Five Must-See Architectural Buildings in Singapore
Singapore/ Urbanite/ Architecture

These Five Iconic Buildings in Singapore Will Leave You in Awe

These Five Iconic Buildings in Singapore Will Leave You in Awe

A vibrant and bustling city-state, Singapore boasts some of the world’s most unique and impressive buildings. From elegant sculptures to towering skyscrapers, the Lion City has something for those who have a knack for all things architecture. If you want to view Singapore’s innovative and sustainably designed buildings while learning about the city’s rich history and multifaceted culture, these five iconic buildings will mesmerize your eyes.

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Photo by Facebook/Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Located in the heart of Singapore, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is a world-class performing arts centre covering four hectares between Marina Centre and Marina Bay. Deliberately designed by DP Architects and Michael Wilford & Partners, the renowned theatre features a distinct spikey exterior made up of more than 7,000 aluminum sunshades. Popular for its unique architecture, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay brings together a wide range of artists and performers for a series of shows all year round.

Location: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive

National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore
Photo by Facebook/National Gallery Singapore

The Supreme Court and City Hall have been beautifully transformed into a 64,000-square-metre art space known as the National Gallery of Singapore. Catering to locals and tourists who want to deepen their knowledge about the history of the Lion City, the museum is tucked on St. Andrew’s Road, just a 10-minute drive from Chinatown. Aside from its renaissance-like exterior, the National Gallery of Singapore is also known for its extensive collection of artworks and paintings depicting the milestones of the city-state.

Location: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #01-01

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands
Photo by Facebook/Marina Bay Sands

A tourist-friendly landmark, Marina Bay Sands boasts three 55-storey towers connected by a one-hectare park known as the Sands Skypark. It features an infinity pool, observation deck, and garden where people can hang out while taking in the panoramic view of the city. Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, Marina Bay Sands is one of the most elegant-looking structures in Southeast Asia.

Location: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue

ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum
Photo by Facebook/ArtScience Museum

Situated within the Marina Bay Sands complex, ArtScience Museum is one of the most aesthetically pleasing buildings in Singapore. Also constructed by architect Safdie, the 23-year-old museum features a lotus-shaped design with 10 irregular petals extending outwards. A popular destination for art junkies, ArtScience Museum houses world-class sculptures, paintings, artworks, and 24 interactive exhibits.

Location: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue

Parkroyal Collection

Parkroyal Collection
Photo by Facebook/Parkroyal Collection

Designed by WOHA Architects, the 583-room ParkRoyal Collection boasts a striking garden-like façade covered in lush greenery. A perfect blend of nature and modern architecture, the lavish hotel’s biophilic design is part of its bid to promote sustainability and green innovation in Singapore. Home to Southeast Asia’s biggest sky-lit atrium, ParkRoyal Collection is one of the most stunning architectural creations in the Lion City.

Location: ParkRoyal Collection, 6 Raffles Boulevard

Get the latest curated content with The Beat Asia's newsletters. Sign up now for a weekly dose of the best stories, events, and deals delivered straight to your inbox. Don't miss out! Click here to subscribe.

This Week's Events In Singapore View more

Sign up to receive updates on what's going on in the city. Don't miss out on exciting events, news, and more. Sign up today!

By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice
Thank you for subscribing! Click here if you were not redirected.