Facade and structural glass engineering for Apple's first flagship store in Singapore, considered one of the greenest cities in the world.

Eckersley O’Callaghan has provided facade and structural glass engineering for Apple's first flagship store in Singapore, considered one of the greenest cities in the world. All of the store’s energy comes from renewable resources.

The store is shaded by eight mature trees and a further 12 inside meeting the desire to bring the outside in. In order to meet Singapore’s stringent building control regulations, the double storey facade comprises of Insulated Glazed Unit (IGU) panels to meet the environmental performance required. The glazing measures 14 metres in height, and totals 35 metres in length. 60-centimetre-deep glass fins laterally restrain the panels.

We engineered the glass balustrade on the mezzanine from a single panel of glass. At 7.2 metres, it is the widest in South East Asia.

Guests enter the store through three double-leaf glass swing doors, each shaded by a glass canopy and flanked by side lights. We were able to design connections and fins with minimal visual impact on the doors.

Location
Singapore

Client 
Apple 

Architect
Foster + Partners