Steve Jobs Theater Shortlisted at the IStructE Awards

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The Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion has been shortlisted for the IStructE Structural Awards 2018 in the Structural Artistry category.

Commenting on the project, the judges said, 'The Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion represents a culmination of the advances in structural glass technology born from the close relationship between Apple and EOC. The 47m carbon fibre roof is 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. It is the largest structure in the world solely supported by glass.'

Another Eckersley O'Callaghan project, Apple Michigan Avenue, has also been shortlisted in two categories; Structural Artistry and Construction Integration. We were consultants for the building's innovative glass facade.

The winners will be announced on Friday 16 November.

You can see the full shortlist here

About the Structural Awards

The Structural Awards are the world's foremost celebration of structural engineers as innovative, creative design professionals and the guardians of public safety.

For over 50 years, the Structural Awards have showcased the world's most cutting edge engineering achievements. Past winners include iconic structures such as the Sydney Opera House, the Pompidou Centre and the Severn Bridge.

All entries are reviewed by a panel of world renowned judges who are truly passionate about structural engineers’ contribution to society as design professionals.