Huge splice-laminated glass facade panels making the world’s largest monolithic glass sheets.

The first of the flagship Apple stores in the Southern Hemisphere, located in George Street Sydney, embraces glass fabrication technology at its foremost. 

The glass panels which form the storefront facade are the world’s largest laminated glass sheets. Each monolithic sheet is 14m tall and 3m wide held off the building on a glass supporting frame. 

The panels required the design and procurement of a specially designed autoclave in order to carry out the laminating process at this scale. 

A dramatic three storey linear void, lined with stainless steel, houses the staircase. This has two straight flights with glass treads spanning simply across the void between the walls 

Location 
Sydney, Australia

Client
Apple

Architect
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson / The Buchan Group