Check Out Apple’s New ‘UFO’ Campus

To celebrate the latest accomplishments of inventing a whole new paradigm in personal computing with the iPad, and just becoming the most valuable publicly traded company in history, Apple is looking to build a new campus in Cupertino, California.  And the new campus design looks basically like a UFO.

According to the Cupertino City Council’s websiteApple Inc. has submitted a development proposal for their new Apple Campus 2 on a 175 acre area bounded by I-280 to the south, Wolfe Road to the west, Homestead Road to the north and North Tantau Avenue to the east. 

The proposal includes:

  • An Office, Research and Development Building comprising approximately 2.8 million square feet;
  • A 1,000 seat Corporate Auditorium;
  • A Corporate Fitness Center;
  • Research Facilities comprising approximately 300,000 square feet;
  • A Central Plant; and
  • Associated Parking.

Cupertino’s review process will consist of:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (including traffic, noise, air quality, etc.) during which there will be opportunity for public comment
  • Development review
  • Public hearings at the Planning Commission and the City Council

Alright, now for the good stuff.  Check out the two design layouts for the proposed new Apple campus:

via cupertino.org