What you need to know
- Apple Carnegie Library has picked up an award for its architecture.
- The store is a winner at the American Architecture Awards.
- Foster + Partners was responsible for the store's architecture.
Apple has some of the most beautiful retail locations on the planet and one of them has won an award. Apple Carnegie Library is a winner at the 2020 American Architecture Awards.
We are delighted Apple Carnegie Library is a 'Winner' at this year’s American Architecture Awards. pic.twitter.com/7zkYOrPNxuWe are delighted Apple Carnegie Library is a 'Winner' at this year’s American Architecture Awards. pic.twitter.com/7zkYOrPNxu— Foster + Partners (@FosterPartners) October 8, 2020October 8, 2020
Created by Foster + Partners, the store was originally a public library, hence the name, and it's immediately recognizable as something more than your average retail outlet.
The Apple Store opened in May 2019 and has been attracting attention ever since. It's also one of the last stores to have the input of former Apple design chief Jonny Ive.
Apple is also keen to celebrate the store's heritage, holding events that include artists of all walks of life. The store's opening included a festival that included a weekend block party, no less.
This is one of the most recognizable Apple Stores on the planet and it's great to see that being recognized within the architecture industry.
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