The Lotus Flower Shaped ArtScience Museum in Singapore Looks Unreal
Designed by an architect named Moshe Safdie.
The ArtScience Museum is just one of the many attractions that you can find at the Marina Bay Sands, a resort that is in Singapore but owned by the US Las Vegas Sands company.
It opened up back in 2011 by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and became the world’s first ArtScience museum ever built.
The architecture of the museum is perhaps one of the most interesting designs in the area and stands out when surrounded by rectangular shaped buildings.
It is said to be in the form of a lotus flower and it was designed by an architect named Moshe Safdie.
The building is also referred to as “The Welcoming Hand of Singapore.” The building has 10 extensions that are referred to as fingers which are connected to a round the base in the middle.
The concept is that each finger stands for different gallery spaces which have supporting skylights at the fingertips which provide a sustainable illumination for the curved interior walls. This is according to the Wikipedia page for the ArtScience Museum.
The building has some interesting sustainability features as well.
It utilizes rainwater by harvesting it and then channeling it down to the center of the building where it then flows through a bowl shaped roof into a reflecting pond that can be found at the lowest area of the building. The rainwater becomes recycled and is used in the buildings and restrooms.