SKY ON 57, SINGAPORE
Monday 05 Dec 2011
Singapore's Sky on 57 sits a breathtaking 57 stories high atop the Marina Bay Sands resort and casino, an anchor amenity of the grand Skypark, visible from the entire city. The new restaurant SKY ON 57 has opened in Marina Bay, Singapore, to international acclaim for its vertigo-inducing location, drop-dead views of the city and Pacific Ocean, stunning interiors and enticing modern Asian cuisine by Chef Justin Quek.
The 13,000-square-foot restaurant opened earlier this year as the crowning jewel of the Marina Bay Sands resort and casino Skypark, a huge rooftop experience with its pools, landscaped seating areas, observation decks and dining.
Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design (JZA+D), provided complete architecture and design services for the 300-seat restaurant, bar and lounge. The design team started with a dynamic, open layout and an understated, eco-friendly palette of sleek materials to highlight the expansive views. Zinder worked to create a number of stimulating visual features, including uplit floating overhead panels, a large circular ceiling cutout, and dramatic modern chandeliers. Flowing fins wrap the kitchen enclosure, and open as needed to access a 2,000-bottle wine collection.
The big moves are accentuated by rich details, such as glass panels with embedded photographic images as well as recessed, illuminated soffits. The glass panels separate private dining areas from the rest of the tables; the tiered dining space allows clear views of the Singapore skyline from all areas of the restaurant.
A 3,000-square-foot outdoor terrace wrapping around the restaurant offers a stylish seating area where guests enjoy Sky on 57's cuisine and startling city and ocean views. For Sky on 57, JZA+D provided complete interior design, including space planning, programming, schematic design, construction documents and partial construction administration.
JZA+D also designed all of the furnishings including several lighting fixtures, consulted on artwork, and then prepared the furniture, fixture and equipment (FF&E) packages.