Foregrounding culture, education and leadership, this mixed-use precinct defines an iconic identity for Marina Bay and all Singapore, resonating with Singaporeans’ progressive energy and dynamism.
Marina Bay is a contemporary statement rooted in the geological origin of the island of Singapore, which transformed from a fishing village to an international metropolis in a single generation. The complex is emblematic of Singapore’s entry into the global conversation.
The expansive development includes a museum, executive center, hotels and retail.
Conceived formally as a natural extension and further evolution of the man-made land on which the complex sits, Marina Bay metaphorically represents the continuity of nature and life of Singapore itself.
Its forms appear to have emerged organically from the sea, then refined by the human hand. The twin helical hotel towers twist skyward like DNA arising out of the sea, forming a gateway to the city and the region.
The “Seed Pavilion,” a natural history museum celebrating both the genesis of life and the potential of culture, defines the aspirations for the complex. It is both the centerpiece of the complex and an icon of Singapore’s birth and its future.
The podium’s irregular bayfront edge suggests a weathered cliff face eroded by wind and water.
The project’s dynamic architectural imagery incorporates a rich array of cultural reference, poetic metaphor and symbols of aspiration, expressing Singapore’s identity as never before.
Continuous Waterfront Promenade with Public Plazas and Gathering Spaces, Restaurants, Food and Beverage Kiosks, Landscaped Areas, Stepped Amphitheater-Like Areas for Seating; Resort with 5,000 Hotel Rooms and Formal Event Spaces, Grand Ballroom, 12,000-seat Arena, Flexible Showroom/Plenary Hall, Outdoor Events Plaza; Integrated Natural History/Science Museum, Casino, the World Congress and Exhibition Center, Singapore Leadership Institute