Renderings revealed for Apple's second 'spaceship': a curvy, lush office complex in Sunnyvale

The project has been dubbed as another “spaceship,” referencing the nickname for the loop-shaped Apple Campus under construction in Cupertino. 

October 05, 2015 |
Renderings revealed for proposed curvy and lush second office for Apple

The 777,100-sf development by Landbank Investment on Central & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, Calif., is just five miles from Apple’s current Cupertino headquarters.

Cupertino-based Apple just signed a deal on a 777,100-sf development by Landbank Investment on Central & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, Calif., just five miles from Apple’s current headquarters.

The project has been dubbed as another “spaceship,” referencing the nickname for the loop-shaped Apple Campus under construction in Cupertino.

The second building’s design is being advertized as “Not Another Box,” Mashable reports. Renderings that have made rounds on the Internet depict a curvaceous building that looks like three flower petals surrounding a square garden. Each curve has itss own garden at its rooftop.

The Silicon Valley Business Journal reports that the deal for this second office “comes as Apple has made a huge land-grab in recent months in parts of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and north San Jose.” In sum, the company has spent $300 million to assemble nearly 70 acres.

Apple’s tenancy in the building is still unclear—whether the tech giant leased or purchased the project—and so is the planned construction start date.

According to Mashable, the building is planned to be certified LEED Platinum. It’s sinuous shape promises to alter the section of Sunnyvale it will be built on, currently dominated by single-story industrial and R&D buildings.

“Central & Wolfe takes its aesthetics so seriously, nearly all the parking spaces for the building are underground,” writes Mashable editor Chris Perkins. “All in all, the renderings point to a stunning campus.”

 

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