Late last month, Apple opened the doors to its first flagship store in Singapore. Located on Orchard Road, the space was designed by Fosters + Partners, alongside Apple's design team. Overall, the location is meant to blur the boundaries between the indoors and out.
As Singapore is recognized as one of the world's greenest cities, additional inspiration for the store was pulled from the nutmeg and fruit orchards that once dominated the site. Thanks to a street-side public plaza, ample shade is provided for all those who pass by, further highlighted by an orchard of mature trees.
"This is one of our greenest Apple spaces yet - not only does all the energy come from renewable sources, but it is filled with lush trees," said Stefan Behling, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners. It also breaks down the boundaries between the inside and outside, with the greenery cascading through the store from the mezzanine to the ground floor and out to onto Orchard Road, creating the most welcoming civic gesture."
The interior then boasts two large stone walls with Italian hand-carved, artisan, stone staircases. These staircases then welcome integrated handrails with a smooth finish, ultimately flowing towards the mezzanine level. At the mezzanine, you will find the world’s largest Genius Grove with twelve Ficus trees.
To get a better feel for Apple's new Singapore location, scan through the gallery above.
Apple Singapore 270 Orchard Rd. Singapore 238857
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