Esplanade Building, Marina Bay, Singapore

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The Esplanade building

 

The Esplanade Building is a structure on the waterfront built on 6 hectares of waterside land beside Marina Bay close to the opening of the Singapore River. It was built for the purpose of providing a

venue for the performing arts in Singapore.

Named after the Esplanade which is very close, the building has a concert hall that seats 1,600,

a performing arts theater that seats 2,000, studios for rehearsal, and multiple recital rooms.

Its library is located on the 3rd floor of the building and there are centers for performing outdoors,

and food and retail space at the building’s Mall. On the 4th floor, there is an open air space.

The Esplanade Building is also known as the “Durian”---a smelly and spiky tropical fruit, the dome-shaped structure with its “spiky look” overlooks Marina Bay at the waterfront. For those interested in the performing arts, the Esplanade showcases a vast array of both local and international events.

The outer part of the Esplanade makes for a romantic walking place along the city’s waterfront at night. To see the famous symbol of the country, the Merlion, all you have to do is take a short stroll from the Esplanade. For boat trips across Singapore River, river taxi booths are available in the area.