Design firm Foster + Partners recently completed the Hangzhou Apple Store in China, a large, illuminated glass structure located close to Hangzhou's West Lake. The Hangzhou Apple Store is one of five new stores that Apple executives said had planned to be opened in the country before Chinese New Year 2015.
The Hangzhou Apple Store features a 15 meter high glazed glass box that shows off the glowing ceiling inside and glass staircases inside. The store's design has a calming effect due largely in part to its simplistic beauty and luminescent appearance.
Foster + Partners has had a relationship with Apple since 2009, when they completed the brand's Apple Campus 2 in California. The firm is continuing its work for the tech giant, as they are currently working on an Apple retail location in San Francisco.