The Institute of Structural Engineering has been awarded the Steve Jobs Award for the Apple Park Awards for structural art.
According to the institute, the category in which the theater was awarded, the transformation of ordinary things into extraordinary. The institute appreciated the way in which the cables and pipes between the roof and the building were "transformed into invisible".
This pavilion is the largest building in the world that looks like it is made entirely of glass. The round roof has a diameter of 47 meters, carbon fiber and the largest of its kind. For the sake of completeness, it should be added that it consists of 44 panels. Another interesting point is that the scale of 80 tons is located on a glass cylinder (7 meters high) without any other support.
The Steve Jobse Theater shows the architectural progress of glass buildings
The building really gives the impression that there is nothing other than glass between the floor and the ceiling. According to the institute, the close relationship between Apple and constructor Eckersley O & # 39; Callaghan made it possible to show the progress in glass objects.
The Steve Jobse Theater is located on the Apple site, Apple Park or Apple Campus 2, in the state of California on the west coast of the United States of America. Apple Park was built in 2014-2017 and is a circular area of 71 hectares, and 80 percent of it consists of greens specially adapted to drought in California. There are 12,000 employees working on 260,000 square meters.
Last year the Kunming apple pavilion in China was recommended for this award.