The Apple HQ campus – both the current campus and the proposed new campus (even more so) hark back to the car oriented gated community suburban sprawl and corporate industrial park development of the 60s and 70s, argues L.A. Times Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne in Critic’s Notebook: Apple’s new campus will be a retrograde cocoon. The proposed new development is being referred to as “Campus 2,” and is in the shape of a giant donut, with a park like center. Indeed, the design seems tailor made for Apple’s notorious secrecy and insularity. However, such fortress-like design and apart-unto-itself layout is the opposite of current eco and urban planning policies, argues Hawthorne.
Apple Campus 1 map by Gussisaurio, Wikipedia creative commons