The proposed design for the new Apple Headquarters
The designs for Apple's innovative "spaceship" campus in Cupertino have the tech community animated with joy since breathtaking images were first released in 2011. The headquarters of the tech giant are breathtakingly spectacular, inconceivably ethereal and best of all, mighty green.
The firm behind the futuristic design is Foster + Partners. Its founder Norman Foster points out that Steve Jobs was encouraged by the large open spaces at Stanford University.
Norman explains that the circular design of the building will prevent Apple employees from seeing a car, giving the illusion of a tranquil California landscape.
Foster + Partners settled on this futuristic design after a great deal of studying enclosed urban spaces.
An illustration of Foster +Partners magnificent works. They designed the overwhelmingly stunning Queen Elizabeth II Great Court.
Of the studying, Mr. Foster told the Architectural Record: "These studies finally morphed into a circular building that would enclose the private space in the middle-essentially a park that would replicate the original California landscape, and parts of it would also recapture the orchards of the past,” adding "The car would visually be banished, and tarmac would be replaced by greenery and car parks by jogging and bicycle trails."
Designing the parking lots underground contributes to the sense of being absorbed in nature.
Foster explains "You won't look out of your window and see row after row of parked cars" He add, "And of course you have the benefit of jogging and cycling trails-more than a thousand bikes will be kept on the site-and also pathways and landscaping connections."