Photos of New Building at Apple’s European Headquarters Show Glass Exterior, Spacious Interior [Mac Blog]

Photos of Apple’s new “Building 4” office building located at its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland have surfaced on the website of Bennett Construction. The images show off the location’s glass exterior and spacious interior that features multiple office floors, a cafeteria with kitchen, a conference room equipped with large monitors, and a lounge-type area.

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Apple’s European headquarters opened in 1980 as the company’s first location outside of the United States. In April 2012, it was reported that Apple would be adding 500 new jobs at the location, bringing the total headcount at the site to 3,300. The campus was also in the news that same year after Greenpeace activists scaled one of the location’s buildings to protest Apple’s use of coal-derived power at its data centers, although the company has earned high marks from the environmental activist group since then for pursuing renewable energy.

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Work of course continues on Apple’s large Campus 2 project back in the United States, as the company has begun the first phase of its construction after the demolition of Hewlett Packard’s former offices. That phase will involve a 2.8 million square foot ring-shaped main building with an underground parking facility capable of holding approximately 2,400 cars, and the assembly of a 100,000 square foot fitness center and 120,000 square foot auditorium. The project is expected to be completed in 2016.

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