Norman Foster Hired To Build "City Of Apple"

Apple has reportedly hired the famed architect Norman Foster to design its new Cupertino campus on the 98 acres it recently acquired from Hewlett-Packard.

According to Spanish newspaper El Economista, the new 'City of Apple' will be heavily focused on accommodating green technology.

The campus will be built using environmentally friendly building material, will feature renewable energy capabilities and under-ground roads in order to maximise the vegetation on the surface.

Norman Foster, who had won the Pritzker Prize in 1999, is also the force behind the Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, which is designed to house 50,000 people and is car-free.

The 'City of Apple' has been the best kept secret at Apple, according to the Spanish publication.

The company started to work with Foster on the design of the campus in 2006 when it acquired 50 acres of land adjacent to the recently purchase HP land.

Apple and Foster's architect firm Foster and Partners have far refused to comment on the news.