Four interesting ‘food-shaped building’ in Singapore

Asia Travel Jun 13, 2019

Durian theater, grapefruit museum … create a lot of inspiration for visitors.


Esplanade Theater



Standing at Merlion park Marina bay, you can easily see Esplanade theater right away, designed by a British architectural firm that is designed and built by Singapore’s architectural firm. The total budget for this complex is about 600 million SGD (over 10.3 trillion VND) on an area of ​​6 ha. According to the original design introduced in 1994, the building is decorated with glass layers around. However, it is opposed because it is easy to cause greenhouse effect. Therefore, the glass was then replaced with coated aluminum material, arranged evenly into small roofs that looked like durian eyes. That’s why locals and visitors often call Esplanade “Durian Theater”.



Museum of Art Science (ArtScience)



Also on the shores of Marina Bay, the ArtScience Museum is one of the most prominent buildings here. In fact, the building simulates the shape of a hand, meaning to welcome travelers from all over the world to travel to Singapore. This design is inspired by the elegant lotus. However, under the eyes of the food devotees, this museum looks like a peeled grapefruit. This analogy makes many Singapore tourists curious and must come to the check-in place. This is a place where art exhibitions are often held, especially light shows in Singapore and internationally, each with a different theme.

The Hive – Nanyang Technological University (NTU)



The Hive (nesting) nestled on the campus of Nanyang Technological University is the first project to be awarded the Green Mark Platinum Star by the Ministry of Construction (BCA), the highest award in Singapore for sustainable design. . Unique structure, openings between buildings help air conditioning, natural ventilation to the central area, corridors, stairs and elevators … The reason it is named honeycomb because of the intention to encourage The students exchange ideas, similar to the cross-pollination of bees in nature. This is where students learn online by themselves, then discuss the questions together. The Hive consists of 12 8-storey towers, rooms stacked on top of each other, making it look like steamed dimsum. So students often call this “Dimsum Building”.



Gardens by the bay



Flower Dome is located in the Gardens by the bay is the largest greenhouse in the world, confirmed Guinness record in 2015. Set foot inside, you can enjoy the feeling of cool, dry climate of Central Vietnam. Hai, completely different from Singapore’s always hot and humid weather. The garden grows hundreds of species of plants from all over the world, there are species that cannot survive the tropical climate. The glass dome design with striped lines makes it look like a shell when viewed from above.