Apple Computer Headquarters

Frenchs Forest, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Awarded the 1988 Royal Australian Institute of Architects NSW Merit Award, the Apple Computer Headquarters showcases innovation, creativity and functionality.

Iconic and bespoke AJ+C’s 1987 design for Apple Computers’ national headquarters reflected the growing company’s unique style, while also meeting its functional requirements. Named by New York’s Metropolis magazine as ‘the world’s best commercial building’, the headquarters maintains Apple’s innovative image, while satisfying its need for office space, a training centre and warehouse.

Inspiring surroundings A freestanding building placed distinctively at the main entry, the training centre represents Apple’s iconic brand. Its cubic form is uniquely emblematic, and capped by a conical slate roof.

Uniting style and function Bold coats of dark green, blue and red, then Apple’s corporate colours, feature throughout the building. An east-west atrium separates the open-plan office area, cafeteria and recreation area from the training and demonstration rooms and dining room. Aluminium louvres provide sun control, and there is secure parking for almost 200 cars.

  • Date
    1987
  • Client
    Apple Computer Australia Pty Ltd
  • Cost
    A$11 million
  • GFA
    10,160 m²
  • Awards
  • 1988
    Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA)
    NSW Merit Award

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