a few weeks after the first images of apple’s floating marina bay sands store in singapore emerged, the tech giant has now officially previewed what it calls its ‘most ambitious retail project’ to date. the project, which is the first apple store to sit directly on the water, appears as a floating object that offers uninterrupted 360-degree panoramic views of the city and its famous skyline. designed in collaboration with foster partners, the sphere is an all-glass dome structure that is fully self-supported, comprised of 114 pieces of glass with only 10 narrow vertical mullions for structural connection.
internally, an oculus — inspired by the pantheon in rome — is located at the apex of the dome, providing a flooding ray of light that travels through the space. the interior of the glass is lined with custom baffles, each uniquely shaped to counter sun angles and provide a nighttime lighting effect. apple and foster partners lined the interior with trees, allowing the green garden city of singapore to permeate the space, while providing additional shading and soft shadows through the foliage.
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once inside, visitors can explore curated products and accessories, receive personal technical support, or simply take in views of marina bay. the forum is centered around a video wall, which serves as the stage for ‘today at apple’ sessions featuring singapore’s artists, musicians, and creators. entrepreneurs and developers interested in receiving training and advice can meet with apple team members in the company’s first underwater boardroom, located on the lower level of the store.
我们非常高兴能在新加坡开设令人叹为观止的苹果湾金沙码头，这也是我们40多年前对这个特殊地方的承诺，苹果零售 人员高级副总裁Deirdre OBrien说。