Apple $5 billion headquarter will open in April 2017 in Cupertino, California. This will be the Apple’s gift on Steve Job’s birth anniversary.
Apple’s then-CEO Steve Jobs presented to Cupertino City Council details of the architectural design of the new buildings and their environs, but dies four months after he presented the plan in 2011.
It is a ring or donut shaped building advertised as “a perfect circle,” The inner rim and outer rim on each floor will be left open as walkways. There are 8 buildings, separated by 9 mini-atria. The campus is one mile in circumference, with a diameter of 1,512 feet (461 meters). The one circular building will house all employees. It is four stories above the ground and three stories underground. Apple created life-size mock-ups of all parts of building to iron out any design issues.
A 1000 seat auditorium will be named as Steve Jobs Theater after the co-founder of Apple. On February 22, 2017 Apple announced the official name of the campus to be “Apple Park”, and the auditorium to be named “Steve Jobs Theater”.
Apple have announced that it will begin to shift its staff to the new building in April, The process of moving more than 12,000 people will take over six months, and construction of the buildings and parklands is scheduled to continue through the summer.
Steve would have turned 62 this Friday, February 24. To honor his memory and his enduring influence on Apple and the world, the theater at Apple Park will be named the Steve Jobs Theater. Opening later this year, the entrance to the 1,000-seat auditorium is a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder, 165 feet in diameter, supporting a metallic carbon-fiber roof. The Steve Jobs Theater is situated atop a hill — one of the highest points within Apple Park — overlooking meadows and the main building.
Steve Jobs was quoted as saying: “It’s got a gorgeous courtyard in the middle, and a lot more. It’s a circle, so it’s curved all the way round. This is not the cheapest way to build something. Every pane of glass in the main building will be curved. We have a shot, at building the best office building in the world. I really do think that architecture students will come here to see it.” This proved to be Jobs’ last public appearance before his death in October 2011.