marina bay sands skypark opens
jun 25, 2010
marina bay sands skypark opens

swimming in the skypark, 200 meters in the air
image courtesy of la repubblica

earlier this year, designboom visited the marina bay sands while it was still under construction.
then in april, the high-rise hotel complex opened its doors to the public. now the marina bay sands
in singapore is welcoming visitors for the first time to the ‘sands skypark’, a 380 meter-long roof top
deck which spans across the length of the complex’s three skyscraper structures. designed by
architect moshe safdie, the platform rests 200 meters in the air and is equivalent in size to the
eiffel tower laid horizontally on its side or three football fields connected end to end. the construction
cost around 80 million dollars and required roughly 7,000 tons of steel to complete. to walk the
whole length of the skypark takes around twenty minutes, provided that visitors do not stop to enjoy
the various attractions along the way: a 150 meter-long infinity swimming pool, bar, restaurant and spa,
botanical garden with 250 species of trees and 650 plants, and an observation deck that provides a
panoramic view of the waterfront. the observation deck alone is capable of holding 900 people at once,
with the whole skypark having the capacity to host up to 3,900.

accommodation at the hotel does not come cheap, but visitors who wish to just visit and enjoy
the observation deck can gain access for 20 USD.

the 150 meter-long infinity pool
image courtesy of la repubblica

image courtesy of safdie architects
drawing by lim vong

image courtesy of safdie architects

image courtesy of safdie architects

image courtesy of safdie architects

the marina bay sands™ with the waterfront
image courtesy of safdie architects

paragliding off the skypark from a recent skyscraper free-climbing race held at the marina bay sands™
image courtesy of la repubblica

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