Apple Headquarters Design Eerily Similar to that of Shandong Office Park

Apple Headquarters Design Eerily Similar to that of Shandong Office Park
Dec 22, 2015 By eChinacities.com

Apple Headquarters Design

Shandong Office Park

Netizens have called out Apple for copying the design of a Shandong software park for its new headquarters currently under construction in the United States. Chinese Netizens claim that the new headquarters looks eerily similar to a software park in Shandong.

Hong Kong’s Oriental Daily reported on December 21 that Apple’s new headquarters looks like Shandong’s Qilu Software Park constructed nearly twenty years ago. Both compounds have large buildings constructed in a circle with a green park and a lake in the center. The only difference is that Apple’s headquarters has glass walls and Qilu Software Park has solid white walls.

Netziens joked that Steve Jobs designed the headquarters on purpose to resemble Qilu Software Park. Others said that both buildings were designed in the style of Fujian’s Hakka architecture. Apple fans said that both buildings seemed to be inspired by traffic rotaries, and that the Apple building did not copy the Chinese one.

Source: inews.qq.com

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11 Comments

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Stiggs
comment|67748|276259

If they copied anyone, and let's face it a round building is pretty common and not exactly ground breaking technology so probably not,it's more likely Apple copied the same building from a Western country the Chinese no doubt copied.

Dec 23, 2015 19:17 Report Abuse

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ynyrglyn
comment|67740|290779

So China gets pissed when someone copies them..... Love it! And just so you know, the Colliseum in Rome is also a circular building... did the Romans copy that one from China as well!?

Dec 23, 2015 14:25 Report Abuse

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Guest388182
comment|67739|43131

will they copy the sinkhole motif of Jining, too...

Dec 23, 2015 12:29 Report Abuse

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bill8899
comment|67724|81937

I see circles.

Dec 23, 2015 06:19 Report Abuse

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coineineagh
comment|67723|112751

Could it be? Is it nonsense? Can someone tell me why it matters? What did you say? Yes I have a face, but I still don't understand why any of this matters.

Dec 23, 2015 01:36 Report Abuse

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SpongeBob
comment|67722|1584879

If it's anywhere else, I'd say no, but Shandong? That's where all the smartest and coolest Chinese are from such as me. So sure, Apple's copying. In fact, Apple's copying the large samsung phone since steve jobs' gone and slapped their own face with the size which they were once proud of, and i guess the new CEO is nothing but a copying cat and the age when apple is leading is dead.

Dec 23, 2015 00:23 Report Abuse

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Guest724392
comment|67721|80488

So its round, thats all. I see China builds many recktangled buildings, im sure they are not the first!

Dec 23, 2015 00:16 Report Abuse

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Hotwater
comment|67717|275636

What's a "traffic rotary"?

Dec 22, 2015 23:26 Report Abuse

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Englteachted
comment|67716|263127

So circles were patented by China?

Dec 22, 2015 23:22 Report Abuse

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machlec
comment|67714|43064

BWahahhaha... hundreds of landmark from all over the world has been copied by Chinese. How laughable you are by claiming that apple has copied your design... again... bWahahhaha

Dec 22, 2015 21:48 Report Abuse

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Karajorma
comment|67710|86810

Apple copying someone else? That's impossible!

Dec 22, 2015 20:56 Report Abuse