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APPLE SCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE | Scottsdale, Arizona, USA| 2018

APPLE SCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE | Scottsdale, Arizona, USA| 2018 

Architects: Ennead Architects 
Client: Apple
General Contractor: Shawmut Design and Construction 
Photographers: Hufton and Crow, Ennead Architects 


Located in a bustling shopping square in Scottsdale, Arizona, this transparent, human-scaled massing of retail space provides a welcoming contrast to the surrounding two-story volumes.

The form of the building reduces the overall massing along North Scottsdale Road while also introducing a unique threshold experience into the mall. The main design features of the store include a split-level store layout, a terraced public plaza, and a heroic cantilevered shade trellis.

Unifying the building massing and providing for a unique architectural feature, the performative perforated horizontal trellis extends from the store’s interior to cover the exterior walk and southern public plaza.

Furthermore, material consistency spanning between the interior and exterior of the design emphasizes the blurring of the boundary between the interior retail experience and exterior public outdoor spaces transcending the function of the space beyond its primary use.

Set in the extreme climate of Arizona, this project was conceived as an indoor/outdoor “town square” for the public. Laminated low-iron glazing was utilized for maximum transparency between the interior and exterior.

The design sought to substantially reduce direct sunlight and heat gain on glass facades in order to improve the glazing performance and overall building energy performance. A performative perforated canopy of Ultra High Performance Concrete cantilevers to shade the glass façade and eliminate direct sunlight in the store during hours of operation.

Perforated with solar tuned apertures, parametrically designed to the store’s exact latitude and longitude, and scaled in relation to their distance to the glazing, the canopy allows patrons unfettered views of the sky while keeping the façade and interior cool.


Apple scottsdale
Apple Scottsdale
Apple Scottsdale

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