the world's most visited architecture website, © All rights reserved. No spam, we promise. ● Powered by 100% renewable energy Steve Jobs, in his final public appearance before his death in October 2011 was quoted as saying: The main building - which boasts the world's largest piece of curved glass - is surrounded by a lush canopy of thousands of trees. All images are © each office/photographer mentioned. The Steve Jobs Theater is a 165-foot diameter circular glass building with no visible supports. Underneath the glass structure, underground, is an auditorium that seats 1000 people.

The pain painstaking process was revealed in an October 2013 report. Technology companies have long favoured generic office parks, but the Apple Campus 2 marks a new chapter in Silicon Valley architecture. Apple calls Cupertino, California home, and has been located at 1 Infinite Loop since 1993. The behind-the scenes photos reveal the site's enormous curved glass walls up close, as well as its leafy green internal grounds which feature 9,000 trees, two miles (3.2 km) of running tracks, as well as an orchard and meadow. It features two miles (3.2 km) of jogging and cycling trails, with more than a thousand bikes kept on site at all times, which staff can use to make their way around. The cafeteria has huge glass doors that open on nice days. In recent years, Apple has made strides to use renewable energy across the company, and Apple Park is no exception. Apple's novel approach to the building took many forms. The Steve Jobs Theater is situated on top of a hill — one of the highest points within Apple Park — overlooking meadows and the main building. Commenting on one image taken of the site's stunning curved interior windows, Instagram user eugandeug wrote: 'Welcome to the future'.

His design influences are seen throughout the campus, and he speaks of Apple Park In this interviewwith Wallpaper* magazine. ', 'He would have flourished, as the people of Apple surely will, on this luminously designed campus.'. This free app tells you. ', 800 of the healthiest and most attractive trees were 'boxed' so they could be stored in a corner of the construction site. Early in construction, Apple managers told the construction team that the ceiling - composed of large panels of polished concrete - should be immaculate inside and out, just as the inside of the iPhone's audio jack is a finished product, a former construction manager recalled. ● 175 acres David Muffly, dubbed 'Apple's tree whisperer', last year revealed the incredible lengths Apple went to in a bid to fulfil Jobs' vision - even buying a Christmas tree farm in Nevada. Here's everything you need to know about Apple's headquarters, Apple Park. Mr Muffly said the biggest challenge was finding enough trees, especially as the number rose from Jobs' original 6,000 to the current goal of 9,000. 'It will incorporate both young and mature trees, and native and drought tolerant plants that will thrive in Santa Clara County with minimal water consumption. Ive worked closely with the design firm Foster+Partners on this massive undertaking. The entrance to the auditorium is a 20-foot-tall (6-metre) glass cylinder, 165 feet (50 metres) in diameter, supporting a metallic carbon-fibre roof, and opened last year for the launch of the iPhone X. Apple's new $5 billion (£3.5 billion) campus in Cupertino, California, appears as a giant glass doughnut near the 280 Highway and will eventually house 12,000 Apple employees. The theater won the 'Structural Artistry' award in 2018. This image shows the campus' limestone staircase with a carved, recessed handrail, The park includes a 100,000-square-foot (9,300-square-metre) research centre for staff, secure research and development facilities and more than 9,000 trees. Your doors would jam. The campus is something of an exception to the trend of radically open offices aimed at fostering collaboration, said Louise Mozingo, a professor and chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at University of California, Berkeley. That’s not too surprising, though. There’s still plenty we don’t get to see, of course. ● Main building worth $4.17 billion Nope. Muffly said the biggest challenge was finding enough trees, especially as the number rose from Jobs' original 6,000 to the current goal of 9,000. I would like to receive mail from Future partners. The incredible lengths Apple went to in making Jobs' vision a reality, from buying a Christmas tree farm in Nevada to buying so many local trees it caused a shortage, have been revealed. The process of moving more than 12,000 people will take over six months on top of construction of the buildings and parklands which has taken Apple several years. The building was the brainchild of Steve Jobs, who came up with the design months before his tragic death in 2011. The circular, four-storey building is around a mile in circumference and a third of a mile wide and was recently described by the San Fransisco Weekly as a 'massive glass doughnut'.