Apple Marina Bay Sands

  • Prize
    Winner in Commercial Design
  • Company/Firm
    Foster + Partners
  • Designer
    Foster + Partners Team
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Eoc (design Development), Seele
  • Other Credit
    Apple Inc.
  • Location
  • Project Date

Apple Marina Bay Sands is set to be a distinctive presence on the bay, with a 30-metre diameter dome that is a contemporary interpretation of the geodesic dome, using minimal material to enclose the maximum space. Imagined as a clear bubble in the water, it references the sister pavilion through its materiality and site. It is fully glazed, with a black glass base, creating an island joined only by a small bridge.

The garden city ideal of Singapore flows into the interior spaces, with twelve trees placed along the perimeter, providing additional shading and soft shadows through the foliage. Set within leather-topped planters, they also provide comfortable places to sit and enjoy the ambiance of the store and the fantastic views of the marina, especially the famous water show.