Here’s a look at Apple’s proposed new headquarters in Cupertino, CA. The city released more detailed plans about the project on the city’s website — and shared the concept renderings of Steve Jobs’ iSpaceship aka “Apple Campus 2.” More details here.
Set in rolling fields, this shimmering spaceship promises to follow Apple’s values of ‘innovation, ease of use and beauty.’ With an estimated cost of $5 billion, here’s designs for the gleaming silver doughnut of the new Apple headquarters by Norman Foster.
“We have a shot,” proclaimed Steve Jobs, in front of the Cupertino planning committee, in what would turn out to be his last public appearance, “at building the best office building in the world. I really do think that architecture students will come here to see it.”
“The building is pushing the boundaries of technology in almost every aspect,” says senior Foster architect Stefan Behling. “The glazing is a completely new system that’s never been done before,” he says, referring to the 12m-high concave sheets of glass for the main facade being manufactured in Germany, the biggest of their kind ever made. “Everything is handcrafted for this project.”
“You see the energy and the love and the attention to detail that we’ve put into this,” said Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer at an unveiling of the top secret spaceship plans. “We have treated this project just as we would any Apple product. And this will be a place for the most creative and collaborative teams in the industry to innovate for decades to come.”