seele was also contracted to supply side-hung doors in portal frames made from clad stainless steel, and also moving façade elements, the so-called pivot-operated panels. These are 6m high with a solid bronze frame. Each door rotates about a central vertical pivot and can be opened at 90° to the façade. The drive mechanism and the software for opening the pivot-operated panels were also provided by seele.
Staff and business customers enter Apple Park via two separate Reception Buildings – the Tantau and Wolfe Buildings. seele was appointed to carry out the design, production and construction of the glass façades. These make use of both flat and curved panes of glass and it is the latter that attract particular attention. As with the Visitor Center, it is the Bézier curves with their offset of max. 736mm that dominate the appearance of the buildings. In places the longitudinal sides consist of just one pane up to 15 m long.