MARINA BAY SANDS

Cities: SINGAPORE
Countries: SINGAPORE
Categories: MIXED USE
Designer: SAFDIE ARCHITECTS
Date: 2011
Marina Bay Sands, located on the Marina Bay waterfront, is a 16-hectare mixed-use integrated resort. The complex is organized around principal axes that extend into the surrounding urban fabric. 
Both the north–south promenade and the grand arcade traverse the entire project and are crossed by two east–west spines (view corridors), which connect the planned Gardens by the Bay, the local metro station, Bayfront Avenue and the waterfront. 
Marina Bay Sands combines more than 121,000 square meters of world-class convention and exhibition facilities; three 55-story hotel towers containing 2,560 rooms in total; a 1.2-hectare Sands SkyPark capping the towers, which offers 360-degree views of the city and sea and outdoor amenities for the hotel including a swimming pool, restaurants and gardens; an iconic Museum of ArtScience on the promontory; two state-of-the-art theaters to accommodate 4000 people; a casino; a wide array of shopping and dining outlets; and an outdoor event plaza along the promenade. As part of the continuous necklace of activities surrounding Marina Bay, the complex forms a gateway to the city. Seen from ships anchored at sea, the two windows created by the towers and sky park frame the vistas towards downtown Singapore. Viewed from this vantage point, the project’s foreground – composed of the Museum of ArtScience, the promenade and undulating roof structures – serves as a base from which the hotel towers rise, curving skyward. A series of layered gardens extends the tropical garden landscape from Gardens by the Bay towards the bayfront. 

Photo credits: SafdieArchitects
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