Nothing in Singapore so far can give Marina Bay Sands a tough competition regarding its design and location, as it fronts Marina Bay and everything this world-class integrated resort has got to offer. The architectural design seems to be inspired by decks of cards with three main towers, broader at base linked by a continuous lobby. Sands SkyPark, with a 150m infinity swimming pool, gardens and jogging paths on the top of the complex makes it one of the distinctive features of the Hotel. The architects were considerate of various elements that could affect the majestic design of Marina Bay Sands and made the necessary arrangements for the same like installation of custom Jack legs to ensure the infinity edge of the pool continues to function properly. From the world's largest atrium casino, Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall to two large theatres and an ArtScience Museum, this place has something in store for every guest.
No. of floors: 55
Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Downtown Core, Singapore 018956
Nearest MRT: Bayfront MRT Station
World's tallest cylindrical building in the commercial district, this skyscraper, with a height of about 235m and 16 Double Decker elevators, is known to offer a 360-degree bird's eye view. The structure of this commercial complex consists of steel beams cantilevered from a cylindrical concrete core, and it took nearly four years for its construction. It was sold to MPGA by Capital Land in 2007 for about S$1.04 billion.
No. of floors: 52
Location: 8 Shenton Way, Downtown core, Singapore 068811
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar MRT Station
Capital Tower, the fourth tallest skyscraper in Singapore, has a floor count of 52 with the top floor occupied by the China club featuring a bar, restaurant along with private dining rooms and meeting rooms. This 254m high skyscraper is served by five shuttle double-deck elevators and stands out visually during night time when some parts of the building undergo a transition in lighting once in every few seconds. It was named after the company 'Capital Land' once it got approved as the company's flagship building.
No. of floors: 52
Location: 168 Robinson Road, Downtown Core, Singapore 068912
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar
An epicentre of numerous financial corporations in the city, Ocean Financial Center promotes the use of sustainable energy (Solar Energy) featuring a vast 'solar array' which is the need of the hour. Standing 245m tall, this skyscraper is the eighth-tallest building in the city-state and took about three years for its construction. The building was constructed replacing Ocean Building which got demolished lately in 2007.
No. of floors: 43
Location: 10 Collyer Quay, Raffles Place, Downtown core, Singapore 049315
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place MRT Station
Known as the Death Star amongst architecture students, Pearl Bank is recognised as one of the greatest works by the pioneering architects during the mid-twentieth century with a sense of purpose. The exterior hides all its complexities and one cannot figure out the interlocking of split-level units across each floor by simply looking at it. With a height of about 113 meters, this was known to be the tallest and densest residential building in Singapore when established back in 1976. The key concept was to design the complex such that the facade area exposed to the direct sunlight was reduced significantly.
No. of floors: 38
Location: 1 Pearl Bank, Chinatown, Outram, Singapore 169016
Nearest MRT: Outram Park MRT Station
With architectural style highlighting the modern architecture, the Esplanade is a performing arts centre located near the mouth of the Singapore River. After planning, construction for the same started in 1996, and it took nearly six years before the inauguration finally took place. The building consists of 4 floors; performance venues include-a concert hall with a seating capacity of about 1600, a theatre with a seating capacity of 2000 for the performing arts, recital studio and theatre studio with the Esplanade's in-house programming team responsible for over 14 festivals and numerous ongoing series throughout the year. The building also facilitates a public library located on the 3rd floor, devoted to the performing arts.
No. of floors: 4
Location: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Nearest MRT: Esplanade MRT Station/ City Hall MRT Station
Come and witness the charm of some of the tallest buildings in the world as well as some stunning architectural designs littered around the city-state which certainly complement this tiny island.