When designing the new Apple Store, which recently opened in Miami, the architects were inspired by nautical motifs.
The new store was created with the participation of the British architectural company Foster + Partners, which has many original projects to its credit. The architects worked closely with the team Apple developers led by chief designer Sir Jonathan Ive.
The new Apple Store is adjacent to the vibrant Aventura Mall. And the first floor of the store overlooks the square in front of the mall with a fountain. The first thing that catches your eye when you approach the store is its undulating roof, reminiscent of sea waves. The creators wanted to emphasize Miami's close connection with the sea.
Inside, visitors will find a bright and spacious two-level room. Huge floor-to-ceiling windows blur the line between inside and outside, revealing views of the adjacent lush garden lined with teak chairs and tables. The grandiose glass facade makes even inside the store feel like you are outside. The designers wanted to emphasize the style of the company, blurring the boundaries and rethinking familiar concepts in both design and technology.
The building is made of block-type elements, concrete beams and steel columns are involved in the construction. An unusual design element is the wide concrete arches that form a vaulted ceiling, which is covered with a white fabric on the underside, which improves the acoustic properties of the room. The main element of the interior space are the large steps, conceived as a center of social communication, they are equipped with comfortable seats and charging stations. People sitting on such steps face the big screen.
The new Apple Aventura Mall is quite unusual for the company, here for the first time for Apple, white concrete structures became the main element of the building. Inspired by Miami's Art Deco heritage, this building is yet another step for the company to explore contemporary architecture and new trends in next-generation retail spaces.