foster + partners completes istanbul's first apple store
 
foster + partners completes istanbul's first apple store foster + partners completes istanbul's first apple store
may 15, 2014

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.

 

norman foster partners istanbul apple store designboom
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

norman foster + partners istanbul apple store designboom
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 says:

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