Apple today announced that Apple Campus 2 will be open and ready for employees to begin moving in this April, while also officially naming the site “Apple Park.”
In honor of Steve Jobs, who would have turned 62 on Friday, February 24, Apple announced that the theater at Apple Park will be called the “Steve Jobs Theater.” The theater will open later this year, and is located at one of the highest points on campus, overlooking the nearby meadows at Apple Park.
“Steve’s vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The work spaces and park lands are designed to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment. We’ve achieved the most energy-efficient building of its kind in the world and the campus will run entirely on renewable energy.”
The circular main building, or, “Spaceship” building, incorporates over 16 megawatts of rooftop solar power. This gives Apple Park one of the largest solar energy installations on the planet when it opens in April. Apple has also replaced over 5 million square feet of asphalt with green space containing over 9,000 native and drought-resistant trees as well as other vegetation.
Apple states that the 12,000+ employees moving to the site will take more than six months, and some smaller building construction and landscaping will continue into the summer.