The City of Cupertino has released a new set of high-resolution technical drawings for Apple’s upcoming ring-shaped Campus 2 facility. The official documents depict the iSpaceship building, including underground parking space for nearly five thousand cars and a massive auditorium where Apple will hold media events.
So if you thought past media events were magical and spellbinding, Apple’s future press conference are bound to knock your socks off once Campus 2 officially opens some time in 2015…
The City of Cupertino just released a new set of renderings and drawings related to Apple’s Campus 2 facility.
These include the following material, provided as downloadable PDF documents:
- Introduction (9.3MB)
- Site Plan & Landscaping (19MB)
- Floor Plans – Part 1 (25MB)
- Floor Plans – Part 2 (20.6MB)
- Renderings (3.4MB)
We noted last month that the all-glass structure won’t replace Apple’s main corporate headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California. Instead, it’ll become research facility office space for an additional 13,000 employees and will provide an additional 300,000 feet of expansion space for future growth.
One of the intricacies detailed in the newly released drawings include a massive underground auditorium with just one purpose we can think of: media events.
So come 2015, when the building is scheduled for completion, this is where Apple will likely hold keynotes to announce future products.
Here’s this auditorium.
You can see the stage, backstage and auditorium sections on the left and a huge circular exhibition space on the right.
And this below is the cross-section look at it.
And perhaps not related, but nonetheless interesting: Apple’s huge underground parking space for a whopping 4,300 vehicles.
Architectural design is credit to four design studios: London-based Fosters + Partners, San Francisco-based Arup North America, Philadelphia-based OLIN Landscape Architecture and Urban Design and Santa Clara-based Kier & Wright.
More information about the Apple Campus 2 project can be found at the official City of Cupertino website.
If these drawings are anything to go by, Apple’s future media events are bound to capture audiences worldwide unlike any other venue before.