Will innovation prevail at the new Apple Park – name just announced? It was Steve Job’s last dream to build this spaceship. And that reality is within reach and looks awesome. We should know very soon if innovation will be sparked here, as they are about to move in this April. However, it is expected to take 6 months for the full move. The new Apple Park in Cupertino has 175 acres of rolling parkland and one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world. For other Apple spaceship facts see this article.
Official video from Apple on the April opening.
Envisioned by Steve Jobs as a center for creativity and collaboration, 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.
To honor his memory and his enduring influence on Apple and the world, the theater at Apple Park will be named the Steve Jobs Theater.
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.