$5 billion. That’s the estimated project budget for Apple’s new “Campus 2” headquarters in Cupertino, California. Designed by leading architect Norman Foster, with Steve Jobs being hands-on from the start, the spaceship style structure will cover a 2.8 million square foot area, situated in the middle of a 176 acre man made forest, allowing 13,000 engineers and designers to work on Apple’s newest creations. Cupertino officials have given the project the green light, and completion is expected to be in 2016. This will no doubt be one of the most incredible places to work, ever. Check out more pictures and info after the cut.
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A fitness centre, a glass pavillion housing an underground auditorium, a 2,000 space garage and their own selection of apple, plum, cherry and apricot trees, these headquarters have it all. Solar panels are everywhere, and natural ventilation means the spaceship won’t need air conditioning for some 70% of the year. The plan is to have the whole site run entirely off renewable energy. The interior layout and design is still much of a mystery, but it’ll no doubt be just as beautifully designed as the stores and products Apple is so well known for.
Hit up Wired for a more detailed overview.