Created by Foster+ Partners in collaboration with Apple’s own design team led by Jony Ive, the Apple’s latest retail store is topped by an undulating roof in order to reduce the water usage. Apple Miami project is inspired by Miami’s famous Art Deco architecture.
The Apple Aventura store is situated in a new wing at Miami’s massive Aventura Mall, next to the entrance plaza and adjacent to a large metal slide installation named the Aventura Slide Tower by Belgian artist Carsten Holler.
It reflects Miami’s nautical roots, also cites Art Deco architecture and Apple Park as an influence as the building is vaulted, Company says. Its integrated rainwater capturing system has capacity to reduce water usage upto to 170,000 gallons (650,000) per year.
The building structure made from precast concrete therefor it features glazed facades. Majority of the space inside the building is reserved for product display whereas a large staircase doubles the seating area. Seating area also has integrated charging station for people while they are sitting there.
“We love the honesty and purity of the concrete,” says Stefan Behling, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners. “The language and materiality at Apple Aventura Mall are inspired by Miami’s white Art Deco traditions and climate, making it an expression of its place and culture. This is the first Apple store to feature white precast concrete as the predominant structural system and it is also a continuation of the materiality we explored at Apple Park.”