There can't be many other mixed developments which mix a 5,000-seat auditorium with a working retail centre
in quite such a monumental and astonishing way. The vast auditorium is perched 40 metres up in the air
on a forest of slanting concrete legs around and between whose lower reaches twine several floors of shops
and eateries from whose levels snake a series of staircases and escalators up to pre-performance spaces and bars
adjacent to the theatre. The great cathedral in which all these transiting theatre-goers, shoppers
and casual fast food patrons conduct their activities is open to the humid Singaporean atmosphere
and yet its climate is pleasant, controlled mostly by the shape of the building.