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Apple’s New Store In Dubai Mall Has “Solar Wings”

Apple’s Store In Dubai

Apple’s new store in the Dubai Mall features 56-metre-long sweeping terrace that gives views to the world’s tallest building: the 830-metre-tall Burj Khalifa. But what is perhaps the most scenic aspect of the new shop which spans two floors is its slick motorized “solar wings” that have been designed to “respond to the ever-changing environmental conditions.”

Apple’s Store In Dubai

Developed by high-tech architecture firm Foster + Partners, the solar wings were fabricated from 340 carbon fiber reinforced polymer rods. Conceived as a ‘theatrical experience’, the 18 carefully engineered carbon-fibre panels are inspired by the motion of a falcon spreading its wings and designed to protect the space from the sun pivot out to enclose the space during the day but open to give access to the terrace at night. The shaded terrace features nine trees set within planters, with seating also provided for visitors to sit and relax.

Apple’s Store In Dubai

To ensure that the trees receive even sunlight, the planters rotate mechanically.
Apple Dubai Mall will also be the first to launch the new masterclass programme, Today at Apple, which will offer training on photography and filmmaking, among other skills.

Apple’s Store In Dubai

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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