Apple's Steve Jobs Theater Wins Award for Structural Artistry

Apple's Steve Jobs Theater Wins Award for Structural Artistry

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Apple's Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion has won an award for Structural Artistry from The Institution of Structural Engineers.

The Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion is the largest structure in the world solely supported by glass. It features a 47m carbon fibre roof, the largest of its kind, comprised of 44 radial panels, which were assembled on site before being raised into position in one lift. This 80 tonne roof is supported by a 7m high glass cylinder, made up of glass panels, each consisting of four layers of 12mm thick plies, which hold up the roof without any additional support.

Apple's Steve Jobs Theater Wins Award for Structural Artistry

The Structural Artistry award is given to "projects in which what could otherwise have been an adequate and worthy solution has been transformed by the vision and skill of the structural engineer into something exceptional."

The architect of the Steve Jobs Theater is Foster + Partners and the structural designer is Eckersley O'Callaghan & Arup.

This year's Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence went to the Tamina Canyon Crossing, a bridge in Switzerland.

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Apple's Steve Jobs Theater Wins Award for Structural Artistry

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