Apple’s new Japanese R&D center in all its shiny glory

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The new R&D center looks to have some interesting design flourishes. Either that or it's a mirage. Photo:
The new R&D center looks to have some interesting design flourishes. Either that or it's a mirage. Photo:

Apple’s spaceship-style Campus 2 isn’t the only impressive Apple building on the horizon. The first render for the company’s giant R&D center in Yokohama, Japan, is out — and it looks spectacular!

The facility will be built on the former grounds of a Panasonic factory in Japan’s second-biggest city, and will comprise 25,000 square meters over four stories.

As with the new Cupertino campus, the resulting building will be environmentally friendly, with reduced energy consumption, recycled water and a green space on the roof. Should all go according to plan, it will be completed some time in 2016.

The R&D facility will join a number of similar Apple offices in the United Kingdom, China and Israel. It will be one of Apple’s biggest in Asia, although it’s not yet known what it will be used for.

This isn’t the only exciting development going on for Apple in Japan. Recently it was reported that the company had struck a deal with Japan Display to build a $1.4 billion factory dedicated solely to smartphone displays. That plant is set to open near the central Japanese city of Ishikawa.

Source: NHK

Via: Macotakara