Resorts World Sentosa

The Singaporean 121-acre Resorts World Sentosa was created in response to the popularity of gaming in Asia, highlighted by the explosive growth in Macau. To stay
profitable the casino also needed to appeal as a family destination with amenities like amusement parks, food and beverage outlets, retail shopping, and entertainment.

Gehry Partners reached out to Sensing Places to research
innovative technology solutions for the various areas of the resort and museum. Sensing Places joined Gehry Partners’ design team and management teams from
developers Capitaland (Singapore) and Kerzner International (Bahamas) to collaboratively create concepts and renders for the space.

Sensing Places planned and designed numerous technology systems and interactives for the resort, including a virtual fish tank for the proposed record breaking aquarium. We prototyped a virtual currency exchanged via RFID bracelets, to help visitors access services offered across the large surface of the resort. We set up a test environment in Gehry’s offices with tracking sensors that activated the virtual fish ecosystem to offer architects a hands-on experience of the interactives during the design phase.

Frank Gehry

Year: 2006

Location: Singapore

Category: Strategy