Apple is currently designing "Campus 2," a massive mile-long campus for its employees on a stretch of land it acquired for about $300 million. It will break ground later this year.
The campus looks like a spaceship and its circumference will be nearly 1 mile.
9To5 Mac has 8 new, incredibly detailed blueprints of the building. It will be covered in solar panels, have lobbies with floor to ceiling windows, and an auditorium.
The blue prints also reveal some of the architecture firms working with Apple on the campus. Apple is partnering with the firm Foster + Partners with some consulting from engineering firm Arup, landscaping company OLIN, and contractor Davis Langdon.
The spaceship-like building, called “Campus 2″, is nearly a mile in circumference. Apple bought the campus’ land from HP and other neighbors in Cupertino, Calif., for around $300 million. The company’s late cofounder, Steve Jobs, oversaw its design, and the project’s proposal was his last public appearance.
Solar panels cover the main building’s entire roof and the images above depict additional outdoor and indoor aspects of the new structure. The exclusive slides name Foster + Partners as one of the architecture firms working on the project, as well as Arup for consulting engineering, OLIN for landscape architecture, and Davis Langdon for construction. Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer sent neighbors brochures recently to solicit feedback, and breaking ground is supposed to start later this year.
A previous 9to5Mac gallery features 100 other high-quality images. One of the highlights is an auditorium where Apple plans to give presentations when the facilities open in 2015.