Apple’s Town Hall auditorium is located in its campus in Cupertino and it will host the famous Apple announcements, launches of new products as well as conventions and important presentations.
For the Contract Division of Poltrona Frau this is truly a landmark project, as it is the largest auditorium project in the recent years in the United States and the project is another example of the ability of the company to continue constantly to nurture the precious relationship with some of the world’s top architects.
01 THE PROJECT
Apple Campus II, will sit on a plot of 176-acres of land, accommodating approximately 12,000 employees within the south bay city of 60,000 people.
Abandoning Apple’s classic “white” detailing, architects Foster + Partners have opted to clad the 2.8 million square foot, circular monolith in black – a stylistic remedy that seems to be in line with the overarching campus goal to “provide a serene environment reflecting Apple’s brand values of innovation, ease of use and beauty.”
Included in the plan is a 260,128 m2 office, research and development building, 1000-seat auditorium, 27,870 m2 research facilities, and a generating plant that will serve as the campus’ primary source of electricity.
02 THE SPACE
With a primary goal of promoting creativity and collaboration, the 176-acre campus will consolidate the current disjointed assemblage of aging corporate facilities into a single high performance office, research and development building, with supporting facilities,
The majority of the asphalt parking will be moved underground to make room for 6,000 indigenous trees and network of foot paths. The central courtyard is defined by the circular building, providing ample green space for apple employees that integrates outdoor elements into their corporate lifestyle.
O4: APPLE CAMPUS II