We first heard about Apple’s new “spaceship” campus when the company’s co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, presented its plans at the Cupertino City Council Meeting on June 7. The company has now submitted revised plans for the campus, in addition to a new rendering.
There seems to be only one new render in the revised plans, which is the image above, while the rest appear to be the same as those initially submitted. However, there is a detailed floor plan that illustrates how the four-story building will be laid out.
Once built, the new campus is expected to house 13,000 Apple employees over 2.8 million square feet. Steve Jobs was the first to give it the “spaceship” name when pitching it to the council earlier this year:
It’s a pretty amazing building. It’s a little like a spaceship landed. It’s got this gorgeous courtyard in the middle… It’s a circle. It’s curved all the way around. If you build things, this is not the cheapest way to build something. There is not a straight piece of glass in this building. It’s all curved. We’ve used our experience making retail buildings all over the world now, and we know how to make the biggest pieces of glass in the world for architectural use. And, we want to make the glass specifically for this building here. We can make it curve all the way around the building… It’s pretty cool.
Apple is hoping to have the new campus completed by 2015.