Apple Set To Open Nearly Invisible Store In South Of France
January 19, 2012
Photos via AixEnProvence.fr
Can you see it? That there is the latest and greatest Apple store, which promises to bring the street–or more specifically, public square–inside. This past week, French news outlets revealed that Apple’s next location is to open in Aix-en-Provence at the end of the year or in early 2013. The minimalist design, which is decidedly SANAA-esque, will seemingly incorporate the company’s patented glass technology, most recently implemented at the iconic 5th Avenue Cube where the original’s 90 panes of glass were reduced to just 15. According to IFO Apple Store, the store will replace the existing Office of Tourism building which now stands at the southern tip of the Place du General de Gaulle, while the site itself will be covered with a hard scape. The structure has been designed to meet all the latest earthquake measures, as per the city’s request. Three walls of glass will open onto the expansive plaza, while the fourth wall will face a row of newly built high-end shops to the south. An inlaid pool will extend to the west of the store. Explore the site here!