The Glass Lantern at Apple Store Istanbul named as Structural Awards 2014 grand prize winner
From skyscrapers and bridges to residential and heritage projects, the annual Structural Awards recognize the best in structural engineering excellence and the significant role that structural engineers worldwide serve. The 2014 ceremony took place at the Brewery in London.
Out of this year’s shortlist, 12 projects from around the globe were awarded this year. Winning the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence went to The Glass Lantern at the Apple Store in Istanbul.
“The Glass Lantern, a feature at the new Apple store in Istanbul, Turkey, has been presented with The Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence, as well as the Award for Commercial or Retail Structures. The Lantern, a stunning and unique glass structure which floods the store below with light, is made up of only five elements: four 10m x 3m laminated glass walls, supporting a roof made of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic.”