The visitor center of Apple Park in Cupertino was lately inaugurated to act as a public front for the remarkable building that was created by Foster + Partners. The new center is independent of the campus and is “a uniquely designed architectural extension” of Apple’s HQ.
“With similar aesthetics in staircases, stone walls, and terrazzo floors,” the building’s “cantilevered carbon fiber roof appears to float,” solely sustained “by stone clad cores and no other extraneous columns for support.”
“Guests are also welcome to make their way upstairs to the roof terrace for beautiful views of the main building and some of the 9,000 native and drought-resistant trees on the grounds. As they return to the first floor they are invited to visit the cafe surrounded by olive trees or the store with Apple’s full range of products and exclusive Apple and Apple Park branded merchandise.”
Apple announced that the center was built to welcome “guests to explore Apple Park in an immersive and engaging way.” A 3D miniature replica of the company’s headquarters is “brought to life by augmented reality technology” where the guests are welcome to know more about the project and its goal. “Visitors can also choose to lift the entire roof off the building to peek inside to the collaborative office pod layout,” added the technology company.