Marina Bay Sands Pool
The Marina Bay Sands SkyPark appears to float like a ship across the top of the three towers of the hotel, and the pool literally spills over an astonishing 478-foot (146-meter) vanishing edge.
Featured by the likes of National Geographic, the Discovery Channel’s “Build It Bigger” and others for its bold look and daring design elements, the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark in Singapore is a triumph of modern engineering. The SkyPark is the 1-hectare roof terrace that connects and sits atop the three 56-story hotel towers. Measuring 478 feet long (146 meters), almost three Olympic swimming pools in length, the pool is the world’s largest infinity-edge pool at that height. It comprises 422,000 pounds (191,416 kilos) of stainless steel and holds 380,000 gallons (1,438,456 liters) of water.
Moshe Safdie, the leading architect for the Marina Bay Sands project, brought Natare on to handle the comprehensive and design challenges of the rooftop pools. The challenges to this project were the combination of complex design parameters matched with a fast project schedule, from initial sketches to substantial completion within four years. Many close and intensive relationships between the engineering, construction management, design teams and Natare on-site, helped coordinate solutions that could be solved as they arose.
Marina Bay Sands SkyPark will continue to fascinate and amaze the engineering and pool industry for many years to come. It was an honor to be involved in the project and the Natare team looks forward to many more projects and challenges of this magnitude.