The Sail @ Marina Bay

The Sail
@ Marina Bay


Living in Singapore, on the roof of the world...

Like the Empire State Building in New York, The Sail @ Marina Bay, a waterfront lifestyle condominium, has transformed the Singapore skyline and is now an icon of modernity: two sails stretching their glass and steel profile towards the sky.

Housing 1,111 apartments, they were erected using complex civil engineering techniques, making them unique. In fact, ground conditions required using 80 m deep barrettes. Built to withstand earthquakes, the two towers now accommodate their residents in an elegant and relaxed environment. Residents also enjoy facilities like a club house, swimming pools, and exclusive tennis courts built on the car park roof amidst luxurious, green settings.


To cope with the financial collapse of a specialised sub-contractor that was due to construct 80,000 m² of glazed facades, Dragages Singapore had to take on this production in-house and integrate this into their own schedule, without extending delivery times. A bold and successful gamble.

Key data
  • Product line: Luxury residence
  • Main Contractor: Dragages Singapore
  • Handover: 2008
  • Architects: NNBJ, Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd
  • Client: Glengary Pte Ltd
  • Key figures:
    • 2 towers, 245 m and 215 m high
    • 1,111 dwellings
    • 80,000 m² of glass
    • 95,000 m³ of concrete
    • 14,000 tonnes of steel