Apple Park's Monumental Glass Auditorium To Open Later This Year
Named in memory of Steve Jobs, the park's auditorium will be a gigantic glass cylinder roofed in carbon fiber.
Apple Park, the suitably-named new Apple corporate headquarters formally known as Campus 2, is set to sport an incredibly unique piece of architecture later this year: a 20-foot tall, 165-foot diameter glass-encased auditorium, complete with a carbon fiber roof and adequate seating for 1,000 people.
The stucture, which is named the Steve Jobs Theater after the company's most famous founder, stands on top of one of the highest points within Apple Park, and will overlook the grounds' main building. Both the auditorium and the campus, according to Apple's chief executive Tim Cook, will continue Jobs' legacy of innovation and inspiration.
"Steve's vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come," Cook said. "The workspaces and parklands are designed to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment. We've achieved the most energy-efficient building of its kind in the world and the campus will run entirely on renewable energy."
Apple Park was formally announced back in 2011 by Steve Jobs himself, and would turn out to be one of the last projects he worked on before passing away in October of that year. True to his concepts, the campus is set to house over 12,000 employees total, and will be able to run predominantly from on-site renewable energy sources.