After months or even years of building the future Apple headquarters, this project presented by Steve Jobs to the Cupertino City Council in June 2011 shortly before his death, now has a name and date of opening. Apple officially unveils the name of the new headquarters, it is the Apple Park . It will be open to employees of the Cupertino firm from next April . In parallel to the announcement, several photos were published, as well as a video. The relocation of Apple's 12,000 employees will take at least 6 months , giving construction teams time to finish some buildings and green spaces, covering a total area of 70 hectares . As a tribute to Steve Jobs, who will be 62 years old on Friday, February 24, 2017, the Apple Park underground auditorium will be named " Steve Jobs Theater ". It is perched on top of a hill and is surmounted by a roof of metallic carbon fiber. It will be open later in the year and will accommodate 1,000 people . If the Steve Jobs Theater is ready in time, it is likely that Apple unveils the iPhone 8 or anniversary model for the 10 years of the iPhone in this symbolic place. "Steve's vision for Apple extended well beyond the time he spent with us. He wanted Apple to be a hotbed of innovation for generations to come, "said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. The Cupertino firm also highlights the energy-efficient aspect of Apple Park and says that it works 100% from renewable energy thanks to the many solar panels installed on the roofs of the campus buildings. Apple Park also includes a visitor reception area, with an Apple Store and a cafe open to the public, a 10,000 square meter fitness center for Apple employees and a dedicated research and development facility that will surely be highly secured.