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Apple's spaceship campus, Apple Park, opens in April

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Apple is planning to open its new campus, named Apple Park, in April. While the campus, set in Cupertino, California, has been tracked extensively by drones during its development, Apple has provided its own imagery and videos of the new $5 billion campus. 12,000 employees at Apple will take around six months to move into the new 175-acre complex, which is shaped like a spaceship, while construction continues on buildings and parklands around the new campus.

Originally envisioned by Steve Jobs, Apple Park includes 2.8 million-square-foot of space, and features the world’s largest panels of curved glass. Apple is planning to name the new theater at Apple Park the Steve Jobs Theater to honor the co-founder of Apple who died in 2011 aged 56.

Steve Jobs Theater

The new auditorium includes 1,000 seats and is situated on a hill that overlooks the main building and surrounding parklands. Apple Park will also feature an on-site Apple Store, public café, a visitors center, R&D facilities, and a large fitness center for Apple employees. Apple Park will also be powered by 17 megawatts of rooftop solar power, making it one of the largest on-site solar energy installations in the world. Apple is also planning to use natural ventilation for the building, and projects that it will not require heating or air conditioning for nine months of the year.