Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed the company's plans to build a new 150-acre campus in Cupertino, California. Jobs said it's a little like a spaceship landed, the four-storey building will be a circular loop with a courtyard in the middle, with curved glass all the way around it. Plans will be submitted as soon as possible and if all goes well the building should be finished by 2015. More details at Silicon Republic.
Jobs said Apple's current headquarters, 1 Infinite Loop, only holds 2,800 people and as the company hires 12,000 employees, Apple has been forced to rent buildings in its radius. As a result, the company needs another building to augment this but still wishes to remain in Cupertino. The planned 150-acre campus will be located on the original home of HP’s computer systems division.
Apple will make the campus 80pc landscape and will enlist the help of a senior arborist from Stanford to plant more indigenous trees, including apricot trees.
Parking will be placed underneath the main building and within another structure to reduce the current surface parking by 90pc.