Singapore spectacular – Designed by Moshe Safdie, and commissioned by Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the $5.7 billion Marina Bay Sands casino and hotel complex opened in 2010. It's reputed to be one of the world's most expensive buildings.
Unique vision – Rumors abound about what the unique shape of the Marina Bay Sands is meant to represent. But Boston-based architect Safdie says the building represents whatever you want it to.
World's highest Infinity pool – Marina Bay Sands hotel guests have access to its Infinity pool. Some 200 meters above ground, it's longer than three Olympic-sized swimming pools. Its architect calls it "the best pool in town."
'A place of mingling' – In creating Marina Bay Sands, Safdie says he wanted to design a "mixing bowl" where the world meets Singapore, and Singapore meets the world.
The Museum that 'floats' – Singapore's striking ArtScience Museum is part of the Marina Bay Sands complex. Safdie designed it to "float above the ground." Some see it as a bunch of bananas, some as a lotus flower and some as a hand of welcome.
Exciting spaces – The ArtScience Museum is packed with exhibitions that celebrate both the arts and sciences. Safdie wanted to create something unique to Singapore and the world.
Redefining airports – Due to open in 2017, Safdie says his Jewel Airport development will "re-define what airports are all about."
Paradise garden – With enormous lush gardens and a 40-meter cascading waterfall, Jewel is designed to make a stopover in Singapore an essential part of the global traveler's itinerary.
The Edge – In 2003, Safdie completed The Edge condominiums on Singapore's Cairnhill Road. He says the financially struggling developer offered Safdie an apartment in the complex in lieu of payment. Safdie turned down the offer but has regretted it ever since, given that units are now worth five times what they were then.
Home for 'ordinary Singaporeans' – Safdie's Sky Habitat project is due to open later this year. Not super-luxury housing, Safdie is proud of the 600-unit development that provides homes for middle-income families.
Sky Habitat – The Bishan Sky Habitat residential development is based on Safdie's 1967 Habitat high-density housing project in Montreal, which launched him to international fame.
First Singapore project – Safdie's first project in Singapore was the 1985 Ardmore Habitat condominiums. The building has since demolished after a change in zoning restrictions allowed developers to double the height at which they're allowed to build.