Thursday, 23 February 2017

Apple's spaceship campus 'Apple Park' will open in April

Apple's spaceship campus in California, which we have been hearing about for years' is finally ready for operation. The 175-acre campus called Apple Park will be ready for employees in April. However, the process of moving more than 12,000 people will take over six months, while the construction of buildings and parklands will continue through summer.

Apple Park, Steve Jobs vision as a center for creativity and collaboration, will have a ring shaped 2.8 million square-foot main building clad entirely in the world's largest panels of curved glass. Moreover in honour of Steve Job's (would have turned 62 on February 24) memory and his enduring influence on Apple and the world, the theater at Apple Park will be named the Steve Jobs Theater.

The 1,000 seat auditorium is a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder, 165 feet in diameter, supporting a metallic carbon fiber roof situated atop a hill inside Apple Park overlooking meadows and the main building. The doors of the auditorium will open later this year.

Apple park will also include visitors center with an Apple Store and public cafe, a 100,000 square-foot fitness center for employees as well as secure research and development facilities. The parklands will offer two miles of walking and running paths for employees, and also have orchard, meadow and pond withing the ring's interior grounds.

Apple Park will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. It will have one of the largest on-site solar energy installations thanks to the 17 megawatts solar rooftop. 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.

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