Apple Inc. said on Wednesday that it will open its new multi-billion dollar futuristic campus in April and spend six months moving employees into the 175-acre facility.
The new Cupertino campus, which has been dubbed as “spaceship” by observers due to the ring-shaped glass-enclosed design of the main building, will be officially called Apple Park.
The facility will bring together some 12,000 employees currently spread across a multitude of buildings at Apple’s nearby 1 Infinite Loop campus, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Apple hasn’t disclosed the cost of the new campus but reports have put it in the range of US$3-5 billion.
The centerpiece of the project is a 2.8-million-square-foot building shaped like a ring and encased entirely in curved glass.
Apple named a 1,000-seat auditorium at the center of the campus the Steve Jobs Theater in memory of its late co-founder.
It will be used to host Apple-related events in the future.
The campus is located on land once used for Hewlett-Packard’s Cupertino campus.
Apple acquired the land in 2010 when Jobs felt the company had outgrown its current facilities and needed a new campus where staff could work together.
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