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Marina Bay Sands / Safdie Architects

  • Architects: Safdie Architects
  • Location: Singapore
  • Project Director: Moshe Safdie
  • Executive Architects: Aedas, Pte, Ltd.
  • Structural Engineering: Arup
  • Landscape Design: Peter Walker & Partners
  • Landscape Construction: Peridian International Inc
  • Budget: US $5.7 billion
  • Area: 154938.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of safdie architects

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From the architect. Program

1. Hotel – 2,560 luxury rooms in three hotel towers, totaling 265,683 square meters (2,860,000 square feet)

2. Sands SkyPark – the three hotel towers are connected at the top (200 meters/656 feet) by a 9,941 square meter (107,000 square foot) park that brings together a public observatory, jogging paths, gardens, restaurants, lounges, and an infinity swimming pool

This 1.2 hectare (3 acre) tropical oasis is longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall and large enough to park four-and-a-half A380 jumbo jets

It spans from tower to tower and cantilevers 65 meters (213 feet) beyond to form one of the world’s largest public cantilevers

It is 340 meters (1,115 feet) long from the northern tip to the south end

The park’s maximum width is 40 meters (131 feet)

The 1,396 square meter (15,026 square foot) swimming pool is the largest outdoor pool at its height and has a 145 meter (475 foot) vanishing edge

The entire park can host up to 3,900 people

Its lush gardens include 250 trees and 650 plants

3. Casino – the “atrium style” casino features four levels of gaming and entertainment in one space totaling 15,000 square meters (161,500 square feet) with the atrium ceiling holding a 7 ton chandelier with 132,000 Swarovski crystals and 66,000 LEDs

4. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands – includes over 74,322 square meters (800,000 square feet) of retail and restaurant space

5. Sands Expo and Convention Center – consists of 121,000 square meters (1.3 million square feet) of flexible convention and exhibition space, including one of the largest ballrooms in Asia with area of 8,000 square meters (86,100 square feet) and the capacity to host 11,000 people

6. Museum of ArtScience - is 15,000 square meters (161,500 square feet square feet) with 6,000 meters (64,580 square feet) of gallery space, a 3,000 square meter (32,290 square foot) lily pond at grade and has a palm measuring 80 meters (260 feet) in diameter reaching 62 meters (203 feet) above grade and 11 meters (36 feet) below grade

7. Theaters – the two theaters are 21,980 square meters (236,600 square feet square feet) with a combined 4,000 seats

8. Crystal Pavilions – the 5,914 square meters (63,660 square feet) Crystal Pavilions house shops and nightclubs and are the first glass and steel structures to be set in Marina Bay

9. Event Plaza – is 5,000 square meters (54,000 square foot) and capable of hosting 10,000 people for a diverse range of local and international live performances

Public Art

Marina Bay Sands integrates seven site-specific works by artists handpicked by Moshe Safdie to enhance the visitor experience. The Art Path features large-scale public works by artists including:

James Carpenter, Blue Reflection Facade with Light Entry Passage

Antony Gormley, Drift

Ned Kahn, Wind Arbor, Rain Oculus and The Tipping Wall

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #917, Arcs and Circles and Wall Drawing; #915, Arcs, Circle and Irregular Bands

Chongbin Zheng, Rising Forest

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