Drawings reveal new buildings inside Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus

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This reception area will greet you when you arrive at the new Apple Campus.
Photo: Foster + Partners

More architectural renderings have surfaced showing off a few new details of Apple’s eagerly-anticipated “spaceship” campus — including ancillary buildings such as a reception center, food stations for employees, and more.

Check them out below.

Up-close with world’s largest piece of curved glass at Apple HQ

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More than 3,000 giant  curved glass panes will be used at Apple campus 2.
More than 3,000 giant curved glass panes will be used at Apple campus 2.
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The world’s largest piece of curved glass is currently being installed at Apple’s fabulous spaceship campus. Over 3,000 gigantic curved glass panes will be used to form the walls on both side of Apple’s four-story campus that will measure more than one mile around.

Apple will use more than six kilometers of curved glass once the project is completed at the end of 2016, so the European Press Agency decided to get a closer look at the monstrous project as it enters its most delicate phase.

Check out the size of these huge glass panes:

San Jose says yes to sprawling new Apple campus

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Apple's building a new office in San Jose.
Apple's building a new office in San Jose.
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Apple is officially moving into San Jose.

The company received unanimous approval from the San Jose city council this week to develop on property it has leased in North San Jose for the next 15 years. The council approved Apple to build up to 4.15 million square feet of space, but what Apple plans to do with it is still a mystery.

Apple’s senior director of real estate development, Kristina Raspe, told the city council that the company still doesn’t have any firm plans on how the space will be used.

Two years on, Apple’s spaceship campus is taking off

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Apple's new campus looks like something out of Spectre.
Photo: Duncan Sinfield

How time flies! This month marks two years since ground broke on Apple’s futuristic new “spaceship” campus, and — despite the odd hitch along the way — things are looking impressively together.

To show just how together the pieces all are, drone videographer Duncan Sinfield recently flew his DJI Inspire 1 drone over the building site to produce a stunning video of Apple’s forthcoming dream campus.

Check it out below. You won’t regret it.

Apple’s spaceship campus was designed to promote collaboration

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What the finished product will look like.
Apple's new campus is all about cross-pollination between departments.
Photo: Apple

Steve Jobs was a big believer in great ideas coming from serendipitous interactions. So it’s no surprise that this concept was a central part of the design brief for Apple’s forthcoming “Spaceship” campus — one of the last projects Steve was actively involved with at Apple.

In a new (rare) interview with Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing talks about the importance of collaboration, and how Apple’s new 13,000-person campus will help further that goal, despite its massive size.