APPLE NEW HEADQUARTERS LANDSCAPE
Steve Jobs and his vision of landscape for new offices in Cupertino Apple
While construction crews work feverishly to finish the huge and impressive new headquarters in Cupertino Apple this year, another key element of the design of the campus is ready, about 150 kms east.
In its nurseries East Bay, Apple has been growing more than 4,600 trees, which are prepared in large wooden containers. Soon, the team of arborists Apple will start shipping these trees, an estimated 2 or 3 at a time, to the works of Cupertino rhythm, which will be planted with a logistics deployment and important engineering, as part the ambitious landscaping plan of the company on the block.
Investment in these trees is another example of the attention to detail, quality and finish that are classic and distinctive Apple. Instead of using plant material formats and standard sizes, and wait deadlines usual time of at least 10 to 20 years to generate the planned tree stands, Apple aims to create a California forest from the beginning, similar which originally covered the region before being urbanized.
Many other companies and cities around the world have made before landscaping projects transplanted mature trees. But in this case, the magnitude of landscaping plans Apple seems to have no precedent, say growers and nurserymen in California.
It could not be otherwise, these seem to be the kind of thing that Apple only try.
This project advanced landscaping is another embodiment of Steve Jobs, a surprising and indefatigable creator, with an incredible view of progress, innovation and foresight systems and sustainable processes, not only in their main field of work, computing, but also, with admirable holistic approach in any other field of action in which he found it necessary to intervene: “Today, only 20 percent of urban space is green area, most covered large asphalt parking lots” he said co-founder Steve Jobs introducing the first time these plans landscaping in the city of Cupertino. “We want to change all this and make landscaping cover 80 percent of Apple’s new facilities. And we will make placing underground most of the parking. And you can see what we have in mind. Currently we have 3,700 trees on the premises, we would almost double. ”
For Jobs, who grew up in the region, this is an opportunity to regain lost value of an area that was once a productive landscape of open spaces and orchards, and gave way to drab office buildings low.
“The design of the landscape of meadows and forests create an ecologically rich open dehesa oak forest with meadows, primeval vegetation reminiscent of the Santa Clara Valley,” Jobs said in his proposal. Landscape plans that will incorporate both visualized young and mature trees and drought-tolerant plants and native plants that thrive in Santa Clara County with minimal water consumption. Apple is implementing the new techniques of green infrastructure that extraordinary results are beginning to show in Northern Europe, with an increase of permeable surfaces that promote natural drainage and improve water quality in the bay of pumpkins. The human and ecological environment resulting work will remember the pre-agricultural agricultural past and Cupertino later.
From the moment that Apple proposes its new campus in 2011, he has emphasized how green it will be. When the facilities in which Apple is now building owned by Hewlett-Packard, most of the surface covered stage of concrete and asphalt, the new headquarters complex Apple is a largely green space that will enjoy first instead, the approximately 14,000 employees of the company, who consider their workplace as an extension of your own home.
A manifestation of the talent and capacity of multidisciplinary vision of this controversial figure, but that is indisputably great Steve Jobs.
Image Credits: City of Cupertino / Apple