Apple details its futuristic new campus
The plans for spaceship-esque Apple HQ that Steve Jobs presented back in June have been shown off in great detail by the Cupertino City Council.
Foster + Partners have been appointed the architects for the project and will work with ARUP North America and Kier & Wright on the building that Jobs described as the future Apple "mothership".
And, Apple being Apple, there's some pretty funky tech on board the huge project as well, including its own energy generation via an on-site Central Plant, a solar roof and subterranean adjacent parking to give a green-space impression.
Describing the building at the original presentation, Jobs said:
"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."
Apple plans to move into the new Campus, which is right next door to 1 Infinite Loop, by 2015.