6/06/2012

Apple Campus 2


The new proposal for the Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino, CA looks very much like an energy field or research facility out a sci-fi film.  This being a tech company makes total sense of its design inspirations.  Designed by Foster + Partners, the main building or campus center takes the form of almost a complete circle at roughly 1,456 feet in diameter containing a building footprint of 1,000,000 sq ft, and enclosing a private park at its center and providing 360 degree views of parklands surrounding the facility.



Apple Inc. has submitted a development proposal to replace existing office and research buildings to create its new Apple Campus 2.  Most of the 175 acre area is located on the former Hewlett Packard campus and is bounded by I-280 to the south, Wolfe Road to the west, Homestaead Road to the north and North Tantau Avenue to the east.  The project is scheduled for 2015 completion.



The replacement and rebuild proposal includes:
Demolition of approximately 2.65 million square feet of existing office, research and development buildings
Construction of: an office, research and development building comprising approximately 2.8 million square feet;
A 1,000 seat corporate auditorium, a corporate fitness center, a central plant
Reasearch facilities comprising approximately 300,000 square feet located on the east side of Tantau Avenue, and associated parking.
Development allocation of up to 300,000 square feet of office space for subsequent development located within the project area.