Apple’s new Marina Bay Sands store in Singapore is opening on Thursday, Sept. 10.
The retail outlet attracted attention last month, even before opening, as it is truly different from every other Apple store — it’s a floating, glowing sphere, located in front of the famous Marina Bay Sands hotel.
Now, in a blog post, Apple has shared some more info about the store that’s nearly ready to start welcoming visitors. The company says its dome is an all-glass structure comprised of 114 pieces of glass, additionally supported with 10 vertical mullions. This way, the store will provide its visitors a 360-degree view of the surrounding skyline, and the opening on top of the dome will provide natural light to the interior.
The top floor of the store also has a Forum with a massive video wall. The company plans to use it for its Today at Apple sessions, with Singapore’s artists and musicians taking the stage.
The lower level of the store will host Apple’s first underwater boardroom, serving as a meeting place between entrepreneurs, developers, and Apple’s team members.
Apple says the store will be run by a 148-person team, and points out that rigorous health measures will be implemented, including mask requirements, temperature checks, and social distancing.
The store officially opens on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. SGT.