We have been following the construction and design process for Apple’s new campus for some time now from the latest drone flyover up to the last details about the design, patiently awaiting the day when the ‘Spaceship’ campus will be opened.
Today we have heard some new news about the campus as Apple has revealed not only the opening date for the campus but also a new name for it.
As was revealed by Apple today, the campus will be named Apple Park and the first employees will be moving into it in April 2017, at which point around 12,000 employees will begin their move into the building, however, it’s going to take around six months to get everyone into the building and construction will continue on the building through the summer.
Steve Jobs first presented the idea for this new campus to the Cupertino City Council back in 2011, passing away just a few months later, making Apple Park one of his final decisions at the company.
And it is a truly awe-inspiring building.
The main building is a massive 2.8 million-square-foot spaceship-esk circle that envelops a mass of trees that surround the middle of the land. Around the main building, you will also find specifically designed glass panels that provide a clean view of all of the campus’ surroundings.
Elsewhere on the campus, there will be a fitness center, a visitor center with an Apple Store and cafe, a couple of parking structures and the newly dubbed Steve Jobs Theater, which features a thousand seats and has been designed to fulfill Apple’s needs to host their own conferences or meetings for many attendants.