Apple’s Spaceship Campus Will Have a Flying Saucer Auditorium

Amid all the excitement around Apple’s recent iPad event, some of us may have missed a new set of images for the company’s new campus that emerged in the last couple of weeks. The drawings depict an event auditorium that mirrors the flying saucer aesthetic of the main building, but in a much more interesting way.

Found in a set of images posted to the Cupertino City Hall website, discovered by the Apple Gazette, the circular, glass enclosed structure is actually an entrance to an underground auditorium.

Additional images shared on the website of one of the architects working for the firm contracted to build Apple’s new headquarters also show off aerial and side views of the structure.

Mirroring the architectural approach of Apple’s Fifth Avenue glass cube building, the outside is completely made of glass, topped off by a white disc, which from a distance makes the roof appear as if it’s hovering in mid-air.

Included in the building’s design are two circular elevators leading to the underground facility, another architectural touch borrowed from the Fifth Avenue store.

The 1,000 seat auditorium, along with the distinctive main building, are expected to be completed sometime in 2016.

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Images: Cupertino City Hall

Apple’s Spaceship Campus Will Have a Flying Saucer Auditorium
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