Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUN 2017

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The campus, called Apple Park, will include a visitor's center with an Apple Store and cafe open to the public, a 100,000-square- foot fitness center for employees, research and development facilities and the Steve Jobs Theater. Apple Park offers employees two miles of paths and an orchard, meadow and pond within the ring's interior. Some news outlets expressed surprise that the new campus has no childcare facilities. Designed in collaboration with Foster + Partners, Apple Park has replaced 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. Drivers get to the ring's underground parking via a white tiled tunnel. Apple's official video of its new headquarters is at https:// tinyurl.com/n32yoqg The main building on Apple's new 175-acre campus in Cupertino, Calif. is a 2.8 million sq. ft. ring shaped building clad in the world's largest panels of curved glass. 80 Landscape Architect and Specifier News "Movin' on up" to Apple Park In April, no fooling, Apple employees began moving into Apple Park, the company's new headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Construction and landscaping will continue through the summer. It will take over six months for the more than 12,000 employees to move in.

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