The spaceship Apple Park campus will be Apple's new official HQ starting this April

Apple is a company that's known for a lot of things. It pioneered the personal computer, revolutionized the modern-day smartphone, and is the reason why many of us own some form of tablet. Through all of the products that the company has kicked out, one thing that's undeniable is Apple's sense of design. With the exception of a few ugly ducklings here and there, Apple consistently produces items that are sleek, sexy, and oh-so pretty. Although we won't get our hands on the upcoming iPhone 8 for a few more months, something that will be launching this April is Apple's brand-new HQ - Apple Park.

Previously referred to as 'spaceship' and Campus 2, the company officially revealed the name for the new headquarters with the announcement that employees will begin moving into the new workspace this April. Apple Park still has a bit of work to be done, namely various parklands and other smaller buildings that will continue to be worked on throughout the coming summer, but the 12,000 some workers will begin to start the migration process in just a couple of months. 

Apple Park was designed in conjunction with Foster + Partners, and along with being a true sight to behold, it's getting rid of more than 5 million square feet of concrete/asphalt to make way for 9,000+ trees that are native to the California area and resistant against any droughts that they'll likely face. Apple Park itself is 175-acres large, and the 17 megawatts of solar-powered panels present on top of the campus allows it to be powered by nothing but renewable energy. Furthermore,  the naturally-ventilated nature of Apple Park means there will be no need for any sort of air conditioning or heating for nine out of the twelve months. 

In addition to all of the green-centric implementations, Apple's also ensured that Apple Park is a place that employees will have no problem with going to work to each day. In the middle of Apple Park is a massive courtyard area that will provide employees with two miles of nature paths, a pond, meadow, and even an orchard. Those getting a paycheck from Mr. Cook will also have access to a fitness center that's more than 100,000 square feet large, and also present inside of the campus is a "secure research and development center."

Topping off Apple Park is a cafe and Apple Store that will be open to the public, and an auditorium that's positioned on the top of a hill that looks over the entirety of the new campus is fittingly named "Steve Jobs Theater." As per Apple's current CEO Tim Cook, "Steve's vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come."

source: Apple



1. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

The movie The Circle is slowly coming to fruition...

2. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lmao....didn't even notice it till you said it.

39. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I've been studying architecture for 7 years. There's nothing remarkable about the Apple Park building.

46. obedchuni

Posts: 338; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

then you must be studying rubbish, open your sight and see how amazing the Apple Park is

3. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Que rabid Android fanboys talking crap

25. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Not at all my friend. Noone can deny that Apple is in front when it comes to sustainable/green energy and environmental thinking. Facebook and Google are not too far behind and they need to kick mr. Trump somewhere it hurts when he plans to cancel out everything good the US has done for the planet with a snap of his fingers.

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Imagine the people who live close by, looking out the window and forgetting its an office building, and thinking its a real spaceship. Nice building. I have to check it out when I drive to Cali this year. Hopefully they come up with some new ideas and great products after spending all this money. Samsung should build a planet next door, so the spaceship has somewhere to land. (PUN)

13. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Maybe Samsung will build a Galaxy next door....

6. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Five billion well spent.....I can't believe I just said that like five billion is chump change.

11. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

To Apple, it is. Lolol

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

It's revolutionary.

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

No wonder the next IPhone's will cost $1000+... And it seems they wasted money on the research and development lab... All they'll do in there is watch videos on other companies innovations, steal them and name them something different...

12. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Knew some idiot would head straight to the comments section without reading a word of the article. This building cost Apple roughly 5 billion to build, that's 1/40th their net cash on hand. To put it another way......nothing. Besides the two departments are totally different. R&D has nothing to do with any of this, this building has been in the works for years now. "All they'll do in there is watch videos on other companies innovations, steal them and name them something different..." A) So in Dips**tburg, apparently you can reverse engineer items just by watching videos on them. Totally sounds plausible./s B) You can't "steal" innovations build upon them until they plateau. Are you saying every car manufacturer has been stealing Ford's thunder since the Model T? Don't be stupid.... C) For the love of God members of the Dark Web Android Fanbase (DWAF.....) learn what the word "innovation" means! Stop using it like every little change is innovative, they're too minor to do so. Tldr- Stop sound like a nimrod.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude, would you please stop slaying these android fanboys like this? You don't have to cut them so deeply, take it easy....... Nahhh, keep that ish up, it's hilarious.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Layeth the smackdown.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's in smackdown hyperdrive today.

20. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Lol you take the Internet way to serious... Relax... I posted that comment so I could get a rise out of the Cook & #@- suckers... In response to item A... I know this so refer to why I posted the comment... In response to item B... Again this is also known so refer back to why I posted this comment... And in response to item C... Oh hell by now you already know why lol... I enjoy all platforms of smartphones and am well aware of innovation etc etc... You one trick ponys are easy to bait and get rise out of... Take it easy before you get a aneurysm lad...

23. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its funny how you talk about ford... when Apple sued many OEM for rectangle phone with rounded corner.. others than thats i have to agree with the rest.

29. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not sure what thunder did Ford create that other car manufacturers could have stolen?

30. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

My wonder as well... But then again, seeing from who that statement comes from, not surprised at all.

31. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I am surprised since I find his comments usually on point and value his input. Could be he is referring to Ford expanding on the idea of an assembly line and made the first moving assembly line

40. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That and the general concept of the car itself. The point was that innovation isn't something that magically occurs, there is usually a catalyst that starts to push the needle. Ford was that catalyst for pre-modern vehicle assembly, but others have built upon their previous model streamlining and perfecting it as time passes. But apparently, that's not how it works in mobile. If somebody does something, while others build upon that something, apparently the later can't be as innovative as the former. At least that's the vibe I get from people like whatshisface anyways.

45. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

True, it's always the steal/copy blame game. They do that on both sides. Personally, I like it when they look at the competition and 'steal' something to improve on it and make it better. In the end, consumers benefit from it. Unless of course it's completely tight down by the corrupt patent system. All I know is that I don't really care who was first, as long as my device of choice has it :)

41. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

How about instead of taking slick shots, you actually voice any flaws you think my opinion has. Then again, well you heard what bruh said, nobody likes you maybe your not worth the breath needed to explain this

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wonder what's going on in there, 5 bill is hella money. Just have my iPhone X Plus ready.

24. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I'm waiting on mine as well... And it better be as nice as this campus!

14. libra89

Posts: 2317; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wow, I am fascinated!

17. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

It will be perfect!

27. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Very nice! Wonder if they'd make it a tourist attraction lol

28. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

This will be the greatest HQ ever built until Apple decides to top this. Apple builds and the rest will follow.

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