17 Feb '11, 9am

ArtScience Museum ready to open its doors

ArtScience Museum ready to open its doors

SINGAPORE: Singapore's latest iconic structure, the lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands integrated resort, is ready to open its doors. The structure, made up of "10 fingers", is also touted as the "Welcoming Hand of Singapore" which opens up to the skies. Its architect Moshe Safdie said: "These shapes which you read from the outside - some say 'lotus', some say 'hand of welcome' - are actually the shapes of the rooms inside. And because of the geometry, every room is unique, every room has a slightly different shape." The building makes use of natural light that flows into the galleries. Rainwater is channelled from the roof and down through the centre of the four-storey structure. The museum aims to show that the creative processes between arts and science can be similar. On the two highest floors stands the permanent ArtScience exhibition which is separa...

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