Apple’s spaceship campus comes closer to reality, updated plans submitted

Apple is continuing to tweak its plans for its so-called spaceship campus, an enormous facility which should be home to up to 13,000 of the company’s employees by 2015.

This week the tech giant filed updated plans to Cupertino City Council, putting more flesh on the bones of the overall design as well as signifying a few changes.

As pointed out by TechCrunch, one such alteration concerns the enormous underground auditorium, the place Tim Cook and his team will one day use as the venue for unveiling future Apple gadgets and gizmos. Earlier sketches showed the auditorium designed in a circular fashion, whereas this week’s plans reveal designers have opted instead for a rectangular design.

The futuristic campus, with its striking circular solar panel-covered roof, will surely be a sight to behold.

Late last year the Cupertino company stated it intended for the new campus to “provide a serene and secure environment reflecting Apple’s values of innovation, ease of use and beauty. The state-of-the-art office, research and development facilities include strategies to minimize energy demand, reduce car travel and increase the use of reclaimed water.”

Plans for the campus include a “striking” cafe, fitness centers, a research and development facility, jogging paths through the grounds of the building and an underground parking space.

Steve Jobs pitched the idea for the campus to the Cupertino City Council in June 2011 in what turned out to be his last public appearance. At the presentation he said he wanted to help create a new base for Apple that would be “the best office in the world.”

You can check out the latest plans by heading over to the Cupertino City Council website here.

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