What the Apple Spaceship Headquarters tells us about the future of work


Employees are able to get around campus on bikes (1,000 bikes on site) and they can use commuter shuttles and electric golf carts if they have further to go.

Connecting with nature

Steve Jobs did his best thinking while taking walks in nature and he wanted Apple workers to be able to do the same. The campus is surrounded by thousands of trees and has an orchard, a pond, and a meadow. A leading arborist was employed to help with the landscaping and to restore indigenous plants. Recycled water will be used and drought-tolerant plant varieties have been chosen.


The Ring includes research and development facilities. Security and privacy are required so that new products can be invented and not even all the staff members will be allowed access to all parts of the building.

The only access the public will have is to a visitor center with an Apple Store and Café. Visitors will also be allowed into the Steve Jobs Theater, located on a hill, with an auditorium that can seat 1,000 and that will probably be the location for future product launches.

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