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Moshe Safdie Architect, Lotus Flower ArtScience Museum, Singapore


A masterclass in green architecture, the Lotus Flower ArtScience Museum, in Singapure, features 21 gallery spaces totaling 50,000 square feet (6,000 s.m.) that will deliver exhibits from art and science, media and technology, to design and architecture.

Moshe Safdie Architect, Lotus Flower ArtScience Museum, Singapore
Moshe Safdie Architect, Lotus Flower ArtScience Museum, Singapore 



Dubbed "The Welcoming Hand of Singapore" by Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson, the museum hosts 10 "fingers" anchored by a round base in the middle. 

Moshe Safdie Architect, Lotus Flower ArtScience Museum, Singapore
Moshe Safdie Architect, Lotus Flower ArtScience Museum, Singapore 
The design of each finger reveals different gallery spaces featuring skylights at the "fingertips" that illuminate the dramatically curved interior walls.

Moshe Safdie Architect, Lotus Flower ArtScience Museum, Singapore
Moshe Safdie Architect, Lotus Flower ArtScience Museum, Singapore 
And did I mention, that apart from being stunning this museum is also an exceptionally sustainable building?

The dish-like roof of the museum allows rainwater to be harvested and channeled down through the center of the structure to the reflecting pond at the lowest level of the building. 

Moshe Safdie Architect, Lotus Flower ArtScience Museum, Singapore
Moshe Safdie Architect, Lotus Flower ArtScience Museum, Singapore 
Rainwater is recycled and redirected through the water feature to create a continuous cylindrical waterfall. The rainwater is also recycled for use in the museum’s bathrooms as part of Singapore’s Green Mark program.



More Stunning Museums from around the Globe:

The MAXXI, Italy's new national museum of XXI century art, by Zaha Hadid
The Museum of Civilizations in Europe and the Mediterranean, in Marseilles, by Rudy Riccioti
The New Museum, in New York, devoted entirely to contemporary art by Tokyo-based architects SANAA
The Ecology and Planning Museums, by Steven Holl Architects, in China

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