Earlier this week, satellite footage highlighted the progress Apple has made in construction on Apple Park, showing the new campus go from skeleton form to near completion. Now, Duncan Sinfield is back with his newest drone footage, offering our clearest look yet at Steve Jobs Theater.
- 2.8 million sq ft of office space
- 17 megawatts of rooftop solar
- 175-acre campus
- Separate on-site R&D facilities
- 100,000 sq ft. fitness centre
- Underground 1000-seat “Steve Jobs Theater” auditorium
- Will run on 100% renewable energy
- Apple hired architects Foster+Partners for the project
- Expected move in date: April 2017
First announced by Steve Jobs in 2006, Apple kicked off construction on its new 175-acre “Campus 2” in late 2013 and expects to start moving in more than 12,000 of its employees when the project is complete in April 2017. The move in process will happen over six months as construction continues through the summer. The campus located approximately one mile east of its current headquarters in Cupertino, California is also often referred to as the Apple “Spaceship” due to the appearance of the site’s main circular building.
According to Tim Cook, the new theater will be named after the late Steve Jobs.
To honor his memory and his enduring influence on Apple and the world, the theater at Apple Park will be named the Steve Jobs Theater. Opening later this year, the entrance to the 1,000-seat auditorium is a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder, 165 feet in diameter, supporting a metallic carbon-fiber roof. The Steve Jobs Theater is situated atop a hill — one of the highest points within Apple Park — overlooking meadows and the main building.
The new Apple Park will also house a visitors center with an Apple Store and cafe open to the public.