Architecture · March 15, 2021 0

The New Apple Store In Thailand Looks Like A Vortex Of Wood

Tech giant Apple has unveiled ‘Apple Central World’, their newest location in Bangkok, Thailand.

Designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, the store has a cylindrical glass facade which is housed under a cantilevered Tree Canopy roof.

Apple Central World in Bangkok has a curved glass facade and a large wood canopy roof.

An eye-catching sculptural timber core is made from 1,800 pieces of oak that can be seen from any direction, whether you’re inside or out. A spiral staircase wraps around the core and connects the two levels of the store.

Apple Central World includes an eye-catching cylindrical glass facade with views of a large sculptural wood core.

The store features include a boardroom and freestanding displays, as well as a forum, that enables Apple to showcase Bangkok’s greatest artists, musicians, and creatives.

Apple Central World in Bangkok has a curved glass facade with a wood ceiling.
Photography courtesy of Apple | Architecture: Foster + Partners | General contractor: Legend Interiors | Steel construction and facade: Seele Group | Timber construction & parameterisation: Blumer-Lehmann AG