Apple Park is the corporate headquarters of Apple Inc. located at 1 Apple Park Way in Cupertino, California, U.S. It opened to employees in April 2017
Its research and development facilities are occupied with over 2,000 people. It replaced the original headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop, which opened in 1993.
Its circular design and extreme scale have earned a media nickname of 'the spaceship'. Located on a suburban site totaling 175 acres (71 hectares), it houses more than 12,000 employees in one central four-storied circular building of approximately 2,800,000 square feet (260,000 square meters). Steve Jobs wanted the whole campus to look less like an office park and more like a nature refuge. Eighty percent of the site consists of green space planted with drought-resistant trees and plants indigenous to the Cupertino area, and the center courtyard of the main building features a man-made pond.
Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.
“Steve invested so much of his energy creating and supporting vital, creative environments. We have approached the design, engineering and making of our new campus with the same enthusiasm and design principles that characterize our products. Connecting extraordinarily advanced buildings with rolling parkland creates a wonderfully open environment for people to create, collaborate and work together. We have been extremely fortunate to be able to work closely, over many years, with the remarkable architectural practice Foster + Partners.” said Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer.
size of Apple Park in Cupertino, CA in comparison with the Pentagon and ships