Today, Apple declared that the company is going to develop a 1000 seat auditorium at its new Apple Park campus and in the honor of “Steve Jobs”, the company has named it “Steve Jobs Theater”, who is the company’s co-founder.
The Theater is a 20ft tall glass cylinder having World’s largest freestanding carbon fiber roof. It is situated at top of hill which is the highest point in the whole campus of area 175 acre.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said:
“Steve’s vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The workspaces and parklands are designed to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment. We’ve achieved the most energy-efficient building of its kind in the world and the campus will run entirely on renewable energy.”
Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs said:
“Steve was exhilarated, and inspired, by the California landscape, by its light and its expansiveness. It was his favorite setting for thought. Apple Park captures his spirit uncannily well,” said Laurene Powell Jobs. “He would have flourished, as the people of Apple surely will, on this luminously designed campus.”
Apple design chief, Jony Ive said:
“Steve invested so much of his energy creating and supporting vital, creative environments. We have approached the design, engineering and making of our new campus with the same enthusiasm and design principles that characterize our products,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “Connecting extraordinarily advanced buildings with rolling parkland creates a wonderfully open environment for people to create, collaborate and work together. We have been extremely fortunate to be able to work closely, over many years, with the remarkable architectural practice Foster + Partners.”
Apple park’s construction will be completed soon and will be available for employees in April, however, the theater will be completed later this year.