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Apple Unveils Exciting New Pictures of Its Foster & Partners Designed Green Headquarters in Cupertino!

Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 15, 2011 @ 7:57 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Features | 7 Comments

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Not surprisingly, Foster & Partners’ design [1] for Apple’s new campus is exciting and bold but pricey. It will consist of a 260,000 m2 office building that will house up to 13,000 employees, a corporate auditorium fit for roughly 1,000 people, a corporate fitness facility, and a 28,000 m2 research and development park.

Special glass will have to be developed for the circular design, which also facilitates natural ventilation, while energy self-suffiency will be achieved by an on-campus power plant [2]. Although we’re guessing Apple will go alternative, the details of how the company plans to generate its power have yet to be revealed. Work-weary employees will be able to rest in all kinds of carbon-absorbing, uplifting green respites [3] throughout the campus which, reportedly, has already received the go-ahead from California’s Cupertino municipality. Apple fans should prepare for takeoff around 2015!

+ Apple [4]

+ Foster & Partners [5]

images via Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier & Wright, Apple

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URLs in this post:

[1] Foster & Partners’ design: http://inhabitat.com/3beirut-foster-partners-break-ground-on-first-green-roofed-tower-in-lebanon/

[2] on-campus power plant: http://inhabitat.com/japans-mitsui-plans-to-construct-solar-power-plants-in-tsunami-zone/

[3] uplifting green respites: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/event/escapemaker-presents-a-green-getaways-local-food-and-travel-expo/

[4] + Apple: http://www.apple.com/

[5] + Foster & Partners: http://www.fosterandpartners.com/Team/SeniorPartners/Default.aspx

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