Dubai firm behind carbon-fibre roof for Apple’s $5bn spaceship campus

Watch how Planet Labs has condensed the construction of Apple Park into just 18 seconds

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Dubai firm behind carbon-fibre roof for Apple’s $5bn spaceship campus The $5bn HQ is powered by 100% renewable energy and 75% of this will be generated by the solar-powered roof.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 5, 2017

Apple's newest headquarters is finally beginning to look complete with the help from Dubai Investment Park-based Premier Composite Technologies.

Apple Park, which has been likened to a spaceship, features the world's ‘largest freestanding carbon-fibre roof', designed and manufactured by the Dubai firm.

The $5bn HQ is powered by 100% renewable energy and 75% of this will be generated by the solar-powered roof.

The company calls the circular roof the ‘most stunning addition to the building' and reveals it weighs 80 tonnes and has been designed with 44 identical radial panels which average at 70ft long and 11ft wide. Each panel is then connected to a central hub within the middle of the campus.

The panels from the roof were assembled and tested locally and then shipped to Cupertino in California.

Apple began construction on Apple Park in 2013 and now a satellite imaging company Planet Labs has shared footage of the construction progress, shrinking it down to 18 seconds.

The video will show the skeleton-like frame of the campus, the wellness centre and the Steve Jobs Theatre, as well as the green surroundings.

Watch the video here. 

The 175-arce campus was first envisioned by the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in 2011, who wanted to create a centre for creativity and collaboration. 

Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, said: "Steve's vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come. The workspaces and parklands are designed to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment. We've achieved one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world and the campus will run entirely on renewable energy." 

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