Ten Foster + Companions-designed Apple Shops

With Apple opening its newest Foster + Companions-designed retailer within the newly renovated Battersea Energy Station, our newest roundup spotlights 10 Apple Shops designed by the British structure studio.

Apple has been working with Foster + Companions since 2014, when the know-how firm and structure studio initiated its virtually decade-long relationship to finish a retail location in Istanbul, Turkey.

Apple describes its first shops as wanting “like nothing else”, however is now extra targeted on renovating and restoring buildings corresponding to its Los Angeles retailer, Champs-Élysées retailer and Rome flagship.

“I believe that the evolution of retail for Apple is de facto attention-grabbing – beginning with very daring assertion with shops that seem like nothing else,” mentioned Invoice Bergeron Mirsky, a worldwide retail design lead at Apple, on the opening of the model’s Battersea Energy Station retailer.

“After which over time, you progress to the Apple Retailer being very ubiquitous. And now it is come round to being a accountability method,” he continued. “As we see the rise of Apple on the planet and the significance individuals place on the model and the values that it represents.”

With Apple now having shops in 526 areas the world over Dezeen has chosen 10 hanging current shops from its archive:

Battersea Energy Station, UK, 2023

Apple’s most lately opened retailer is situated inside the newly renovated Battersea Energy Station in London, which marks the know-how firm’s fortieth UK retailer.

The shop is about on the bottom ground of the procuring centre inside the energy station’s Nineteen Thirties Turbine Corridor A. The inside was organised round 4 authentic brick columns and beneath metal roof helps that had been left uncovered.

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Oak ceiling in Mumbai apple store

Mumbai, India, 2023

India’s first flagship Apple Retailer comprises a wood cover produced from 450,000 hand-crafted oak parts that kind 1,000 triangular ceiling tiles.

The partitions of the shop had been produced from stone sourced from Rajasthan and have a high quality grain that’s meant to convey the feel of Georgette material. It was enclosed by two eight-metre-high glass partitions that permit mild to flood the double-height inside.

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 Brompton Road Apple store by Foster + Partners
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Brompton Street, UK, 2022

An arched timber ceiling with seven-metre tall interiors defines the Brompton Street Apple retailer in west London. The arched timber ceiling mirrors the profile and form of the window bays situated on the facade of the constructing.

The studio eliminated a mezzanine stage from the store interiors and included six Castagna stone columns, 4 Ficus timber and a terrazzo ground produced from castor oil resin, combination and recycled glass.

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Abu Dhabi Apple store by Foster + Partners
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Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2022

Apple’s Abu Dhabi retailer on Al Maryah Island was constructed on prime of a raised podium and surrounded by a stepped waterfall round all of its 4 sides.

The rostrum the constructing is about on is pyramid formed and constructed from black granite stone. The shop is accessed by way of two bridges that reach over the water characteristic from a waterfront promenade.

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Los Angeles Apple store by Foster + Partners
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Los Angeles, US, 2021

In Downtown Los Angeles, Foster + Companions labored with Apple to renovate a historic Nineteen Twenties, baroque revival-style film theatre that was designed by American architect S Charles Lee in 1927.

The delicate renovation of the previously deserted theatre noticed the studio restore its nook clock tower, terracotta facade, exterior cover, and grand entry corridor that’s full with bronze handrails and marble columns.

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Istanbul staircase
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Istanbul, Turkey, 2021

Two massive travertine partitions flank the inside of Istanbul’s Bagdat Caddesi Apple retailer. Benefitting from a column-free inside encompasses two ranges with a sunken double-height area at its rear.

The constructing is about again from the road and seems to be a single-storey construction on account of its sunken decrease stage. The construction was topped with a big overhanging roof.

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Rome shop by Foster + Partners

By way of Del Corso, Italy, 2021

One other restoration venture noticed Foster + Companions convert and restore a historic palazzo in Rome, which is situated within the centre of the Italian metropolis.

Palazzo Marignoli was constructed between 1873 and 1878 and served as a house for Italian politician Marquis Filippo Marignoli. Foster + Companions needed to have a good time the constructing’s historical past by restoring and highlighting its grandeur and historic options. Hand-painted patterned ceilings and frescos had been restored all through.

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Apple Marina Bay Sands in Singapore by Foster + Partners floats in Marina Bay

Singapore Apple, China, 2020

Famous as Apple’s “most bold retail venture”, its Marina Bay Sands retailer in Singapore is a spherical glass construction that’s fully surrounded by water and accessed by way of a 45-metre-long underwater tunnel.

The shop’s inside is an open-plan area that measures 30 metres vast beneath a self-supporting glass and metal dome, which is produced from 114 items of glass with 10 metal vertical mullions that present structural assist.

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Central World by Foster + Partners
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Bangkok Apple, Thailand, 2020

Named Apple Central World, this Bangkok retailer is organised round a timber-clad column and a big overhanging roof that was designed to resemble the cover of a tree.

The shop has a 24.4-metre diameter with a timber column that’s clad in 1,461 slats of European white oak at its centre. The column followers out at ceiling stage and adjoins the roof and extends previous the glass perimeter of the shop, forming a three-metre cantilever over the glazing.

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Aventura by Foster + Partners

Miami, US, 2019

An undulating white concrete roof, which attracts on Miami’s artwork deco buildings, tops the Apple Aventura retailer that’s situated in Aventura Mall within the north of Miami.

The construction is a boxy, two-storey constructing with glass partitions and indoor timber. The roof of the shop is made up of seven, precast six-metre-wide white concrete arches to kind a barrel-vaulted ceiling.

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