After setting up awe-inspiring stores across cities such as Brussels and Chicago, Apple is now back with a brand-new shop that graces the corners of the Parisian Champs-Élysées. The marquee’s new store combines historic architecture with contemporary design and lays a new-fangled foundation for what sustainable luxury can look and feel like.
Designed by Foster + Partners, the store occupies a beautifully renovated 19th-century building that retains much of its classic Parisian architecture as can be seen in the restored façade and entryway. The Haussmann-era apartment building also features the use of complimenting materials such as Burgundy stone and a French oak parquet flooring for an overall Parisian feel.
The store’s entryway leads to a courtyard brimming with natural trees and sunlight along with aa kaleidoscopic solar roof that lays above it. The ingenious structure reflects the light into the interior of the store while also proving to be a source of green energy for the entire building.
Inside, one can see a grand staircase that connects the ground to the rest of the floors which house rooms with balconies opening into the beautiful landscape of the Champs-Élysées. The Inner courtyard lined with trees is also meant to serve as an area where connoisseurs can walk in for a free ‘Today at Apple’ session.
Along with a wide range of other amenities, the store also features an integrated rainwater collection system that provides water for the bathrooms, trees and green walls. And quite like its counterparts, the Apple Champs-Élysées is powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Well, talk about the beauty of Sustainable architecture!