14 interesting facts about the new Apple campus
We constantly talk about how things are going at the construction site of the new campus of Apple, and maybe to monitor the progress of construction is not as interesting as to see the result with your own eyes, but even the unfinished campus worthy of attention. In 2011, when Steve jobs introduced the draft structure of the city Council of Cupertino, he wanted to create the best office building in the world. It seems his dream is coming true. Colleagues from Business Insider provided a few facts that indicate this.
Steve jobs took an active part in planning the construction.
In the summer of 2009 he turned to Norman foster, leading architect company Foster + Partners. Jobs asked foster not to treat him like a customer and be perceived as a member of a team of designers.
The architects hadn’t originally planned to build the ring, but they came to this idea over time.
In 2014, foster said that initially they planned to build a building in the shape of a ring, but inspired by the area of the London Square and the campus of Stanford University, the architects gradually came to the idea.
The campus will accommodate 13 thousand employees.
In addition, the building is designed to ensure that every employee was spacious working place. In addition, the campus implies the existence of open areas for meetings and collaboration.
The walls of the building is the world’s largest curved glass panels.
Curved glass will be covered both external and internal side of the ring, in order that employees have a view of the garden, surrounded by walls of the campus. The building will be wrapped more than 3,000 sheets of curved glass, and it will have the large sheets of curved glass in the world.
The underground auditorium will accommodate 1,000 people.
This audience is very much the auditorium will allow Apple to hold some activities on campus. Perhaps the launch of new products will be held in the house of the company.
Green Park will cover 80 percent of the campus.
The company chose plants that can adapt to climate change. In total, the campus will be planted 7000 trees, well adapted to dry climates, which will allow to minimize the required irrigation amount of water. Also on campus will be planted apples, apricots and plums.
The campus will use 100% renewable energy.
Is used solar energy and biofuels, and if this energy is not to be missed, the company plans to buy energy from renewable sources in the city.
The campus is almost always able to do without heating and air conditioning.
A special vent system, designed for the favorable climate of Northern California, will allow to do without air conditioning or heating air 273 days of the year.
1000 bikes are designed for employees.
In addition, the campus provides bike and Jogging tracks.
Apple will spend all of about $ 5 billion.
Tim cook in his recent interview did not give an exact amount that will be spent on the construction of the campus, but said she is close to 5 billion dollars.
Underground Parking will help to preserve the appearance of the campus.
To make the area look green, all the cars will be hidden underground, but aboveground Parking also provided. In total, the campus will be 10 980 Parking spaces. All Parking lots will be equipped with stations for charging electric vehicles.
70 million dollars was spent on a Wellness centre.
The fitness center will be located Northwest of the main building. He can take care of 20 thousand employees in the area. According to BuildZoom, Apple spends $ 70 million on a health institution.
Dining room will accommodate 2,100 people.
It will be located on the ground floor of the building. Another 1,750 people can be accommodated on the street terrace.
More than a third of employees use alternative modes of transport.
Staff living near campus, can use the bus company with biofuel or other alternative modes of transport that will allow them not to go to work at the wheel.
According to the materials of Business Insider