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Complete guide to Apple's campus 2: Everything we know about the new spaceship

Amy Moore | April 6, 2015
Apple's building a new campus to compliment its campus at One Infinite Loop. Here are 46 facts about the new Apple campus, which is referred to by many as the 'Spaceship Campus' due to its flying saucer-like design.

  

19. Phase two of the project, includes the creation of research & development buildings and other secondary buildings for meetings and presentations, requires demolition to clear land along N. Tantau Avenue then took place. Current residents, Panasonic, are based opposite the site. Panasonic's response to Apple's new headquarters is not known although tensions could run high between the neighbouring businesses should Apple ever branch out into the TV market.  

How much input did Steve Jobs have in the new campus?
20. According to Norman Foster, Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs requested that he be considered a part of the team rather than the client.

21. Jobs wanted the new campus to reflect the Californian landscapes from his childhood, Foster claims in the video.

22. Apple's 'senior arborist', David Muffly, reveals in the video that part of Apple's plan was to bring California back to Cupertino.

23. Steve Jobs was inspired by a large space known as the Main Quad on the Stanford campus.

When will Apple's new campus be ready?
24. Although the project was intended to be ready by mid-2015, setbacks put the plans behind schedule. Apple plans to move into the main structure by 2016 whilst other secondary buildings will be completed on a rolling basis. 

How environmentally friendly will the new Apple campus be?
25. The new Apple Campus will aim at being self-sufficient. Most of the power for the facilities will come from an "on-site low carbon Central Plant", according to an Apple Insider report.  Apple intends to use alternative energy sources to power the campus, as part of its pledge to use 100 percent renewable energy at its facilities.

26. After revisions to the original plan, Apple showed that will be able to complete the project without having to remove any dirt from the area.

27. The structure will be outfitted with solar panels around the top of the building. It will run mostly off the Cupertino power grid but will use it as a backup electrical supply.

28. 7,000 trees will surround the campus. Apple has hired a leading arborist from Stanford University to help landscape the area and restore some of the indigenous plant life, including apricot orchards.

29. All landscaping is intended to make the area look very park-like. It will include jogging paths and walking trails around the building.

30. The former HP campus on which Apple's Campus 2 is being built was covered in buildings, concrete parking lots and non-indigenous decorative trees ill-suited to the specific Pacific climate. The strongest of the trees will be replanted and augmented with sturdy species that will flourish to create large open expanses of greenery.

 

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