Apple has today previewed its new Apple Marina Bay Sands retail store in Singapore, which is set to open its doors on Thursday, September 10 at 10 a.m. SGT. Appearing as a floating sphere, it is the first Apple store to sit directly on the water and introduces a new and captivating retail experience.
Located at one of the most iconic locations in Singapore, Apple Marina Bay Sands is the company’s third retail location in Singapore. It is completely surrounded by water and offers uninterrupted 360-degree panoramic views of the city and its spectacular skyline.
The sphere is a first-of-its-kind, all-glass dome structure that is fully self-supported, comprised of 114 pieces of glass with only 10 narrow vertical mullions for structural connection.
Inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, an oculus located at the apex of the dome provides a flooding ray of light that travels through the space. The interior of the glass is lined with custom baffles, each uniquely shaped to counter sun angles and provide a nighttime lighting effect
“We couldn’t be more excited to open the breathtaking Apple Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, building on our commitment to this special place that began more than 40 years ago,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail.
The 148-person team at Apple Marina Bay Sands, who collectively speak over 23 languages, will welcome visitors for the first time on Thursday, September 10, while implementing mask requirements, temperature checks, and social distancing measures.
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