2010 Marina Bay Sands


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Natare Corporation designed, built and installed the SkyPark pools at the recently opened Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore

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2010 Marina Bay Sands

  1. 1. Skypark Pools<br />Natare Corporation<br />
  2. 2. Marina Bay Sands, SingaporeSkypark Pools Opening Day - June 23, 2010<br />
  3. 3. The Marina Bay Sands SkyPark is a triumph of modern engineering, featured by the likes of National Geographic and the Discovery Channel’s Build it Bigger for its bold look and daring design elements.<br />
  4. 4. The SkyPark spans the top level of all three Marina Bay Sands hotel towers 656 feet (200 meters) above the ground. <br />
  5. 5. The SkyPark has a 213-foot (65-meter) cantilever edge<br />
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  7. 7. In 2006, the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and visionary architect Moshe Safdie were awarded the bid to build Singapore’s first integrated resort. Natare Corporation was hired to build and install the SkyPark pools.<br />
  8. 8. They include a 150-meter infinity-edge stainless steel pool, three large hydrotherapy spas, a wading pool and a reflecting pool -- all on the 55th floor of the resort.<br />
  9. 9. Comprising 400,000 pounds of stainless steel and holding 380,000 gallons of water, the SkyPark pool is the world’s largest infinity pool at that height.<br />March 2010<br />
  10. 10. The pool is also composed of 250,000 ceramic tiles.<br />May 2010<br />
  11. 11. The mechanical systems were designed with multiple and independent recirculation and filtration loops allowing for a variety of operational modes depending on the load (swimmers in the pool), weather conditions, feature effects and hours of operation.<br />
  12. 12. The entire system was individually engineered <br />and structurally designed using the most comprehensive computer design and modeling tools. Three-dimensional models were created long before manufacturing or construction began. <br />
  13. 13. A scale model of the pool enclosures and submersed connectors was built and tested at Natare’s headquarters in Indianapolis.<br />
  14. 14. October 2009<br />This mock-up allowed Natare to troubleshoot and modify the sealing method in order to provide a superior product never before used in elevated pools.<br />
  15. 15. The pool interior is finished with ceramic tile adhered directly to the stainless steel foundation.<br />
  16. 16. The SkyPark pools consist of three separate shells; the middle shell constructed atop the middle tower, and the outer shells constructed on bridges that connect the middle tower with the outer ones.<br />
  17. 17. The structural bridges between each hotel tower were installed with a 3-inch pitch, or camber, to accommodate the weight of the pool when filled with water.<br />
  18. 18. Because the pool was built atop three high rise towers, engineers had to consider the fact that wind, and the force of gravity would cause the towers to sway and move independently of one another.<br />
  19. 19. They accomplished this feat by constructing four movement joints beneath the main pool; each with a unique range of motion. <br />
  20. 20. The three pool shells are joined by connectors at each of the movement joints that double as shallow-water terraces for pool loungers.<br />
  21. 21. Movable Terraces<br />
  22. 22. In addition to wind, the towers are also subject to settlement over time, which could cause any of the three pool shells to slope.<br />
  23. 23. Natare engineers designed and built custom jack legs at more than 500 points beneath the pool to allow for future adjustment. <br />
  24. 24. The jacking system ensures the infinity edge will remain within its original placement and continue to function properly.<br />
  25. 25. Another obstacle Natare faced involved space limitations.<br />
  26. 26. Ideally raw materials would be shipped and fabricated on-site, but in this case crew members shared a very restricted workspace with many other contractors on a construction site in the sky…<br />
  27. 27. Natare developed a plan to pre-fabricate all components from their manufacturing facility in Indianapolis and ship them to the site in more than 30 ocean freight containers.<br />
  28. 28. Pool wall panels – September 2009<br />
  29. 29. Infinity edge walls - December 2009<br />
  30. 30. Spa Fabrication – December 2009<br />
  31. 31. Movable Terrace - February 2010<br />
  32. 32. In all, 40,000 pieces were used to construct the pool enclosures; these pieces were condensed to less than 2000 to be assembled on site.<br />
  33. 33. Many of the pool’s sub-assemblies were hoisted to the top of the towers via crane.<br />
  34. 34. Spa Installation – March 2010<br />
  35. 35. Completed Spa<br />
  36. 36. Completed Pool<br />
  37. 37. Can we build one for you?<br />
  38. 38. Natare Corporation<br />5905 West 74th Street <br />Indianapolis, Indiana 46278<br />Phone: 317-290-8828<br />Toll Free: (800) 336-8828<br />Fax: 317-290-9998<br />Email: natare@natare.com<br />Web: http://www.natare.com<br />@NatareCorp<br />facebook.com/NatareCorp<br />