Cupertino City Council has posted renderings for Apple’s planned new campus to its website.

Steve Jobs himself submitted these renderings to the Cupertino City Council before his death in early October this year.

The new campus, which is being built on a site previously abandoned by HP, will be set up to accommodate up to 13,000 employees in a ring-shaped, four-story building set in a lush landscape of grasses, trees and wildflowers.

The space will also include a large restaurant, an auditorium that seats 1,000 people, and research facilities taking up around 300,000 square feet. Altogether, the facility will take up 2.8 million square feet.

As Jobs said to biographer Walter Isaacson, he intended the building and its grounds to be “a signature campus that expresses the values of the company for generations.”

Here is Jobs making his presentation to the city council:

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The city’s response has been nothing but positive to date.

“There is no chance that we’re saying no,” said Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong as the first spaceship-reminiscent renderings made the rounds. “The Mothership has landed in Cupertino.”

Construction could be competed as soon as 2015.

If you’d like to take a look at the renderings yourself, we’ve uploaded that PDF to Scribd (see below). For more detailed plans and drawings and other information, you can check out huge PDFs for the proposal’s introduction, site plan and landscaping and floor plans.


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