“One of the most impressive elements of Apple’s Campus 2 project—and the parallel Phase 2 next to it—is both virtually invisible and dramatically unmistakable: massive, virtually seamless laminated glass windows that serve double duty as walls,” Dilger reports. “The vast glass façade panels surrounding the exterior Spaceship Ring are 46 foot (14m) long and more than 10 feet (3m) tall, while the interior, courtyard-facing panels are just under 36 feet (11m) long. Both sets of panels are precisely curved to form the iconic building’s cylindrical glass curtain.”
“Building with such enormous expanses of glass involved a novel design first explored in the construction of a prototype structure,” Dilger reports. ” To obtain glass panels that large, Apple turned to sedak (stylized in lower case), the world’s leading manufacturer of extremely high quality, large format insulating and safety glass and structural glass elements.”
Tons (literally, of glass) more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: It’s amazing that sedak only has 150 employees worldwide. German efficiency at its finest!