In 2017 construction on Apple’s new headquarters, called Apple Park, was finally completed.
It took four years to build,and cost Apple over five billion dollars
That makes it one of the most expensive buildings on earth.
And many people have wondered what exactly Apple got for their money.
So in this video, we’re going to take a look inside Apple Park
and discover the buildings and facilities that make the headquarters so special.
This is Greg with Apple Explained.
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Alright now let’s start off with the main building on Apple’s campus,
which is officially called “The Ring.”
It features four stories of office space for over 12,000 employees.
A walkway lines the inner and outer perimeter of the building,
which means it’d take about 7 and a half minutes to reach the opposite side,
or about 15 minutes to walk all the way around.
But you may not mind the long walk, considering the view you’d have while taking it.
The Ring’s exterior is made up of 36 to 47 foot-long curved glass panels.
Resulting in an open, seamless panoramic view of the outdoor landscape.
In fact, Apple Park was designed to be as open as possible
in order to encourage the free-flow of ideas through chance meetings between employees.
That’s why office spaces are formed into pods,
where a worker could be in deep concentration one minute,
then bump into a colleague in the next.
But not everyone was enthusiastic about this approach.
With many employees writing in to tech journalistst John Gruber
criticizing the open floor plan
Even more complained about the glass walls and doors,
which were easy to run into when distracted.
In fact, two workers were actually injured and required hospitalization
after walking into the building’s translucent walls and doors.
This prompted employees to stick posted notes on the glass
to make sure the obstacles were more noticeable.
but they were quickly removed because they detracted from the building’s design.
Another way The Ring encourages employee interaction is with one big restaurant
instead of several small ones located throughout the building.
That means employees have to walk further to reach the cafe,
and increases the likelihood of interactions while eating,
since everyone is forced into the same 58,000 square foot eating area.
The restaurant itself is called Caffe Macs,
and features four-story sliding glass doors, the largest in the world,
that open to the courtyard on nice days.
And to prove just how much Apple cares about every detail,
they actually patented their own pizza box
that prevents the crust from getting soggy.
But there’s more to The Ring than meets the eye.
because hidden underneath the four story behemoth,
is a two story parking garage
finished with reflective white tile, domed ceilings,
and traffic lights seamlessly integrated into the street signs.
This allows workers to drive in and out of Apple park without obstructing the beautiful view.
Speaking of which, the landscaping at Apple Park is one of its most important features.
Jobs loved the foliage work done on stanford’s campus.
and he tracked down one of the arborous responsible, David Muffley.
who oversaw the planting of 9,000 indigenous trees at Apple Park,
hand picked not only for their appealing structure, but also their resistance to drought
精心挑选的树木 不仅有好看的形态 还有抗旱能力
which has only become more common.
The courtyard area consists of mainly apricot, olive and Apple orchards,
plus an herb garden near the cafe.
But there’s more than just foliage. Apple added an artificial pond
that just like The Ring Building, also happens to be a perfect circle.
there’s also a rectangular field with a rainbow structure
that actually serves as a stage for speakers or performances.
The stage was actually co-designed by Jonathan Ive and Foster and Partners.
It uses the same rainbow colors as the early Apple logo,
and features rounded arches that can be fitted with lighting equipment.
But it’s important to point out
that the ring is just one of several buildings at Apple park.
If you travel to the northwest area, which you can reach by using one of the gray Apple bicycles,
you’ll find a building that may look a bit out of place.
It’s called the Glendenning barn.
and it wasn’t part of apple’s original plans.
The barn was built in 1916,
and happened to be on the land Apple purchased for their new headquarters.
They wanted to demolish it completely,
but it had already been declared a historical site in 2004 by the city of Cupertino.
So after some discussion, Apple agreed to keep the barn
in use it to store maintenance tools and other landscaping materials.
Beside Glendening, barn is a much larger building
that was part of Apple’s plans.
It’s a 100,000 square foot fitness and wellness center,
complete with changing rooms, showers, laundry services group, workout rooms.
配备完整的更衣室 淋浴 洗衣服务 健身房
and a two story yoga room covered in stone.
But not just any stone,
Jobs made sure it was sourced from a specific quarry in Kansas
and carefully distressed
to make it look like this stone from his favorite hotel in Yosemite.
Moving further south, you’ll find the sports fields,
where workers can enjoy a game of basketball or tennis.
And even further South is the Apple park central plant,
which is attached to the southern parking garage.
The central plant house’s utility equipment like fuel cells, backup generators,
chillers, condenser water storage, hot water storage,
冷水机组 冷凝蓄水装置 热水储存器
an electrical substation, and water and fire pumps.
While the parking garage allows for an additional 9,000 spaces for workers
for a total of 14,200 parking spaces at Apple Park.
加起来 苹果公园共有14200 个停车位
Heading East from the southern garage, you’ll find my personal favorite building,
the Steve Jobs Theater.
It’s a circular building made up of curved glass panels
topped with the largest carbon fibre roof in the world.
There’s so many amazing details about this building,
that I’ll probably make an entire video dedicated to it,
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But long story short,
The glass panels actually act as support beams for the roof,
so no columns are necessary.
And if you’re wondering where the actual theater is,
it’s all underground.
You can reach it by either taking the beautifully crafted curved staircase.
or by walking into a glass elevator that slowly rotates as it descends,
allowing it to have just one door instead of two.
The theater itself holds 921 people,
about three times more than Apple’s previous town hall.
while still retaining an intimate feel.
And while much of the Steve Jobs Theater is underground
it was placed on the highest hillside in all of Apple Park.
as a symbolic gesture of respect to the man it was named after.
Heading northeast from the theater is the visitors center.
which is the only part of Apple Park open to the public.
It’s a two-story building with four main areas
An Apple Store featuring exclusive merchandise
like t-shirts, hats, tote bags and post cards.
专营t恤 帽子 大手提袋和明信片等独家定制商品
A 2,300-square-foot cafe,
an exhibition area that features a 3D model of Apple Park
that visitors can explore in detail using augmented reality,
and a rooftop terrace that overlooks the entire campus.
The Visitor Center also has an underground parking garage with almost 700 spaces.
Now this five billion dollar headquarters has received its fair share of criticism,
for being too extravagant and its construction too perfectionist.
But I think those words describe precisely
the type of campus Steve Jobs wanted for Apple.
and the words of Tim Cook.
“Steve’s vision is reflected all around us at Apple Park.
He would’ve loved it here, in this place he dreamed up.
the home and inspiration for Apple’s future innovations. “
Alright guys I hope you enjoyed that peek inside Apple Park,
好了 伙计们 我希望你们喜欢这次的苹果公园内部参观
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