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2019 WAN Awards: Apple Piazza Liberty - Foster + Partners

Copy taken from entry 2019
28 Jun 2019

Apple Piazza Liberty – Foster + Partners – is an entry in the Urban Landscape category at the 2019 World Architecture News Awards.

Apple Piazza Liberty is an ensemble of two fundamental elements, a stepped plaza and a fountain. Located just off the Corso Vittorio Emanuele – one of the most popular pedestrian streets in Milan – visitors are drawn towards the piazza by the sight of the dramatic new fountain.

A celebration of the joys of city life and embodying its dynamic nature, the signature water feature is an interactive, multisensory experience. Visitors enter the fountain through a glass-covered entrance enveloped by the sights and sounds of vertical jets of water that splash against the 26-foot high glass walls.

The experience changes throughout the day as sunlight filters through the water, while at night the glass ceiling creates a kaleidoscopic effect, with the water falling down the walls, and its reflections travelling infinitely up the sky.

The fountain flows down into the base of the Amphitheatre, a new social hub and an outdoor extension of ‘Today at Apple’. The Amphitheater is defined by broad, sun-soaked stone steps descending below street level and opening up to a stage, backed by a second fountain’s wall of water.

The entire plaza is newly created and paved with Beola Grigia – a typical local stone from Lombardy and surrounded by 21 new Gleditsia Sunburst trees.

To see more amazing entries from this year’s WAN Awards please click here.

Key Facts

Italy Milan
Urban Landscape
2019 Entry
Foster & Partners
Architecture

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