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Take a breathtaking tour via drone of the Apple Park. Apple’s mega headquarters that is set to open in April 2017.

Apple’s new 175-acre campus will be ready for employees to begin occupying in April. The process of moving more than 12,000 people will take over six months, and construction of the buildings and parklands is scheduled to continue through the summer.

Envisioned by Steve Jobs as a center for creativity and collaboration, Apple Park is transforming miles of asphalt sprawl into a haven of green space in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley. The campus’ ring-shaped, 2.8 million-square-foot main building is clad entirely in the world’s largest panels of curved glass.

The theater at Apple Park will be named the Steve Jobs Theater. Opening later this year, the entrance to the 1,000-seat auditorium is a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder, 165 feet in diameter, supporting a metallic carbon-fiber roof. The Steve Jobs Theater is situated atop a hill — one of the highest points within Apple Park — overlooking meadows and the main building.

Designed in collaboration with Foster + Partners, Apple Park replaces 5 million-square-feet of asphalt and concrete with grassy fields and over 9,000 native and drought-resistant trees, and is powered by 100 percent renewable energy. With 17 megawatts of rooftop solar, Apple Park will run one of the largest on-site solar energy installations in the world. It is also the site of the world’s largest naturally ventilated building, projected to require no heating or air conditioning for nine months of the year.

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  1. The sameness smells like WWII Germany’s National Socialist architecture designed by Albert Speer, Reich Minister of Armaments and War Production, but with the forward-looking environmental enhancements.

    1. Fascist architecture was known for its monumentality, its size.

      Monumental architecture was meant to wow you by its size, and to appear as big as possible.

      What you don’t understand is that Apple Park, from the ground, will appear smaller than it actually is, the very opposite of monumental architecture. It’s only a 4-story building, barely taller than some of the trees. The facade is always curving away from an observer, so the observer will always feel that the building is smaller than it actually is.

      Clearly, you don’t know the first thing about architecture if you think Apple Park has any resemblance to Nazi architecture.

      1. Oh no no. Albert Speer was an old school architect who created retro Romanesque style buildings. Hitler saw the Third Reich as a reborn Roman Empire and Speer’s designs echoed the look of antiquity, ugly as they were. Apple Park is more representative of the modernist Bauhaus design. And most of those guys like Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe left Germany before the shooting started.

  2. A statue of a walking Steve Jobs with his hands behind his back and head bowed towards the ground in thought heading towards the theatre on one of the walkways would be a great touch. It would almost feel as if he was still here. You can say, “Hi Steve”, as you pass him or go around another path to avoid him incase he might ask you about the progress of the last project he gave you.

      1. Since when should people be dead before a building is named after them?
        In my view he should have a building named after him as well !…. as one of the two founder of Apple… without him, most probably, there would not have been an Apple .

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