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Apple Campus

Cupertino, United States of America
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"It's a pretty amazing building. It's a little like a spaceship landed. It's got this gorgeous courtyard in the middle... It's a circle. It's curved all the way around. If you build things, this is not the cheapest way to build something. There is not a straight piece of glass in this building. It's all curved. We've used our experience making retail buildings all over the world now, and we know how to make the biggest pieces of glass in the world for architectural use. And, we want to make the glass specifically for this building here. We can make it curve all the way around the building... It's pretty cool." Steve Jobs

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.

Objectives

To maximize efficiency and convenience to Apple's employees, develop a news campus in close proximity to Apple's Infinite Loop Campus.

Create a new campus that provides for co-location of services and consolidation of employees in a single distinctive office, research and development building, thereby promoting shared creativity and collaboration, reducing the overall building footprint on the site, and maximizing the amount of landscaped green space.

Create a physically unified campus community that respects Apple's security needs (in part through perimeter protection), improves internal circulation and eliminates unnecessary access points by consolidating the existing properties within the campus.

Optimize the site design to balance cut and fill operations to the maximum extent practicable and create a grading plan that accommodates the single distinctive building design.

Respond to Apple's current and future business needs with a campus plan that maximizes employee use and incorporates design and use flexibility to respond to future business needs.

Minimize the reliance on electricity provided by the grid by generating a significant amount of the Campus's energy needs at an on-site Central Plant.

Accommodate up to 13,000 employees. Provide an expanse of open and green space for Apple employees' enjoyment.

Create a distinctive and inspiring 21st Century workplace.

Exceed economic, social, and environmental sustainability goals through integrated design and development.