Apple is building a headquarters that look like a spaceship while Google is building an airport.
The City of Cupertino has published the complete proposal for Apple’s new mothership campus. There’s a lot of interesting new things that nobody has seen yet, like a mysterious “research facilities” separated from the main building and an underground auditorium.
The research facilities might be for Jonathan Ive’s top designers and the other main Apple execs that need to test their prototype products without any disturbances.
Actually, apart from being pretty and designed to ease the life of employees, the whole Apple Campus 2 seems to be focused on security. It’s one of its main objectives:
Create a physically unified campus community that respects Apple’s security needs (in part through perimeter protection).
The project overview also mentions security, along with “ease of use”:
Apple proposes to create Apple Campus 2—an integrated 21st century campus surrounded by green space. This new development will 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.
Check out some of the plans and renderings for the headquarters below:
Meanwhile, Google is getting an airport built.
According to Mineta San Jose International Airport, Signature Aviation and Blue City Holdings are going to build a 29-acre private owned $82 million facility that will house Google’s airplane fleet, among other private jets. It will house an executive terminal, aircraft servicing facilities, and hangars and ramp space for private jets as large as the Boeing 737 and 767.