WIRED has been given an exclusive tour inside Apple Park, showing the enormous amount of attention to detail Apple is infusing into their ‘Spaceship Campus’. The 2.8 million square foot Cupertino headquarters will be home to 12,000 Apple employees, all working from the building which will be powered by 100% renewable energy coming from roof-top solar panels and wind turbines.
“As with any Apple product, its shape would be determined by its function. This would be a workplace where people were open to each other and open to nature, and the key to that would be modular sections, known as pods, for work or collaboration. Jobs’ idea was to repeat those pods over and over: pod for office work, pod for teamwork, pod for socializing, like a piano roll playing a Philip Glass composition. They would be distributed democratically. Not even the CEO would get a suite or a similar incongruity. And while the company has long been notorious for internal secrecy, compartmentalizing its projects on a need-to-know basis, Jobs seemed to be proposing a more porous structure where ideas would be more freely shared across common spaces. Not totally open, of course—Ive’s design studio, for instance, would be shrouded by translucent glass—but more open than Infinite Loop.”
While the cost of the project has been criticized by some shareholders, CEO Tim Cook is unapologetic. – “Could we have cut a corner here or there?” Cook asks rhetorically. “It wouldn’t have been Apple. And it wouldn’t have sent the message to everybody working here every day that detail matters, that care matters.” That was what Jobs wanted—what he always wanted. And the current leaders of Apple are determined not to disappoint him in what is arguably his biggest, and is certainly his last, product launch. “I revere him,” Cook says. “And this was clearly his vision, his concept. Our biggest project ever.”
WIRED reports a video tour of inside Apple Park shall be released soon/
Apple Park will run on 100% renewable energy and be home to the world’s largest panels of curved glass which shall be installed to the 2.8 million-square-foot main building. The spectacular landmark will offer a public visitors centre and on site cafe for those wishing to view the campus in all of its glory.