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2019 WAN Awards: Apple Piazza Liberty - Foster + Partners

Copy taken from entry 2019
29 Aug 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

Architecture
Foster & Partners
2019 Shortlist Entry
Urban Landscape
Italy Milan

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