by Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 24 October 2013

Ever wondered why Apple products are so expensive, and according to some, overpriced? It’s to build a donut-shaped spaceship, that’s why. Apple’s proposed new corporate headquarters has come one step closer to fruition.

The Cupertino council has unanimously approved the plans and will have one final vote to take place in November 2014. The late, great Steve Jobs first proposed this UFO-like design to the city council in mid-2011.

The headquarters will cover about 2.8 million square feet of land and will accommodate up to 14,000 people (originally, it was supposed to be just for 6,000 people). It will also have room for a 600-seat restaurant, an auditorium for those infamous Keynote presentations, a fitness center, and a four-story parking garage. It is being designed by UK-based architecture firm Foster + Partners, in partnership with civil engineering firm Kier & Wright.

Phone home, Apple, phone home.

Via ArchDaily