The Star Performing Arts Centre & Star Vista, Singapore by aedas
The Star Performing Arts Centre at Vista Xchange, one north is located in Singapore. The 62,000 sq.m. development comprises of cultural, civic & retail uses and when complete will provide a premier entertainment, lifestyle and retail experience for one-north and the wider Singapore community.
The design for retail space responds to the challenging site topography as the zone spirals inwards addressing the major entry points and culminates in an open amphitheatre.
Above, a 33m high grand foyer creates a visual and spatial connection between the retail, civic and cultural zones. It also provides a canopy under which the public can experience outdoor entertainment and al-fresco dining while protected from the elements. The focus of the cultural zone is a 5,000 plus seat auditorium, which will be the largest venue of its kind in Singapore capable of staging amplified musicals, concerts and other large scale visual events.
Sao Paulo-based Brazilian artist Odires Mlászho has created a mesmerizing series of book sculptures that is inspired by Möbius Strip, a mathematical puzzle.
By painstakingly weaving the pages of thick books together, he was able to shape them into twisting formations where the parts are intricately bound to one another.
The books are weaved together in such a way that is very difficult to see where each book ends and the other begin, which gives the sculptures a surreal, dream-like quality.
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