One of Apple’s most ambitious store projects yet opens today in Singapore’s Marina Bay.
It’s the first of its kind to ‘sit’ directly on water and appears as a big sphere on the bay. The Apple Marina Bay Sands has an uninterrupted 360-degree sweeping view of the city and skyline.
In engineering and design the Apple Store is superb. The all glass structure is made up of more than a hundred glass panels and are fully self-supported. Inside, custom baffles are arranged to provide natural lighting while keeping the glare out. Strategically placed trees provide soft shadows and shading for a natural effect.
The entryway opens up to a dome where curated Apple accessories and products are displayed. Apple Geniuses take care of tech support, while a Forum leads to a video wall for Today at Apple sessions featuring Singapore’s creators, musicians and artists.
Currently, visits to the store is via appointment and there may be wait times for those interested.