Apple Submits Renderings for Glass-clad Cupertino Headquarters
After recieving approval from city officials last month, Apple Inc. has produced and submitted architectural renderings of its glass-clad, ring-shaped, 2.8-million-square-foot campus in Cupertino, Calif., designed by renowned architect Norman Foster, according to a Nov. 13 Yahoo! Digital Crave report. Dubbed the "Mothership" by Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong, the company headquarters will be built on 176 acres of land and capable of housing roughly 13,000 employees, according to the report. Apple plans to occupy the building by 2016. The company will go before the Cupertino, Calif., City Council on Nov. 19 for final approval to begin expanding its headquarters, according to a NY Daily News report.
The building renderings include a donut-shaped main building—designed to promote collaboration among employees—lined with floor-to-ceiling concave glass walls, and will be powered by renewable energy, according to the report.