In the grand hotel atrium at Marina Bay Sands sits the hotel’s international buffet restaurant, RISE. In order to meet the evolving (or growing) demands of guests, Aedas Interiors was commissioned to re-design the dining area of RISE, with an intent to create a fresh and new experience for guests.
Whilst considering this cosmetic refurbishment, the team was also challenged to improve on the existing planning, function and operational areas, in particular waiter stations, and buffet. As always, creating a sense of place is at the core of any Aedas Interiors concept.
Utilising the original bones of the previous design, including the important and significant ‘Rising Forest’ sculptures by renowned artist Chongbin Zheng, led the team to a concept and storyline merging inside and out. To meet the operational requirement, dining flexibility was maximised via bespoke, standalone service stations that were planned and detailed to reflect trellis-like partitioning within a natural rising forest.
The buffet were carefully planned to accommodate new and flexible menu options. Staff now work openly within the space, breaking down the barriers between staff and guests. Using the original floor mounted air-conditioning vents, the planning incorporated wicker style banquette seating booths to divide the immense dining areas, along with park-like lighting, to bring a level of intimacy to the diners – essentially creating private niches.
Finishes and materials were selected to evoke the natural and floral visage of the venue, and differing styles of seating were added in a planned yet eclectic manner, creating the ability to separate areas for private events within the vast dining space. Source by Aedas Interiors.
- Location: Singapore
- Interior Design: Aedas Interiors
- Director: Greg Farrell
- Client: Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd.
- Gross Floor Area: 1,065 sq m
- Year: 2017
- Photographs: Courtesy of Aedas Interiors
Article by Marco Rinaldi