December 5, 2010
El Economicnista reports (English)that renowned British architect Norman Foster is hard at work designing Apple’s new campus in Cupertino. The 100 acre campus was picked up from HP last month for a measly $300M.
The architect has some pretty incredible plans, including an underground tunnel system linking the two campuses (called it). In fact, the entire road transportation system will operate through a network of tunnels (tubes?) that will clear the surface areas for green. “The buildings which will house the engineers and R&D will also be multifunctional and will incorporate cutting-edge technology in materials and equipment as well as renewable energy resources,” according to the report.
Apple has repeatedly said that it is stretching its current campus to capacity.
The campus will be modeled after Masdar, Abu Dhabi, considered the first city in the world without cars or carbon emissions (capacity 50,000).
The report makes many mentions of the term ‘Apple City’. We’re not certain if that is official or not (we hope it catches on).