It’s not breaking news to hear that Apple becomes serious when it comes to keeping their ideas and plans under secret, as it’s used to say “Secrecy is in Apple’s DNA”. Now Apple has managed to get an approval from the Cupertino Planning Commission for building a new-off campus restaurant. A place strict for Apple’s employees where they could eat and debate all kind of subjects without fearing that someone would steal their idea.
The new Apple cafeteria (21,468-square-foot) will be located near Apple’s Infinite Loop headquarters and will offer employees a meeting room, lounge areas and a second floor that deals with restaurant stuff. The most important reason why Apple’s director, Dan Whisenhunt has come with the plan is because in Cupertino there are other competitor companies in the same business.
After reviewing the drawings, the Community Development Department of Cupertino comes with the statement:
The proposed project is very well designed with generally good site landscaping, and a well refined glass, metal and panel skin. Its relatively low profile and substantial landscaping along the two street frontages will likely make the landscaping the dominant visual element at the corner with views of the building greatly subdued. A building of this refined shape and simplified detailing will, of course, depend upon the quality of the materials and the attention to the architectural details. However, given the reputation of the applicant for this project, I assume that this level of attention will be provided.