A hoteldesign above the earth! Singapore

16 May

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a day at the pool
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marina bay sands complex consists of three hotel towers connected by the magnificent sands skypark.
designboom’s editors had the great opportunity to stay and test out the newly opened hotel.
with over 2,500 rooms and suites, it is the biggest hotel in singapore.
the sands skypark with pool is built at the height of 200 meters.
its lush, landscaped gardens are home to 250 trees and 650 plants and offer a total of 12,400 square meters of space –
big enough to fit three football fields. hotel guests have the exclusive use of a 150-meter infinity swimming pool,
the world’s largest outdoor pool at that height.

sunset at the pool
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night view
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anita hackethal (of designboom) enjoys a nighttime swim in the pool at the skypark
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birgit lohmann (of designboom) in the pool at the skypark
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the marina bay sands building by moshe safdie architects
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the hotel has sloping towers and straight legs connected at level 23 to form a single building.
in hotel tower 1, the slope is as steep as 26 degrees, making it one of the most complex hotels ever built.
this 1.2 hectare skypark, designed as a tropical oasis, is longer than the eiffel tower is tall and large enough to park
four-and- a-half A380 jumbo jets. it extends to form one of the world’s largest public cantilevers.
the rooms offer views of the south china sea or singapore skyline.

from this privileged observation deck, hundreds of visitors at a time can feast their eyes on the unforgettable panorama view
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even if you are not a hotel guest, you can enter the sands skypark.
you can visit the observation deck to experience the unsurpassed views of singapore.
entrance to the hotel facilities and the use of the pool is not permitted.
public entrance to this area is outside hotel tower 3.
you can purchase tickets from the box office located in the new and permanent location at basement 1.

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2,561 rooms and suites, 55 floors, 18 different room types includes 230 luxury suites that come with butler service
and privileged access to VIP areas.

the club
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the club at marina bay sands, the executive club lounge at tower 2, allows club/suite guests to enjoy
their breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails while enjoying the spectacular views at the skypark.

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the captivating marina bay sands art path comprises a collection of spectacular art installations that were commissioned to
integrate with moshe safdie’s architecture.

‘rising forest’ in the atrium
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‘rising forest’ by shanghai artist chongbin zheng is a ceramic sculpture composed of 83 massive glazed stone-ware ceramic vessels
occupying approximately 4,000 square meters in the hotel atrium. each vessel weighs in at 1,200 kilogram and measures 3 meters tall.
the vessels were so large that the artist had to build a customized kiln the size of a small building. ceramics of this size are rarely
made and fired in one piece.
in the atrium there are several dining bars. ‘rise’ which is an all-day restaurant featuring world cuisine, emphasizes south east asian
specialties. rise offers buffet and a-la-carte breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper.

jin shan
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jin shan (金山) is a high-end restaurant serving exquisite chinese fare. it is decorated with lantern pavilions and private dining rooms.
the cuisine presents the best of cantonese, hunan and szechuan flavors.

immense ‘drift’ sculpture in the lobby by artist UK antony gormley
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the ‘drift’ sculpture by artist UK antony gormley is a massive three dimensional stainless steel polyhedral matrix of over 16,100
steel rods and more than 8,320 steel nodes. measuring approximately 40 meters long, 23 meters high and 15 meters wide.
the structure weighs 14.8 tons. drift is suspended cloud-like in the air between levels 5 and 12 of the atrium of hotel tower 1.

designboom editors on picture souvenir

all whirlpools at the skypark offer views of the south china sea
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