Apple Antara opened Friday at 5 p.m. (local time) in the heart of Mexico City’s Polanco district, and Apple has posted images of the event on its Newsroom web page (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/09/apple-antara-opens-its-doors-to-mexico-city/).
Opening amid museums, cultural landmarks and premier shopping, the store welcomes customers through 23-foot-tall sliding glass doors. Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People, says Apple Antara is the first Apple Store of its kind in Latin America, and features a pavilion design. Taking full advantage of Mexico City’s mild climate, the large sliding doors open to create a 20-foot-wide entrance to welcome visitors in from the public plaza outside.
A thin profile metal roof hovers above limestone-clad walls and curved corner glass panels to create a bright great hall. The interior trees blur the boundary between inside and out, where the community can gather on stone benches in the plaza along Boulevard Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, says O’Brien.