Apple at The Grove

Apple at The Grove

Architect
Foster + Partners
Location
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA, USA | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Shops
Nigel Young / Foster+Partners

Apple at The Grove – a dynamic hall of illusions that captures the vitality of Los Angeles

Foster + Partners as Architects

Apple at The Grove is an embodiment of Los Angeles’ energy and creative spirit. Located Mid-City, adjacent to Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, the new store is at the heart of the global entertainment industry. It forms an integral part of The Grove, the famous open-air shopping and entertainment complex that is one of the city’s most popular visitor destinations, ranking as one of the top shopping and entertainment centers in the country.

photo_credit Nigel Young / Foster+Partners
Nigel Young / Foster+Partners

Apple at The Grove is the result of a close collaboration between Apple's design teams and the integrated architecture and engineering studios at Foster + Partners.

photo_credit Nigel Young / Foster+Partners
Nigel Young / Foster+Partners

Stefan Behling, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners, said: “The initial vision was to create the most pleasant and stimulating environment for everyone, by drawing the trees from The Grove through the store onto West 3rd Street, an exceptionally spacious and light-filled volume to experience the incredible array of Apple products. It brings together the special light, the trees, the spirit of the film and entertainment industry and the art of illusion, all within the soaring volume of the store, amplified by the mirrored ceiling. The store is quintessentially Apple, marrying the outdoor lifestyle with the creativity and innovative spirit that is intrinsic to the way they work.”

photo_credit Nigel Young / Foster+Partners
Nigel Young / Foster+Partners

The design is rooted in its locality, while also addressing the rich history of motion pictures in the city. The new store replaces an existing structure with a generous, triple-height, rectilinear space. A mirrored ceiling, made from specialized stretched fabric, generates an uninterrupted reflective surface. The ceiling is dematerialized, giving the illusion of a much larger 60-foot-high volume that reflects and amplifies the airiness of the store. Five-foot-wide linear skylights allow natural light to flood in from above, with beams spanning the entire width of the store casting rhythmic shadows onto the walls of the open and airy space.

photo_credit Nigel Young / Foster+Partners
Nigel Young / Foster+Partners

The exterior-facing façade is fully glazed with two 10 x 31.5-foot sliding doors that blur the boundary between the inside and outside, allowing the store to be naturally ventilated for most of the year. The landscape flows from The Grove through the interior, with sixteen Ficus trees making their way through the building onto the edge of West 3rd Street, establishing biophilic links and creating a lush, inviting atmosphere for people to enjoy the incredible Apple products.

photo_credit Nigel Young / Foster+Partners
Nigel Young / Foster+Partners

Internally, the entire store is laid out on a single level that steps down to meet West 3rd Street. The generous internal volume is flanked by Castagna stone-clad walls, featuring some of the longest Apple Avenue displays in the world. The Forum – a dedicated space for Today at Apple – is located towards the far end of the store. There are two secondary entrances from the West 3rd Street end, one of which leads directly to the new, dedicated Apple Pickup area for online collections.

photo_credit Apple
Apple

Apple at The Grove is a buoyant space that seeks to inspire creativity in people of all ages, embracing and embodying the progressive spirit of Los Angeles.

 

 

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