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Resorts World Sentosa is an integrated leisure and entertainment resort of the largest kind, a 49ha tropical destination for regional and international visitors sited on Singapore’s Sentosa Island. It is an architectural and master planning project designed to offer a milieu of activities among a series of heavily interwoven zones of programme. Architects have worked across all scales to design a resort unified with its tropical island site and responsive to its views of the ocean and the city of Singapore.

With its rich vegetation and natural undulating terrain, Sentosa Island is well-endowed with a diverse landscape. The many components of Resorts World Sentosa have been designed to augment the experiential aspects inherent to the island as well as offer a spectrum of new features. Central to the project’s planning is a system of waterways and pedestrian circulation routes specially designed to bring visitors on always-evolving journeys through event spaces, along important lines of sight, and across changing topographies. These paths are planned sequentially to alternate the visitor among various axes of orientation and reveal new and exciting frames of view — the mainland, the sea, the elements of the project’s architecture, or the Merlion national landmark on the site’s ridge.

Resorts World Sentosa jointly exhibits large open spaces — performance venues, an immense ETFE-covered food and beverage zone, a retail promenade — and the intimate, immediate relationships of the waterfront and lush landscape. Three tropical design elements are used to characterise the project: water, landscape, and the forms, materials and details associated with tropical architecture: highly articulated facades, awning treatments, shade-producing trellis work and large pitched roofs. The use of natural palettes, including those displayed by the millions of square feet of stone that have been imported from regions worldwide, supply a breadth of warm colours and surfaces that engage the visitor and assimilate the project within the island’s tropical rainforests.

Resorts World Sentosa is planned into three major zones of programme: the Universal Theme Park to the East, an aquatic-themed West Zone, and the Central Zone with a 15,000sm casino, 1,600-seat theatre, convention center, six hotels, retail, food and beverage outlets, and outdoor performance spaces.

Designed in collaboration with Michael Graves and Associates,USA.