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The Floating Performance Stage @ Marina Bay, Singapore: New Possibilities for Space Creation

[+] Author Affiliations
H. S. Koh, Y. B. Lim

Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore

T. H. Seow

SembCorp Marine Ltd., Singapore

D. Stocks

BMT Fleet Technology, Victoria, BC, Canada

A. Thapar

BMT Asia Pacific Pte Ltd., Singapore

Paper No. OMAE2008-57291, pp. 755-763; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/OMAE2008-57291
From:
  • ASME 2008 27th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 3: Pipeline and Riser Technology; Ocean Space Utilization
  • Estoril, Portugal, June 15–20, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4820-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3821-8
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

This paper presents the systems engineering solutions implemented in developing a large floating performance stage that was constructed at the Marina Bay of Singapore. The Marina Floating Platform is designed to be a multi-purpose facility on the bay for mass spectator events, sporting activities and cultural performances, as well as be a re-configurable “piers” for water sports and boat shows. This floating platform was completed in 2007 and is believed to be the world’s largest floating performance stage on water. It hosted the nation’s National Day Parade 2007, the first parade to be held on water. Since then, the floating platform and its seating gallery have been used as the venue for lifestyle events, extreme sports, the Singapore Fireworks Festival and Water Carnival. The floating platform opens up new possibilities in space creation in land-scarce countries such as Singapore.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

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