Flagship Hong Kong Apple store, utilising some of the largest glass panels ever fabricated to give uninterrupted views into the store's three levels.
This new flagship Apple Store is located in Hysan Place Mall in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay district. The three-storey store features a 15-metre-tall glass facade, allowing transparent views of all three levels inside.
The full-height panels are laterally supported by single piece fins. The panels and fins are among the largest glass elements produced in the world. By reducing the total number of glass pieces in the facade, and therefore limiting the number of connections, we were able to maximise the transparency of the shop front.
This innovative design required permitting from the Hong Kong Buildings Department, which involved full-scale prototyping and testing. Our previous experience of engaging with the department helped to make the process more efficient and reduce the overall permitting schedule.