I had a lot of anxiety going on around in me and around me for my own personal reason and before it could shoot up to another level I just wanted to step out of it and wanted to change the state of my mind. My brains were directing me to caffeine signals and it was just then when I go for coffee. Just then things automatically fell in place, the coffee was like an aha moment for me. Soothing and relaxing and calming you down.
This is quite a place at the marina bay sands shopping mall, the cafe sits around the Rain Oculus – A large whirlpool forms inside a 70-foot diameter acrylic bowl and falls 2 stories to a pool below.
It encapsulates you all the way to Venice as you have gondolas that go around the water, and the waterfall from the top, all these put together with a great company creates a great experience along with a hot cup of coffee.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
A large whirlpool forms inside a 70-foot diameter acrylic bowl and falls 2 stories to a pool below. The artwork, a collaboration with architect Moshe Safdie, functions as both a skylight and a rain collector. The rainwater is recycled back to the whirlpool and also fills a canal that runs through the atrium. The pumps that direct water into the bowl are turned on and off a few times an hour so the whirlpool is always changing in shape and intensity. At peak flow rates there are 8000 gallons per minute falling through the atrium and 200 tons of water swirling around in the bowl. Extensive prototyping and engineering went into integrating the artwork into the structural and mechanical systems of the building. Completed in 2011.
- Location: The Shoppers @ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018872
- Date: Oct 24, 2021
- Type: Cafe
- Time of the day: Evening 5 pm