Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion
This 47m carbon fibre roof, the largest freestanding roof of its kind ever installed, is comprised of 44 radial panels that connect to a central hub. It was fully assembled on site before being raised into position in a single lift.
Designed by U.K.-based architect firm Foster + Partners, the 80 tonne roof is supported solely by a 7m high glass cylinder, consisting of panels made of four layers of 12mm thick plies.
The Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion won the Structural Artistry Award at the Structural Awards 2018 in London.
Images: © Eckersley O'Callaghan, Nigel Young & Foster+Partners