This project is a development of two office buildings of 883,383 s.f. and 553,318 s.f. and a 600-room hotel of 785,842 s.f. located in Marina Centre, Singapore's premier business commercial district.
For visitors approaching Singapore's center from the airport, the site acts as a gateway to the heart of the city. The design challenge was to use the site's location effectively to enhance the urban design of the harbor area yet provide an efficient, economically-viable project in a competitive market. Recognizing these factors, it was determined that the major elements of the plan should relate orthogonally to the overall grid of the Centre City and establish, in its architecture, a strong and forceful character that would herald the city of the next millennium.
Set overlooking Marina Bay, the hotel tower is a single, slender slab, 15 meters by 106 meters. The guest rooms float 15 meters above the base which permits the approaching visitor a glimpse of the bay and the central city, dramatically framed by its supports.
The two office buildings are located on a large, open pedestrian plaza bordered on the west by the shopping arcade. In addition the park-like plaza contains sculptures, cascading waterfalls, reflecting pools, and groves of trees providing vitality and harmony with the local urban scene.
An art program includes major works by Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Dale Chihuly.