Foster + Partners has completed the first Apple Store in Thailand at the Iconsiam shopping centre in Bangkok
Sitting above the Chao Phraya River in the heart of the Thai capital, the store is the latest in a series of buildings which the practice has designed for Apple – a store on Paris’ Champs-Élysées opened last week.
According to the practice, the shop’s two huge glass facades ’seamlessly’ connect it to the neighbouring retail complex while ’creating an open, airy atmosphere that blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior’.
The store features a curved stone entrance and a green roof garden where ’visitors can admire local art, participate in a Today at Apple photo or sketch walk, or simply enjoy iconic views of Bangkok’.
The scheme was delivered by the practice’s Bangkok based subsidiary Foster + Patners (Thailand).