foster + partners completes istanbul's first apple store

foster + partners completes istanbul's first apple store


foster + partners completes istanbul’s first apple store
photo © robert s. donovan

 

 

 

foster + partners has completed apple‘s first store in istanbul, a compact two-level outlet located within the main plaza at the city’s zorlu center. the design appears as a rectangular lantern that glows above ground, while the store itself is located at the subterranean level, sharing a direct connection with the shopping mall.

 

the project is foster’s first completed work for apple, as development is ongoing for the firm’s cupertino campus in california. plans for the spaceship-style scheme were approved by local authorities in late 2013. read more of designboom’s coverage on the office project here.

 

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the design appears as a rectangular lantern that glows above ground
photo © gary allen

norman foster partners istanbul apple store designboom
the store itself is located at the subterranean level
photo © gary allen

norman foster partners istanbul apple store designboom
the outlet shares a direct connection with the shopping mall
photo © gary allen

norman foster partners istanbul apple store designboom
the store’s glazed entrance
photo © gary allen

norman foster partners istanbul apple store designboom
a singular internal volume feels spacious and clearly defined
photo © gary allen

norman foster + partners istanbul apple store designboom
looking downwards from the mall’s upper plaza
photo © gary allen

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the rear of the compact design
photo © gary allen

  • Much less elegant then the BCJ apple stores… I hope this isn’t a trend.

    rmauti
    Jun 19, 2014

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