Singapore is a small 445 square mile island nestled between Malaysia and Indonesia. But what it lacks in size it makes up for with cutting edge architectural designs. Here is my view of Singapore’s cutting edge architecture…
Since winning her independence just a short 50 years ago, Singapore has made it her business to keep up with the rest of the world by hiring some of the world’s most renown architects to design some of the most beautiful sky lines.
These photos depict the new and beautiful architectural marvels of Singapore and also incorporates some of the old beauty that can still be found in this small but bustling country.
Crowning the three hotel towers of Marina Bay Sands at 200 metres in the sky, the Sands SkyPark® stretches longer than the Eiffel tower when laid down. The Sands SkyPark® is also home to the world’s largest public cantilever housing a public observatory deck, lush gardens, exclusive restaurants such as The Sky on 58 and KU DÉ TA; with a 150-metre infinity-edged swimming pool to complete the luxurious experience.
The Cloud Forest located inside Gardens by the Bay’s main building is a magical world veiled in mist reaching 35-metre tall and covered in lush vegetation shrouding the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. This marvel showcases plant life from tropical highlands up to 2,000-metres above sea level.
Modeled and inspired bt the northern Chinese imperial style of landscaping and architecture, the garden was designed by renowned Taiwanese architect Yuen-Chen Yu. Rising from the cultivated gardens are majestic pagodas, built to be in harmony with the natural environment that surrounds this tranquil wonder.
Chijmes (pronounced “chimes”) stands for the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, a Neo-Classical style building which houses some of Singapore’s most exciting dining and entertainment venues. Chijmes is a rustic version of London’s Covent Garden, with green lawns, marble waterfalls and spacious courtyards that give this landmark a majestic, old-world charm.
Singapore’s Esplanade complex officially opened in 2002 and occupies six hectares of waterfront land alongside Marina Bay. It boasts a concert hall, theatre, recital and theatre studios, an outdoor theatre and visual art exhibition spaces.
The Old Parliament House is the first government building in Singapore designated as a multi-disciplinary arts centre. An elaborate Victorian house, ringed with white-washed fencing, it was designed and built by Irishman George Drumgould Coleman in 1827, for Scottish merchant John Maxwell.
Designed by world-renowned architect and product designer Michael Graves, Resorts World Sentosa is a tropical family mega-resort. It has an inclusive selection of luxurious hotels to meet the needs of everyone; from couples to families.