The tech world was abuzz last week, as Apple hosted its keynote at its new campus in Cupertino, Apple Park. The unveiling event saw the announcement of several new products, such as the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, and the high-end iPhone X. The latter, the tech giant’s flagship phone, was undoubtedly the star of the show.
However, cutting-edge gadgets weren’t the only things that stole our attention. The setting of the event, the Steve Jobs Theatre, is an architectural marvel in itself. The state-of-the-art building — a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder, 165 feet across and topped with a metallic carbon-fibre roof — looks like something out of a science-fiction film.
While Steve Jobs (Apple’s founder who the theatre was aptly named after), had the original vision for Apple Park, the details of the impressive architecture were dreamt up by chief design officer Jony Ive. Ive worked with award-winning architecture firm Foster + Partners, who designed many Apple stores around the world, to bring the Steve Jobs Theatre to life.
Although minimalistic, the architecture of the building itself is a work of art, and each detail was carefully planned. Without further ado, check out these facts that you may not have known about the Steve Jobs Theatre.