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Renderings Highlight Interior of Apple's Upcoming 'Spaceship' Campus

Last month, the City of Cupertino gave what amounted to the final approvals needed for Apple to begin work on its massive new "Apple Campus 2" on the site of a former HP campus in the city. As part of the application process, Apple has shared a few renderings of the project over the last several years and has even built a model of the entire campus, which includes a large ring-shaped main building and a number of other facilities.

Around the time of the city's final approval, we pointed to a video posted by the City of Cupertino covering the three-hour October 1 meeting where Apple's Environmental Impact Report was discussed ahead, with the session including a brief overview video by Apple and a presentation led by Apple's Senior Director of Real Estate and Facilities Dan Whisenhunt.

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Cafeteria

Whisenhunt shared a number of new renderings of the campus as part of his presentation, and late last month Apple Gazette posted a number of low-quality screenshots from the session video showing the renderings. But now Wired has obtained a full set of higher-quality images that offer a much better look at the interior of the campus.

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Lobby of auditorium building
In these images, we see for the first time the space port-like entrance to the development’s subterranean parking lot, a cavernous cafeteria that spills into the grassy landscape beyond, and the glass pavilion that will serve as the entrance to Apple’s new underground auditorium — a secure lair where press will gather for future product launches. In short, these documents give us the most complete picture of Apple’s new home yet, a campus that Steve Jobs himself thought had a shot at being “the best office building in the world.”
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Parking garage

The full set of renderings is available at Wired.

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11 months ago
they are coming

Rating: 13 Votes
11 months ago
Does Apple have enough cash to bail out the government yet?

Better still, Apple should just form their own country, secede, and purchase states one at a time from the government. United States of Apple.
Rating: 8 Votes
11 months ago

cafeteria is terrible. why not have plants everywhere? Also reverb, echo will be a big issue. Having conversations at lunch will be difficult due to massive reverberation. That induces stress.


You do realize that this is a rendering, not a photo.
Rating: 6 Votes
11 months ago
lets wait and see what samsungs campus is going to look like!
Rating: 5 Votes
11 months ago

Really impressive. Hope there's tours. I love stuff like this.


Crap. Looks like your average Japanese toilet. Live here and you'll soon appreciate character.
Rating: 4 Votes
11 months ago
Genius Bar in the cafeteria just in case you drop your iPhone and crack the glass while walking down the stairs.
Rating: 3 Votes
11 months ago

Me, too, but you know the cost of living is gonna be ridiculous.


I live in San Francisco.
Rating: 3 Votes
11 months ago
Wow. Only Apple can pull something this amazing off. (Hopefully), I'll be out there in a few years...
Rating: 3 Votes
11 months ago

*Thinks of something supportive to say*


It all looks:

Impersonal...

Sterile...

Intimidating...

Empty...

Soul draining...

Depressing...

'European'...

A logistical nightmare...

Fun to bring your bike to on a rainy night or weekend...

An advertisement for Segways...

I hope people can customize their offices...

Needs tapestries...

Expensive...
Rating: 3 Votes
11 months ago
I think the place looks kinda creepy.
Rating: 2 Votes

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