Apple Park To Open In April
Apple has announced that its new 175-acre campus, located in California’s Santa Clara Valley, will be open for business in April.
Originally envisioned by Steve Jobs, the ring-shaped landmark will house a workforce of over 12,000 and feature the world’s largest panels of curved glass.
“Steve’s vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.
The campus features a 100,000-square-foot fitness centre for Apple employees, secure research and development facilities and the Steve Jobs Theater.
“The workspaces and parklands are designed to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment. We’ve achieved one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world and the campus will run entirely on renewable energy.”
Parts of Apple Park will also be open to the public, including an Apple Store and a cafe.
According to Laurene Powell Jobs, “Steve was exhilarated, and inspired, by the California landscape, by its light and its expansiveness. It was his favourite setting for thought. Apple Park captures his spirit uncannily well.”
“He would have flourished, as the people of Apple surely will, on this luminously designed campus.”