Designed by Moshe Safdie Architects, Singapore’s $5.7bn Marina Bay Sands resort is one of the most expensive buildings in the world. The iconic complex is situated on the waterfront of the city’s financial district and was opened across multiple phases between 2010 and 2011.
The huge integrated resort comprises three 55-storey towers, offering 2,560 hotel rooms, 250 meeting rooms, six restaurants, two theatres with a combined total of 4,000 seats, the ArtScience museum, a shopping centre with more than 300 stores and indoor canal, an ice skating rink, a four-storey casino, and a 120,000m2 exhibition centre.
The towers are topped and connected by a 1.2 hectare ‘SkyPark’, which features the world’s longest elevated swimming pool at 191m above ground, tropical gardens, lounges, clubs, jogging paths and an observatory offering spectacular 360° views of Singapore and the bay.
The Marina Bay Sands development presented many challenges due to its sheer size. In particular, the SkyPark was constructed 200m above ground and used a 38m-wide, 340m-long structure equivalent to the space needed to park four A380 super jumbo jets.
The project also required a large amount of integration between the different technologies and materials used throughout the development.
Elval Colour is a leading coated aluminium manufacturer, providing standard and bespoke aluminium coated products for a range of exciting design projects. Elval Colour orofe coated aluminium coils became an ideal choice for the Marina Bay Sands development and were selected to cover 15,000m of roof space on the complex.
Elval Colour’s lightweight and durable aluminium alloy make an optimal roofing solution by offering infinite design possibilities and a range of attractive colours and finishes.
As well as providing a stunning aesthetic for architectural masterpieces such as the Marina Bay Sands resort, orofe has been designed and manufactured to increase thermal insulation. The aluminium material has been certified according to ISO 14001:2004 and is suitable for heavy rainfall and high-wind environments.
The towers of the Marina Bay Sands Resort have a complex design, incorporating two legs sloping at angles as steep as 26° and joining together on the 23rd floor. The three towers are then joined by the iconic SkyPark roof, which has a distinctive curved shape.
Orofe’s ability to be bent and formed into a range of shapes made it ideal for the project’s roofing requirements. The final solution provided by Elval Colour is not only eye-catching but also incredibly high-quality, benefitting from orofe incombustible, anti-corrosive and UV-resistant properties. In addition, minimal cleaning and maintenance is required.