While Apple Park has been constructed pilots like Duncan Sinfield followed Apple's progress on the buildings and landscaping, allowing us to see the campus as work progressed.
Apple Park was done for some time now and drone videos have largely stopped, but Duncan Sinfield stopped by Apple Park this morning and captured a great-looking drone video we thought we'd share with MacRumors readers.
The main ring-shaped building has all its completed landscaping, along with the video also shows off auxiliary buildings like the Steve Jobs Theater and on-campus parking arrangements. Hundreds of trees protect exterior and the interior of the building that is ring-shaped, and there is a central pond. What's looking lush and green due to heavy rains in the Bay Area within the past couple of months' course.
Of specific interest is an occasion stage using a rainbow arch and numerous lights that is found right in the center of the campus. It is likely an impending employee-only concert event of some type, as visitors to the site aren't allowed on the campus, although it is not clear this really is for.
There's no word right now on what the event might be, however, Apple frequently hosts beer bashes and other employee events at Apple Park.
A curious point using a rainbow-colored arch was spotted yesterday in drone footage we shared with the apple campus drone footage, leading to speculation about what it might be for.
Details on the event and a meeting with Apple design chief Jony Ive were shared by Cult of Mac following the site obtained a copy of internal information about the project that was originally shared with Apple employees.
Jony Ive's design team made the multicolored arch in partnership using a custom concert staging firm, and conceptualizing the design took months of work. It's created from 30 unique machined components which make it easy to build up and take down to particular occasions, however there are 25,000 parts in all including the construction itself as well as the metal skeleton underneath.
Based on Ive, the general goal was to produce a point that would come to be instantly recognizable as the Apple Stage." The rainbow colour was chosen because it has been a part of identity for several years.
Ive also stated that the rainbow's existence is keenly felt in many areas and that in the conclusion of the day, it is hard to find somebody that doesn't love a rainbow.
There is the resonance with all the rainbow logo that has been part of our identity for several years. The rainbow is a joyous and positive expression of some of our addition values and I believe that one of the principal reasons the thought resonated so immediately so profoundly with us was the form the link from a decorative design point of view. A semi circle relates so beautifully and obviously to the sort of the ring.
The arch has been created for a three-dimensional object able to be valued in the round rather than simply the front. But it has effect and a value that is disproportionate.
My space in Apple Park is about the outside part of the perimeter. But I can see the rainbow reflected in the ceiling all the way through to where I sit. That was not planned but one of those lucky accidents.
We'd planned the way where the colors interplay between the discrete groups of the rainbow throughout the day making it more vital and fluid. There are reflections and a few subtle although superb combinations.
It sounds just like the rainbow arch won't be a permanent fixture at the campus, however, will be in a position to be removed and put back up for various events hosted at Apple Park.
There are no details about Apple's May 17 event for workers, but MacRumors has been advised that there will be a big name artist performing at the event.