1 x 1 HR HD
Produced for Channel News Asia
A bold project aims to change Singapore’s sporting culture forever. Build the world’s ultimate multi-function sports complex, which will become a magnet for the community and cement Singapore as a premier international sporting destination. We follow over two years the work of the team charged with building the Singapore Sports Hub. Costing more than a billion US dollars, the ambitious project includes an ingenious indoor aquatics centre that can hold up 6,000 people, a multi-purpose arena, water sports centre, and many more retail and lifestyle facilities. The jewel-in-the-crown will be a cutting edge 55,000-seat national stadium with a unique, opening domed roof. But before Singaporeans can enjoy all these facilities and bask in international glory, we say goodbye to the much-loved old National Stadium, which must be demolished to make way for the new facilities. Only then can the designers, engineers, and a massive international workforce begin tackling the project’s huge challenges. The multi-purpose facilities have to be squeezed into a small site in densely developed Singapore. Spectators need to be kept comfortable despite Singapore’s unpredictable weather that can mix baking tropical heat, high humidity, and torrential storms. And they must make the world’s largest programmable screen and build the world’s largest free-spanning dome roof.