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(Pocket-lint) - Set on one of the highest parts of Apple Park in 175 acres of landscaped grounds, the theatre, like the Apple 5th Avenue store, rises from the ground like a glass temple giving little away as to what lies beneath.

The building - designed by Norman Foster and former Apple Design Chief Jony Ive - is a huge circular glass building rising 6 metres high and spanning 50m in diameter. The pillarless design sees the metallic carbon-fibre roof float seamlessly in the air.

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With polished floors and that polished carbon fibre roof, the Californian sun glistens on the ceiling playing shapes through the dozens of trees planted around the theatre. 

The lobby of the theatre has no columns supporting the 73 ton roof - it's all supported by the glass surrounding it. It's the largest glass-supported structure in the world. 

Get in through the large glass doors and you are led to two curved staircases made from the same sandblasted and honed Castagna stone handrails hand-carved into the walls similar to those used in the Apple Regent Street store. The theatre itself is completely subterranean and can hold a 1,000 people and is used only a handful of times throughout the year. 

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The theatre below is akin to anything you'll find at state of the art theatres around the world and the attention to detail is impressive regardless whether you consider yourself impressed by architecture or not.

A large reception area at the base of the staircase is normally used for product demos with light flooding in from the area above. You might be underground, but it never really feels like that. 

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The Steve Jobs Theatre is just one of the many buildings on the Apple Park site, but really the only that that those not employed by Apple are allowed in.

For the general public keen to experience the Apple Park campus, there is a visitors centre for people to shop and drink coffee with specific Apple Park mechanise on sale for those that have made the journey. Also specific to this Apple Store is the ability to use AR to see the campus in all its glory. 

Writing by Stuart Miles. Originally published on 12 September 2017.