Apple's New Dubai Store Features Moving 'Solar Wings' Storefront to Battle the Desert Heat
Apple‘s new store in The Dubai Mall features one of the biggest kinetic art installations in the world. Situated around the 186-foot curved storefront, the installation of eighteen moving panels keeps the outdoor terrace cool from the Dubai heat during the day before opening up in the evening to give a view of the marina. The terrace features nine trees, which rotate to make sure they receive the perfect amount of sunlight, and seating for visitors to take a break from the mall that receives 80 million visitors a year. Take a look at the ‘solar wings’ from Apple’s Dubai store, designed by architects Foster + Partners, in action on Apple’s site.
As well as their new Dubai store, Apple are also working on the iPhone 8. Read about the rumors suggesting it might have wireless charging.