Glass Stair with a generous railing
An all-glass staircase and an all-glass bridge, linked by all-glass balustrades, are the centerpieces of the large 20,000 square foot flagship store.
The laminated and polished edge annealed glass treads span 2.4m between their all-glass bearing walls. The unusually large glass bridge with a width of 6m has glass side railings that span 6m, supporting glass crossbeams that support the bridge's glass floor. 6m x 1m opalescent glass ceiling panels hang with hidden support over the bridge and stair. sedaks scope of works also included the retro-fit of the existing facade of this listed building with bronzed profile glazed arches.
Each Apple store attempts to stretch the boundaries, expanding the technology and language of structural glass.
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners Inc.