Apple Marina Bay Sands

Apple Marina Bay Sands is the third store in Singapore after the ones at Orchard Road and Jewel Changi Airport. Like a giant ball afloat upon water, the store’s form is the immediate attraction that has generated much buzz when it was first opened. Its location provides both a panoramic view of the cityscape and an enhanced customer experience through its spatial narration.

Complementing the two sister pavilions through its scale and materiality, the 30-metre-diameter structure is a fully glazed dome with a black glass base. Structurally, the dome is a hybrid steel and glass shell, where the grid of steel sections or mullions support the weight of the glass and shading. The curved structural glass panels restrain the steel elements laterally and stiffen the overall form against lateral loads. Each of the 114 glass panels is carefully selected to meet glazing indices as prescribed by BCA Green Mark.

Project Name
Apple Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Ave, B2-06, Singapore
Completion Date
Gross Floor Area
2,575 square metres
Building Height
28.50 metres
Apple Inc
Architecture Firm
Foster + Partners
Collaborating Architect
DPA (BCI Asia Awards 2020 Top 10 Architect)
Environmental & Structural Engineers
Foster + Partners (Concept and Schematic Design); EOC (Design Development); Seele
(Quantity Surveyor); North Croft (Apple)
Additional Consultants
Grand Work; Mott MacDonald
Finbar Fallon