Be immersed in a world of art, science, magic and metaphor through a collection of cutting-edge digital installations ArtScience Museum is a museum located within the integrated resort of Marina Bay Sands in the Downtown Core of the Central Area in Singapore. It opened its door last 17 February 2011 and the world’s first ArtScience museum. The architecture is said to be a form reminiscent of a lotus flower, designed by the architect Moshe Safdie. The museum has 21 gallery spaces with a total area of 50,000 square feet (6,000 square meters). It has sustainable features, the rainwater is harvested and channeled down the centre of the building, flowing through its bowl-shaped roof into a reflecting pond at the lowest level of the building. The rainwater is then recycled for use in the building’s restrooms.
The adventure begins with a magical journey through Nature, an immersive world that illustrates the creation of life and its relationship with the environment.
TeamLab’s projects that is designed to engage children in learning through play, Town encourages adults and children alike to cooperate and inspire one another to meet the challenges of the urban setting as a shared space.
Sketch Town– This installation is a depiction of a fictitious town, based on Singapore that includes recognizable landmarks, such as, ArtScience Museum, the Merlion and the Singapore Flyer. Young visitors use crayons and paper to draw a building, a car, or a plane for Sketch Town. When their two-dimensional pictures are placed in a digital scanner, they enter the town, becoming 3D animated objects. The visitors’ urban designs become part of a vast projected city, which they can physically interact with through touch and movement, bringing the town to life. Touch a car, for example, and it will speed up, or change direction.
Universe of Water Particles
The exhibition’s most cherished centerpiece, Universe of Water Particles – a seven-metre tall virtual waterfall. Hundreds of thousands of water particles cascade down the façade of a virtually sculpted rock, with each particle of ‘water’ digitally programmed and generated to flow according to the laws of physics.
Light Ball Orchestra
Beach ball-sized globes of multicolored light and sound — touch any ball to change the color and sound of the balls around it, creating a resonating effect throughout this dazzling environment.
Behold a seemingly infinite number of light particles inside the scintillating Crystal Universe. This stunning artwork is created with teamLab’s Interactive 4-D Vision technology and more than 170,000 LED lights, giving the illusion of stars moving in space. Move beyond the stars to encounter astrophysical phenomena such as planets, galaxies and even gravitational waves. Find yourself at the centre of the universe, as the light and body of the installation responds to your mass and motion. Change the fabric of the universe itself by ‘swiping’ planets and stars from smart devices within the installation, and watch them become part of the dazzling environment around you. Surrounded by celestial wonders, reflect upon your own place within the vastness of the cosmos.