Updated: Jul 21, 2020
Nicknamed ‘the spaceship’ because of the scale of the circular building, it measures 1 mile in circumference, with a diameter of 461 m (1,512 ft). Designed by Norman Foster and engineered by ARUP it can accommodate 14,200 parking spaces and more than 12,000 staff!!!
Location: 1 Apple Park Way, Cupertino, California, United States
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Architects: Foster and Partners
Construction Cost: $5 billion
Land cost: estimated at $160 million
Floor area: 2,800,000 sq ft (260,000 m2)
Engineering & Environmental 🏗
The structure is said to be one of the most energy-efficient structures ever built. The site is said to entirely powered from renewable energy, with solar panels installed on the roof capable of generating 17 megawatts of power which will be sufficient to power 75% of the building's power usage during peak daytime hours.
The air flows freely between the inside and outside of the building, providing natural ventilation and obviating the need for HVAC systems during nine months of the year.