Wonderful Engineering

Apple’s New Futuristic Store Floats On Water

Apple introduced state of the art floating structure of its latest store in Singapore

Apple Marina Bay Sands happens to float on the water in Singapore and has been titled as Apple’s aspiring retail project, and has recently been completed. An underwater passage enters it, and the building itself offers magnificent panoramic views because of its glazed exterior.

Apple Marina Bay Sands’ total design has been influenced by Rome’s exemplary Pantheon and was built in collaboration with Foster + Partners. The building is built on a current pavilion in that water that was formerly home of the Louis Vuitton store and constituted Moshe Safdie’s Marina Bay Sands complex.

The store is surrounded by trees and baffles, which create a mesmerizing lighting effect and is topped by an oculus. It has an attractive structure, and at night it glows like a lantern.

“It is completely ringed by water on all sides, Apple Marina Bay Sands gives endless 360-degree panoramic views of the metropolis and its magnificent skyline,” stated Apple.

“The glass structure is shaped like a dome and is one of its kind builds. It consists of 114 pieces of glass with only 10 narrow vertical mullions for structural connections. The store gives its customers an amazing experience and is the third retail location in Singapore.”

The Apple store’s interior is the signature store style comprising of glass, wood, and stone. For the help of customers, so-called Geniuses are available. A video wall named Forum exists for hosting events. The store boasts wooden tables for the display of shiny gadgets.

There is an additional area known as the Boardroom for business owners locates under the waterline, and business owners can come and get a consultation on using Apple software. A below-water tunnel connects the store to a neighboring mall, and a regular footbridge can also access it from the shore. Dezeen stated that this is surrounded by product display cases and has an Apple Genius Bar going down its middle.

Apple, along with Foster + Partners, has been very occupied recently and has also lately finished the Apple Central World in Thailand and Apple Sanlitun in China.