A First Look at Apple's New Corporate Headquarters
"Late last month, Apple’s 12,000 employee workforce began to move into the technology company’s new 2.8-million-square-foot headquarters in Cupertino, California designed by architects Foster + Partners, according to a press release," according to an article by Antonio Pacheco.
With the move-ins come the first images released by the headquarter's designers, Foster + Partners. The images are the first glimpses of the finished building, with, according to Pacheco, "contains the largest operable glass walls in the world, among its other superlative qualities."
Here's more from Pacheco on the design and layout of the building:
The main, four-story building is topped by slightly-gabled roof containing an 805,000-square-foot solar array that provides much of the power for the complex. The arrays are interrupted by a continuous, protruding light monitor that facilitates the building’s passive ventilation strategies. The building is not mechanically ventilated, but instead relies on a combination of convection cooling and thermal massing provided by radiant heating and cooling systems to regulate its internal climate.
Click through to see the first images of the built product and read more from Pacheco on the design of the main building and the highly landscaped grounds.