Apple Campus 2 is indeed a very ambitious project. Leaving aside the huge financial and logistical demands, it will also be one of the most modern complexes in the world of work.The whole area has to express what Apple is and what he wants to be. Super modern, independent and environmentally friendly. Precisely in this spirit that the building bears Campus. Every month we bring you a detailed video on how to structure develops gradually. Now let’s look at 12 interesting that the Apple Campus 2 Project bind. Regular readers are probably familiar, but those who do not read so many of us here are certain to find something interesting.
The first drafts of the whole gigantic office project saw the light in 2009, when he came out with Steve Jobs. He wanted to build something unrepeatable, something unprecedented in the world. The largest office building in the world, which is combining cutting-edge technology, nature and the best possible working conditions for employees. Thus, the project, which a lot of people dubbed “Apple spaceship”.
1. Steve Jobs himself was very active during the planning process
Jobs came up with a vision, he wanted to fill, but handing over documents architects of his role in the project is not over, quite the contrary. In 2009, he invited to the project architect Norman Forester, who had to sponsor the whole project. Jobs but certainly not planning to stand aside and the phrase “Do not take me on as a client, but rather as part of a team” became famous.
2.Walls On the building will consist of largest curved glass panels in the World
Curved glass will form two sides of the building. Total has to go up to 3,000 pieces of curved glass. Employees are thanks to be able at any time to look into the internal garden or around the building, this is a really impressive.
3.The complex also includes an underground hall that can seat up to 1,000 people
The basement has huge auditorium, where in this hall can accommodate 1,000 people. There will be future presentations of all Apple products, and the company this hall prepared for this very first event, which was held here, could be the next WWDC 2017.
4. Up to 80% of the area has to occupy green
Ecology is one of the most important factors for the whole building. In the area you will find a plethora of different trees, shrubs and flowers. Reportedly collected a species that tolerates drier conditions to complex burdened local water resources, the company planted on his property a total of 7000 trees.
5. The entire complex is to be completely powered by renewable sources
6. 75% of the year will not need to turn on the heating or air conditioning
Special technology of hollow plates in the floor, together with an ideal climate of California, to be achieved by natural ventilation in the building.
7. Consumption up to 6,000 million gallons of water a day
According to a report from the San Jose Mercury News on a daily basis should flow into the building to 157,000 gallons of water, which is the equivalent of 5,943 hectoliters. The company should use only recycled water.
8.Employees will move to the campus use of bicycles
Apple will make available to 1000 bicycles, thanks to which employees will be able to move from one part of campus to the other.
9.The total cost is around $ 5 billion
Yes it is a truly monstrous project, official information does not confirm but nobody ever talks about the experts’ estimates figure that is around $ 5 Billion US dollars.
10.Huge underground garage can accommodate up to 11,000 cars
Apple cares about the appearance of the landscape and the impact on the environment areas. Therefore, different network after the complex is sheltered and underground car parks , where employees will be able to park their cars. Garage roofs are dotted with solar panels.
11.Huge wellness center for employees
Apple can really pamper their employees so they build a huge “spa” worth nearly $ 70 million. Different kinds of relaxing activities, there is something up to 20,000 employees.
12.The complex will include a cafe about the size of a football field
Fitness center will offer also a super modern catering facilities, where they cook the best dishes. Internal capacity will be 2,100 people and an outdoor terrace can accommodate up to 600 employees.
It’s truly a beauty, which can’t be done again. This was the dream project of Steve Jobs.