Apple today shared half a dozen photographs documenting grand opening of its shiny new retail Champs-Élysées store that sits on the Avenue des Champs- Élysées, one of the city’s most iconic avenues.
C’est magnifique ! Apple Champs-Élysées is open for all to enjoy. Thank you to everyone who worked on the restoration of this historic building — it’s stunning. Venez le découvrir par vous-même ! pic.twitter.com/yLFnKI7N9z
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) November 18, 2018
The multi-story store revives original details of the Haussmann-era building to pay tribute to Paris’s rich history.
Like with other newer retail stores incorporating Apple’s next-generation retail design, this one has features that also serve an environmental purpose. For instance, a sculptural roof light covers the courtyard, which provides sunlight to the space below.
An integrated rainwater collection system provides water for the bathrooms, trees and green walls.
All of Apple’s retail stores around the world are powered by renewable energy and Apple Champs-Élysées is no exception: the sun energy is used to generate renewable energy with integrated photovoltaic panels.
Apple previewed this gorgeous new store last week.
What a day on the Champs-Élysées. Amazing to meet our warm, impressive team this week in a city full of creative energy. Thanks to all the customers that came out to celebrate with us! pic.twitter.com/Ic29R0082y
— Angela Ahrendts (@AngelaAhrendts) November 18, 2018
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