ArtScience Museum of Singapore: A Modern Marvel of Science, Technology and Art

By: | December 10th, 2014

Designed by internationally renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore looks like a giant lily pad floating on the Bay waterfront.

The museum is not only an artistic inspiration, but it also promotes environmental sustainability. Here are some of its features:

  • The Museum is grounded around a circular base with ten petal-like¬†structures that extend out to create a lotus flower form.
  • It has 21 galleries in total, each one of them is illuminated by natural sun light.
  • The dish-like roof form,¬†channels rainwater toward central atrium, creating an interior waterfall through the center of the museum. This rainwater is then recycled back into use for the building’s plumbing system.
  • The tallest finger of the museum has the “Expression” gallery, having a dynamic multimedia theater.
  • This museum is constructed from glass fiber-reinforced polymer, which helps it get the joint-less, continuous skin for each of the sail-like surfaces.
  • The entrance of the museum is through a free-standing glass pavilion.
  • There are three levels of galleries with a total area of 6,000 square meters.

The ArtScience Museum offers a wonderful display of art and science across numerous cultures and centuries, and is even dubbed as the welcoming hand of Singapore.

 

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. You can also find Nidhi on Google+.

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