October 2017

Dubai Leading the Way in Sustainable Building for Apple.

Source: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/technology/dubais-contribution-to-apples-swanky-new-campus

When viewers around the globe tuned in for the latest Apple product launch last month, the newest iPhone wasn’t the only state-of-the-art product to take center stage: the event was also the official unveiling of the auditorium at Apple’s new state-of-the-art headquarters. But the biggest feature of this particular product wasn’t designed by Apple in California: the auditorium’s signature ceiling is made in Dubai.

What’s being dubbed as the “spaceship” auditorium is a statement to Dubai’s advances in innovation and sustainability. The structure’s massive roof, said to be a dream project first envisioned by the late Apple co-founder CEO Steve Jobs, was developed and manufactured in Dubai.

The roof of the subterranean auditorium is comprised of a sustainable carbon-fibre material. The 80 ton circular structure was conceptualized and brought to life in Dubai Investment Park. Each of the 44 individual panels was built and tested individually in Dubai before each were shipped piece-by-piece to the Apple Campus in California. Apple has stated that this is the “worlds largest free standing carbon-fibre roof,” with an estimated of18.37 billion dirhams.

Innovative and environmentally conscious manufacturing techniques though sustainable composite technology helped bring the superstructure to life, paving the way for further advancements in eco friendly building approaches for the future. "Apple Park has been built to reflect Apple's values for technology and the environment,” said current Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The iconic roof of the Apple’s new auditorium is a testament to Dubai’s commitment to a sustainable, innovative future at home and throughout the world. 

Khaleej Times