple has announced that Apple Park, the new campus area of over 70 hectares, will be ready to start moving employees in April. The process of moving jobs, and that more than 12,000 people, will take more than six months. At the same time, the construction of buildings and Park areas will continue during the summer.
Apple campus Park, conceived by Steve jobs as the center of creativity and collaboration that turns miles of asphalt into a verdant island in the middle of the valley of Santa Clara. The main building of the campus area of 26 hectares, made in the form of a ring completely covered the world’s largest panes of curved glass.
This Friday, February 24, Steve jobs would have turned 62 years. Paying tribute to his memory, his unconditional contribution to the development of Apple and the influence he has had on the whole world, the theater of the Apple campus Park will be named the Theatre of a name of Steve jobs (Steve Jobs Theater). The theatre will open later this year. The entrance to the auditorium with 1,000 seats is a glass cylinder with a height of 6 meters and a diameter of 50 meters, the roof of which is made of carbon fiber. Theatre named Steve jobs is on top of a hill — one of the most elevated points in the territory of Apple Park, which offers views of the Park area and the main building of the campus.
“Apple’s concept, which was developed by Steve jobs, continues to exist now. He wanted Apple Park has become a center of innovation for generations to come, said Tim cook, Apple’s CEO. — Working space and parkland designed with care for the environment and with the expectation that they will be able to inspire our employees. We managed to build one of the most energy efficient in the world buildings of this kind, and the whole campus will be fully provided by renewable energy.”
“Steve was inspired and impressed by the vastness of the California landscapes, filled with light. It is in this environment he liked to think. Apple Park in his spirit incarnates incredibly accurate, says Lauren Powell jobs. This brilliantly designed campus really like Steve and will be a great place to work for all Apple employees”.
“Steve has invested enormous energy in creating an environment in which there is everything necessary for life and creativity. The basis of design, development and construction of our new campus were the same design principles and the same enthusiasm that we are creating our devices, said jony Ive, senior Vice President of Apple’s design. The combination of the most modern buildings and hilly parkland creates a great open environment for creativity and collaboration. We are incredibly fortunate over many years to work with a great architectural firm Foster + Partners”.
Part of Apple Park campus will include information center with the Apple store and a café open to all visitors, a fitness center for Apple employees with an area of about 9300 square meters, closed areas for research and development, as well as Theatre of a name of Steve jobs. In the parkland includes walking and Jogging paths for employees stretching over 3 km, garden and lawn with pond, surrounded by the main building.
During the construction of Apple campus Park developed in collaboration with Foster + Partners, more than 46 hectares of land, previously covered with asphalt and concrete, have turned into green meadows, they were planted more than 9,000 drought-tolerant trees, and now all located in the area of facilities will be supported by fully renewable energy. Solar panels with a capacity of 17 megawatts placed on the roofs of Apple Park, represent one of the world’s largest solar power plants located directly in the organization. The main building also is one of the world’s largest buildings with natural ventilation, which does not require heating and cooling within 9 months of the year.