Aesthetic and Interesting Facts Regarding ArtScience – Singapore has some iconic landmarks that people love to see. One of them is the new ArtScience Museum. In fact, it is not totally new because it has been officially opened in 2011. Precisely in 17 February 2011, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong officially opened the ArtScience Museum. Some people compare the museum to the Sydney Opera House. Both them may have similarities when people see it from distance. Then, both of them serve as landmark of the country and it is very iconic. It can be seen from the sea and it has dominant white color. However, its shape and function is very different. The ArtScience Museum is totally a museum, but it is still quite different from regular museums. Commonly, people see exhibitions of arts or even artifacts from ancient eras in museum. However, what people will see in ArtScience is totally different and it is something interesting that will be hard to find in regular museum.
The name of ArtScience Museum has already shows what people can see inside the museum. Its name shows two main words, art and science. However, what people are going to see in the museum are not masterpieces of arts or history of sciences. Yet, they will be able to see combination of science and art. People tend to separate these two aspects. Art and science is like two different fields that cannot be totally mixed and blended. However, ArtScience Museum shows that both of them cannot be separated and even both of them can be connected together to show something interesting. This is also the goal of the museum. As for its location, it will not be difficult to find. People can easily find the museum because it is part of the Marina Bay Sands or MBS in Singapore. All people will know the MBS and it is integrated resorts with various parts and functions. The ArtScience Museum is one of the parts and even it is its iconic landmark. Since its official opening, people love to take pictures and photos with the background of the landmark. Its shape is unique and it is one of attractive parts of the museum.
When people see the ArtScience Museum, they will start to guess what the architect wants to show from its shape. The building may make people guess the real shape and meaning of its exterior design. Some people call it unique bowl in gigantic size. Then, there are also who see it as lotus. From its shape and extended parts, they may also think that it is similar to palm of human. As for what the architect desired, it was actually shape of lotus. The architect is Moshe Safdie. The main shape imitates shape of lotus flower. However, its meaning is similar to the pam of human. Through its design, the architect wants to say that it is the welcoming hand of Singapore. The iconic building is like the greeting from Singapore to anyone coming to visit the country. Of course, it is interesting because it is iconic landmark and it truly welcomes and greets visitors of Singapore. In addition, it also greets people and invites people to explore what are provided inside the ArtScience. It will welcome those who have curiosity regarding the concept of science and art, and they will find the answer inside the museum.
Without coming inside and seeing exhibitions inside galleries of the museum, people can actually see meaning and implementations of science and arts from its attractive design. It looks like bowl and palm. Then, its roofs and other parts have special windows and these are designed to reflect the sunlight. All windows will provide natural lights to illuminate rooms or galleries inside the ArtScience Museum. This is real utilization of artistic design and application of science. In addition, its shape makes the building able to gather or collect the rainwater. The rainwater will be delivered to the center of the palm at the bottom level of the museum. The water will be recycled through the provided mechanism. After that, the water will be delivered to bathroom and these are used in many bathrooms inside the museum. With these concepts and applications, designs are not just to show its aesthetic parts, but these also show how science can be utilized to bring eco-friendly concept.
Of course, it will not be enough to just see the exterior of ArtScience Museum. It may be unique and aesthetic, but exhibition inside the museum is more important. The real combination and correlation of art and science will be found inside the galleries. The building has large space and there around 21 galleries. As for what are exhibited in the museum, there are three parts. First part is the permanent exhibition and its theme is to show creative process of human divided into three parts, Curiosity, Inspiration, and Expression. As its name, it has permanent exhibitions that can be seen freely. The other two parts are touring exhibition and Feature exhibition. For both of these parts, what people can see inside can be different depending on the events. In general, the accesses are free expects for the special shows or exhibition.