‘Apple City?’ Norman Foster designing Apple’s new Cupertino campus

Complete your iPad experience with ZAGGmate!“El Economicnista reports that renowned British architect Norman Foster is hard at work designing Apple’s new campus in Cupertino,” Seth Weintraub reports for 9 to 5 Mac.

“The architect has some pretty incredible plans, including an underground tunnel system linking the two campuses,” Weintraub reports. “In fact, the entire road transportation system will operate through a network of tunnels (tubes?) that will clear the surface areas for green.”

Weintraub reports, “The campus will be modeled after Masdar, Abu Dhabi, considered the first city in the world without cars or carbon emissions (capacity 50,000). The report makes many mentions of the term ‘Apple City’. We’re not certain if that is official or not.”

Full article, with renderings of Masdar, Abu Dhabi, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]

30 Comments

  1. Oh oh no.

    Giant shiny projects like this are often an indicator that a company is about to implode — because the focus is on the internal rather than the external.

    CEO spends all his time designing corridors and how coffee cupboard is stacked (e.g. old CEO of mine had our office lined with wood with screwheads at 45-degrees, and all coffee cups in cupboards had to be stacked with handles in similar 45-degree angle).

    It’s usually giant fish ponds in reception or fountains outside or giant logos on buildings through. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Boner alert! I’d love to take a tour through there. Indeed that place could become one of the hottest destinations for tours in the country. Everyone would want to take a trip through Apple City. They’d come from around the world to visit it.

  3. @MrMcLargeHuge,

    either you’ve never been to Venice, or you haven’t been there since the early 20th century. Of course Venice has cars. Not in the most famous part of the city (the canals and waterways), but that’s only one relatively small part of the city. Venice is pretty big.

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