Apple allowed to start 'occupation' of Apple Park

Apple allowed to start 'occupation' of Apple Park
An aerial view of Apple Park

Apple Park - the company's future headquarters, built in Cupertino, California. Often referred to as 'the spaceship' and 'Apple Campus 2', the massive building is taking the next step of its existence. Starting next week, employees will be moving from their current work space - Apple Campus, to the five (out of 12 total) currently finished sections, with the rest still in the making. An employee, lucky enough to be of the first who will undergo the workplace change, even tweeted his joy out:


When is Apple going to move rest of its employees to the new HQ? Well, seven parts of the building are still under construction, and are expected to be ready by March of this year. An official occupancy permission is needed in order to move in employees in a building not finished yet, and they've got that only for five sections. To get such a permission the company had to cover specific requirements to ensure its employees' safety. Cupertino building official Albert Salvador had this to say:

The new home of Apple began construction back in 2013 and was originally planned to open for employees in April 2017. It turned out to be a harder task than thought initially, as by August of 2017 Apple had occupancy permission for two areas only - the Story Office Building and the central utility plant. There were some good news though, as the company was allowed to open the visitors center and, briefly, the Steve Jobs Theater, where it held an event, presenting the iPhone X and 8 / 8 Plus

Facts wise, Apple Park occupies an area of 2,800,000 square feet (no wonder they missed the construction deadline), and, when finished, will be home to the creativity and innovations of over 12,000 employees. It has every feature needed to make a person feel comfortable including a café with 3,000 seating places and a 10,000 capacity wellness center (if you work for Apple and you're out of shape, you've got no excuse). Another highlight is the fact the electricity needed will be produced only by solar panels, making 'the spaceship' one of the most energy-efficient buildings up to date. Oh, and let's not forget the cost of this project - $5 billion. Money well spent.

source: venturebeat via 9to5mac



2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

The Design is not doubt one of the best I have seen. It is really a testament to, the GOD given gift of, man's engineering marvel. Love the look.

4. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I really love the fact that this building runs on green energy, instead of burning fossil fuels and polluting our environment....

13. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

not sure if you know this but the solar panels on this building pump out 100's of degrees psf and are made mostly from fossil fuels, the freon choices in the building will be the hardest parts to deal with since they will have server farms and thats why i was saying i hope they are going to use chilled glycol loops or if really green chilled water loops utilizing the mini lake to evap the heat and dissipate evaporation style ;)

12. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

i hate apple but i love this building as an A/C tech and an engineer i hope they did geothermal and chilled ground loops for cooling, everything i can see other then the tree choice is perfect, almost forgot am not a fan of the glass walls with a frying pan on top to kill everyone under it when a rumble comes. but the rest is great

14. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

DOES any one know if they used concrete or foamcrete, i mean its super green and earthquake, fire, pest, resistant and is an amazing insulation option.

21. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Good question. Wish I knew, too. I lived in that area for a couple of years, and I know many of the houses there in the San Jose area are just made of stucco and foamcrete.

35. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 146; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

this is probably the only thing I like about Apple... this is by far the coolest thing I have ever seen... why cant their phones be memorable like this so called "Apple Park"..? (trash talk aside) I definitely wouldn't mind a tour... lol!!

42. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'd love to take a tour of that building. I'm impressed by the architecture.

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