Apple Store by Foster + Partners opens in Turkey

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Apple StoreFoster + Partners has completed its first Apple Store Eastern Europe/Asia Minor in Istanbul at the Zorlu Center at a shopping centre in Istanbul, Turkey.
Apple StoreThe architecture and full glory of the new Apple retail store has been revealed, and it includes a huge white roof with the iconic Apple logo, visible from the heights of the surrounding apartment buildings.
Apple StoreThe compact, two-level store itself is entirely under the plaza, but is topped by a first-ever rectangular “lantern” composed of four single panes of glass and a white roof. Portions of the store are visible through the windows from the plaza level.
Apple StoreThe store’s two glass staircases are also visible through huge glass panes over the top of each stair run on the sides of the store. One staircase leads downward from the lower public space to the back-of-house spaces.
Apple StoreThe plaza level lantern (an architectural term) is surrounded by a water fountain constructed of black stone. The water is pumped over the edge of the fountain in an “infinity” effect.

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