The demolition is now complete of the Apple site located at Cupertino’s Ridgeview Ct. The site where Apple is set to construct an enormous 2.8 million square foot ring-shaped structure dubbed called Campus 2. New aerial image of the site surfaced and reveal that the upcoming corporate campus has started to take its circle shape.
The new images of the site shown it has been completely cleared out with demolition done and is ready to being the building process. Cupertino City Council gave the project the giant approval back in November and since then work on the site began by February 2014.
Now, details about this amazing build! - The main structure will feature an underground parking lot for about 2,400 cars and will be augmented by a 120,000 square foot auditorium for corporate events, a 100,000 square foot fitness center and more.
It will be surrounded by a cluster of apple trees, bike paths (more than a thousand bikes will be kept on the site) and roving footpaths, with Apple transplanting and replacing most of the approximately 3,710 trees at the site by indigenous foliage.
Apple’s new home is set to open its doors to 12,000 employees in 2016. Once complete, the brilliant structure will file as th most energy-efficient building of its kind.
Currently, Apple reaches 94 percent renewable energy usage across its corporate campuses and data centers and the firm’s Environment microsite hints that the new campus will be “a model of energy efficiency and green building design.”
Air flows freely between the inside and outside of the building, providing natural ventilation for 75 percent of the year. And sunlight powers one of the largest onsite corporate solar energy installations in the world.
The new campus is being built from the ground up to meet the highest environmental standards set by LEED, an internationally recognized green building rating system. When completed, Apple Campus 2 will be an ever‑present reminder of our commitment to sustainability and an example of what every corporate campus can be.
The building itself will use 30 percent less energy than a typical R&D office buildings. Apple says, and will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources.