load-bearing, curved glass facade with carbon fiber roof

STEVE JOBS THEATER

Location

Cupertino, USA

Architect

Foster + Partners

Data

Completion Date
2017
FRENER & REIFER was responsible for the complete design engineering, fabrication and installation of the Steve Jobs Theater building envelope.

Scope of work

FRENER & REIFER Design-Engineering, Fabrication and Installation:

  • 44 outsize, load-bearing, curved glass panes
  • Carbon fiber roof: 47.5 m diameter / 65,000kg
  • 4 x curved structural all-glass double doors

Challenges

  • Load-bearing building envelope in pure glass - free roof span without any type of auxiliary construction
  • Largest continuous carbon fiber roof world-wide, with a 47.5 m diameter, put together from 44 individual segments
  • The roof lowered into position in one piece
  • International project team collaboration in four countries on three continents
 

Related links

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