Dai Sugano

Apple’s planned ‘spaceship’ campus, now known as Campus 2 is slowly but surely becoming more of a reality. The campus, which was first introduced by Steve Jobs himself at a city council meeting back in 2011, encompasses more than 2.8 million square feet and is designed to house office space, various amenities and roughly 12,000 employees. Last week, Apple cleared another hurdle in its effort to land its ‘Spaceship’ campus in Cupertino by 2016, garnering a thumbs up from the city’s planning commission. Now it just has to win the approval of city council, and it’s home free.

Apple unveiled a detailed model of the campus, together with a brochure which was sent to staff. Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer gave some more details on the project:

“You see the energy and the love and the attention to detail that we’ve put into this,” he told this newspaper during a sneak-peek of a top-secret, living-room sized model of the building. “We have treated this project just as we would any Apple product. And this will be a place for the most creative and collaborative teams in the industry to innovate for decades to come.” 

“The concept of the building,” said Oppenheimer, “is collaboration and fluidity. It’ll provide a very open-spaced system, so that at one point in the day you may be in offices on one side of the circle and find yourself on the other side later that day.”

Here’s the brochure:

On October 15th, the City Council of Cupertino will vote on the project. If approved, a second vote in November will be required to certify the decision. Apple, in its pamphlet, stated that, following approval, it will move quickly to dig in.


[Detailed model for Apple’s new Spaceship Campus: Source]