Marina Bay Sands® integrated resort

  • Waterfront resort complex with hotels, shops, parks, theatres, convention centre, casino and museum.
  • Three cascading hotel towers topped with 1ha SkyPark®.
  • World’s longest public cantilever.
  • World’s first ArtScience museum shaped like a lotus flower.

Conceived by architect Moshe Safdie, Marina Bay Sands® is an exciting new development in the heart of Marina Bay - Singapore’s new downtown. It integrates the prestigious waterfront promenade with iconic retail, entertainment and hotel facilities, public spaces and breathtaking city views.

Engineering marvel

Boasting the world’s longest public cantilever, the SkyPark® is an engineering marvel. The rooftop superstructure is sited 200m high straddling three 55-storey luxury hotel towers. The structure is 38m wide and 340m long – equivalent to four and a half A380 aircraft.

Arup is responsible for multidisciplinary engineering including advanced works, infrastructure, structural, civilfire and geotechnical engineering, building physics, maritime engineering, traffic, lighting design, façade and acoustic consulting and risk management.

Complex design

"Every element of the project is technically challenging to design and build" explains Cheong Va-Chan, Arup’s Project Director.

The basements were constructed in deep marine clays, the SkyPark® features the world’s longest public cantilever and the lotus-inspired museum is a geometrically-challenging structure. Site works were densely packed, creating complex staging and interface issues.

Arup adopted innovative 3D modelling technologies, pushing the boundaries of current software and systems.

These modelling techniques provided a significant reduction in modelling time, better coordinated documents, rapid concept evaluation, optimised designs, visualisation of complex technical issues and improved communication with the client.

Marina Bay

Arup is closely involved in several Marina Bay developments including The Singapore Flyer, The Helix, The Waterfront Promenade and Gardens by the Bay.


Design book 2013 front cover
  • MBS © Darren SohOpen gallery

    Marina Bay Sands® features three cascading hotel towers topped by a 1ha SkyPark®.

  • MBS © Darren SohOpen gallery

    The resort integrates the waterfront promenade with comprehensive new facilities for leisure and retail use.

  • MBS © Paul McMullinOpen gallery

    The SkyPark® is a rooftop superstructure sited 200m high, straddling three 55-storey luxury hotel towers.