From A Dingy Garage To A High-Tech Park, Apple Does A time Travel With Its New Spaceship Resembling Headquarters, The Apple Park
“We started out to get a computer in the hands of everyday people and we succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.” - Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs breathed out his innovation and vision laying down the foundation of Apple Inc., the company which has reshaped the landscape of the technology market. Ever since its inception, Apple has rolled out a series of products and services which has revolutionized the digital media. The tech fairytale started up in a garage is all set to open its new campus to the employees this April. Apple Park formerly known as Apple Campus 2 is headquartered at Cupertino, California. Referred to as the “spaceship” campus, the office complex has a ring-shaped structure and was designed by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in collaboration with the British firm Fosters + Partners.
Apple’s sprawling campus spread across 175 acres of the Santa Clara Valley has the most energy efficient buildings in the world capable of running entirely on renewable energy. Apple Park will be a home for more than 12,000 employess who will migrate into the offices from April 2017. The park will be powered by 17 megawatts of solar energy,making it the largest onsite solar power installations in the world. The buildings, offices and complexes in the campus will be naturally ventilated and there will be no need of heating or air conditioning. The cost of the project is estimated to be five billion dollars and construction of buildings and parklands is scheduled to get completed by this summer.
The 2.8 million square foot main building situated at the heart of the campus is built out of the world’s finest panels of curved glass. The most exciting feature on the campus is the Steve Jobs Theatre, a 1000-seat auditorium that will witness the company’s future product launches.
The site also has other important additions which include a visitors centre with an Apple Store, fitness arena for Apple employees, cafeteria accessible by the public and well-equipped research and development amenities. Around the campus there will be two miles of walking and running trails with orchards, meadows, ponds which will further enhance the beauty of the campus.
Apple’s Chief design officer Johnny Ive during the press release stated that they have approached the design, architecture and construction of the campus in keeping with the principles of the visionary Steve Jobs. He further added that Steve always wanted to leave a mark in the tech world while maintaining a vital balance in the environment and the workers have put in their best efforts to keep in tune with his philosophies.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO in his interview pointed out that Steve’s vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time and he wanted Apple Park to be a home for innovations. Tim will take over his responsibilities in the pristine campus from the month of April.
With such extraordinary infrastructure and facilities the employees will get to discover, experiment and innovate new products. Apple Inc. is already occupying the top spot in the tech industry and the newly engineered campus is just another feather to the cap. Apple Park will certainly give a platform to its employees to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level one could only imagine.