Apple’s new spaceship campus has an official name and an opening date. Set in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley, the 175-acre complex has been officially named Apple Park and will be ready for employees to begin occupying 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.
Designed in collaboration with Foster + Partners, Apple Park replaces 5 million-square-feet of asphalt and concrete with grassy fields and over 9,000 native and drought-resistant trees. The entire thing is reportedly powered by 100% renewable energy, with its solar roof generating 17 megawatts of energy, making it one of the largest solar energy installations in the world. It’s also designed to be naturally ventilated and will require no heating or air conditioning for nine months of the year.
In addition to the new office space, Apple Park will have a 1,000-seat auditorium, which will be named Steve Jobs Theater to honor the company’s late co-founder of Apple.
Apple Park will also feature a visitor's center that will include an on-site Apple Store and a café that’s open to the public, R&D facilities, and a large fitness center for Apple employees.