Original rendering, left; Updated rendering, right. (image via AppleInsider)
Earlier this year, Steve Jobs revealed Apple’s plans for a massive new campus in Cupertino, CA known as the Spaceship. Then, a new report suggested that the new campus is larger than the U.S. Pentagon and New York City’s Empire State Building (amazing). Yesterday, Apple submitted new renderings for the proposed spaceship. The new renderings reveal a brand new roof (which consists of a new dark-grey material), a jogging path, and changes to its fitness center.
The City of Cupertino published an update to the company’s “Apple Campus 2 Project”. Most of the new renderings are of higher quality and are better lit, but some of the images also appear to show a darker color for the structure’s roof. In addition, minor changes have also been made. The revised application calls for an addition of parking plans for the corporate auditorium. Also, drawings for a private jogging path and a proposed expansion of the corporate fitness center from the original proposal of 25,000 square feet to 45,000 square feet have been made. Not only has Apple made requests for new additions, but has also removed a floor from the fitness center. The proposed new height for the fitness center is 18 ft versus the original 30 ft.
Apple’s new “Spaceship” campus will have an area of be 2.8 million square-foot and house 13,000 employees. Back in June, Steve Jobs described the campus as follows:
It’s a pretty amazing building. It’s a little like a spaceship landed. It’s got this gorgeous courtyard in the middle… It’s a circle. It’s curved all the way around. If you build things, this is not the cheapest way to build something. There is not a straight piece of glass in this building. It’s all curved. We’ve used our experience making retail buildings all over the world now, and we know how to make the biggest pieces of glass in the world for architectural use. And, we want to make the glass specifically for this building here. We can make it curve all the way around the building… It’s pretty cool.
If everything goes as per plan, the company plans to break ground on the project next year and open the facility in 2015. Don’t know about you, but I would love to work at this future campus.