ArtScience Museum is one of the attractions at Marina Bay Sands, an integrated resort in Singapore owned by the US Las Vegas Sands company. Opened on 17 February 2011 by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, it is the world's first ArtScience museum.
Although it has a permanent exhibition, ArtScience Gallery, the ArtScience Museum mainly hosts touring exhibitions curated by other museums.
The architecture is said be a form reminiscent of a lotus flower. It is designed by the architect Moshe Safdie.
Referred to as "The Welcoming Hand of Singapore" by Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson, the ArtScience Museum is anchored by a round base in the middle, with ten extensions referred to as "fingers". The design concept for each finger denotes various gallery spaces sporting skylights at the "fingertips" which are included as sustainable illumination for the curved interior walls.
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kabel (1899) 2014-06-26 19:31
Hello, a very well composed architectural image with strong lines and good color. It does look like a lotus flower and how interesting the way the architect designed a modern building to be like a flower.
Interesting and informative notes,
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- Date Taken: 2014-05-20
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- Date Submitted: 2014-06-26 1:03