Award for “Structural Artistry”: The Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion

The Institution of Structural Engineers:

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.

Even from afar, it is a remarkable building. If you get the chance, check out the rest of the 2018 award winners in several other categories.