Revealed to the public earlier this autumn, Apple’s new campus – dubbed “Apple Park” flaunts a 2.8 million sq ft earthquake- proof compound surrounding a 175 acre planted landscape. Designed in collaboration with Foster + Partners, it includes the world’s largest solar installation along with 100% renewable energy, 32 staircases connecting open concept offices – in efforts to foster natural flows of cooperation among employees.
In an interview with Apple’s chief design officer, Jony Ive goes into detail on the build process and how the monumental undertaking has influenced the team’s outlook on product design moving forward.
“I always think that there are two products at the end of a programme; there is the physical product or the service, the thing that you have managed to make, and then there is all that you have learned. The power of what you have learned enables you to do the next thing and it enables you to do the next thing better.”