Foster + Partners transformed a historic Roman palazzo into its latest Apple Store

Via del Corso is one of the most storied stretches within the historic center of Rome. The boulevard runs from the Porta del Popolo to the Piazza Venezia and is home to some of the ‘greatest hits’ of Italian baroque architecture, and can now count a Foster + Partners-designed Apple Store as one of its denizens. The project opened to the public today and inhabits the historic Palazzo Marignoli, an urban palace designed towards the end of the 19th century by architects Salvatore Bianchi and Giulio Podesti, which, in turn, replaced a 16th-century church and convent.

The palazzo is centered on a spacious courtyard

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