The city of Cupertino revealed more details about Apple’s planned new spaceship-shaped campus, including higher resolution renderings along with information about the facility’s environmental impact.
Apple’s planned spaceship campus in Cupertino
According to the city, Apple Campus 2 building will be four stories tall and include 2.8 million square feet of space in the ring-shaped structure. It will include room for some 13,000 employees, with a 300,000 square foot research facility and a 1,000 seat auditorium. As Apple CEO Steve Jobs said earlier this year at a city meeting, the new campus will include underground parking.
Apple will be building its own power center to provide electricity for the campus and will require little supplemental power from the local grid.
According to the city, Apple will be restoring some of the area’s native vegetation with the assistance of arborists from Stanford University.
Once the new campus is complete, Apple will use the location along with its current headquarters on Infinite Loop. The project is expected to be completed in 2015.