This week in Dubai has opened the most extraordinary retail store Apple. Curved facade with a length of 186 meters and two-story storefronts in the form of kinetic installations — design of new outlets engaged in architectural Bureau of Norman foster of Foster + Partners.
Like many other major stores Apple, Apple Dubai Mall is designed as an open space with clear boundaries that allows you to combine the store and its surroundings. Perimeter outlets located 18 moveable panels of carbon fiber. During the day they are closed and provide shade for the terrace, and evening views of the Dubai fountain.
A source of inspiration for the creators of this project were the Arab “lace” mashrabia: each wing Solar Wing is made by local craftsmen 340 polymer rods reinforced with carbon fiber.
“The opening and closing kinetic structures reminiscent of the dance of shadow and light,” — said in the Studio of Foster + Partners.
Among the famous projects of British architect Norman foster, “the Big greenhouse” National Botanic gardens of Wales, the London city hall building, City Hall and the “office-cucumber” Swiss insurance company Swiss Re.