美国,旧金山,Cupertino市,苹果公司新园区/福斯特事务所

乔布斯的苹果公司的新园区,由福斯特事务所、ARUP美国公司和一家本地的Kier & Wright工程公司一同设计。它靠近苹果现有的园区,与硅谷的其它公司,如eBay, Nvidia, Cisco, Netflix and Sun近邻。

该园区的功能如下:办公,研究,面积大约280万平方英尺,可容纳13000雇员,1000座位的会议厅,中心绿地。相应的停车位。

它是一个令人着迷的建筑。它像一个着陆的宇宙飞船。它的中心帅称宽阔的内院。

这样的建筑并不便宜,它没有一块玻璃是平的,我们事务所在世界各地都有建成的建筑,我们能找到建筑用的最大的玻璃,我们想通过这种方式让建筑独特,这非常酷。

圆形有利于园区的安全保卫,也能促进内部的交流。

该项目通过产生电力来减低能耗。为苹果公司的雇员们提供中央的开放绿地。通过精心的设计,超越了经济社会和环境的局限。乔布斯选择了正确的设计事务所。

从图纸上看,该项目正在等待城市当局审批,该项目很可能获得批准,可能于2015年落成。


The city of Cupertino has released more details about the new Apple Campus, revealed back in June.

The new documents confirm Foster + Partners as the architects, working with ARUP North America and Kier & Wright, a local civil engineering firm that has worked on Apple’s current campus and buildings for other tech companies (eBay, Nvidia, Cisco, Netflix and Sun, among others).

About the program:

An Office, Research and Development Building comprising approximately 2.8 million square feet for up to 13,000 employees

A 1,000 seat Corporate Auditorium

A Corporate Fitness Center

Research Facilities comprising approximately 300,000 square feet

A Central Plant

Associated Parking

It’s a pretty amazing building. It’s a little like a spaceship landed. It’s got this gorgeous courtyard in the middle… It’s a circle. It’s curved all the way around. If you build things, this is not the cheapest way to build something. There is not a straight piece of glass in this building. It’s all curved. We’ve used our experience making retail buildings all over the world now, and we know how to make the biggest pieces of glass in the world for architectural use. And, we want to make the glass specifically for this building here. We can make it curve all the way around the building… It’s pretty cool.

The round shape has also been cited as an important part of the campus’ security (better perimeter control) and to improve internal circulations.

It’s interesting to see that the objectives of the project are focused on reducing the use of electricity by generating its own energy on an on-site Central Plant, provide open green spaces “for Apple employees’ enjoyment” and to “exceed economic, social, and environmental sustainability goals through integrated design and development”. It seems Jobs choose the right firms for this.

By looking at the drawings it seems that the project is ready to go, and now it’s waiting for city approval. The city has revealed that they are very likely to approve the project, so it seems everything is on route for an opening in 2015.