Branch sits at base of 1970s office block

Foster + Partners has announced the opening of its latest Apple Store in Japan, located at the base of a 1970s office block in Tokyo’s financial heart.

The firm’s Apple Marunouchi store occupies two levels of the Mitsubishi Building, next to Tokyo Station – one of the Japanese capital’s busiest transport interchanges.

Local bamboo was planted in the vitrines to “add life and greenery” to the spaces within the store as they rise up to conceal the soffit of the upper level.

Last year, Fosters completed a new Apple Store in the former Japanese capital of Kyoto.

In recent weeks the practice completed an art deco-inspired Apple Store in Miami, while in June Fosters’ Apple Store in Taipei opened its doors to the public.