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Foster + Partners’ Apple Park Visitor Centre opens to the public

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Apple Park’s new Visitor Centre along Tantau Avenue in Cupertino, California opened to the public on 17 November

Designed by Foster + Partners as an exclusive public gateway to Apple Park, it features an expansive roof terrace that offers glimpses into Apple Park, including the main office building also completed by Foster + Partners earlier this year.

Nestled within an olive grove, a transparent envelope wraps around a floating carbon-fibre roof, which cantilevers over outdoor seating areas on either side. Visitors are greeted with a large scaled model of Apple Park, milled and finished by the same machines that create Apple’s products.

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Source: Nigel Young

The centre also includes a space selling souvenirs, and a café at its southern end. Details are consistent with the rest of Apple Park, with the design of the staircases inspired by the similar ones in the main building and clad with the same quartz stone, and the countertop at the café made with the same marble as the main restaurant.

Architect’s view

The idea was to create a delicate pavilion where visitors can enjoy the same material palette and meticulous detailing seen in the Ring Building in a relaxed setting, against the backdrop of Apple Park.

Stefan Behling, head of studio, Foster + Partners

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