The Westlake store in Hangzhou is the second Apple store completed by the practice. The design features a glass stair and a dramatic cantilevered floor, which extends 12 metres from the rear wall like a diving board, tapering from 1.2 metres to just 10 centimetres. 

Facts + Figures

  • Appointment: 2013
  • Completion: 2015
  • Area: 1,822m²
  • Client: Apple
  • Collaborating Architect: Tongji
  • Additional Consultants: Sandy Brown, Eckersley O'Callaghan, Meinhart