Apple is preparing to move from its current address in Cupertino to a bigger, more efficient UFO-shaped architectural marvel. The new 175-acre office space has been named Campus 2 and will be completed next year in 2016.
The new space will be home to nearly 13,000 employees of Apple. The site was previously held by Hewlett Packard and will have underground parking thus making space for huge green open spaces inside the campus.
The entire campus will be surrounded by at least 7,000 trees which will compliment the majorly green campus. The building will be eco-friendly with natural ventilation, low-energy LED lighting and on-site recycling. Visitors will be able to look into the building from outside because of its 360-degree glass fronted walls.
Somewhere underground the doughnut shaped glass structure is an auditorium of 1000 seating capacity built for keynote addresses by Tim Cook on new product launches.
A fitness centre of 700,000 Square feet and 300,000 square feet of research space are two of the most unique features of the spaceship glass building. The building was earlier estimated to cost around $2 billion but due to delays and further design enhancements the final cost figures have ballooned to $5 billion.
Apple has set new benchmarks in the field of technology for years now and it would suffice to say that with this new campus it has certainly made the likes of Google and Facebook more envious.