Two by the Bay

Australia has the opera house in Sydney. Spain has the Guggenheim in Bilbao. And now Singapore has Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay, a striking new performing arts center whose contemporary architecture makes it a must-see destination. Designed by DP Architects in Singapore and the UK firm of Michael Wilford and Partners, the new complex opened in October 2002, housing both a 2,000-seat theatre and 1,600-seat concert hall (with an extra 200 seats in the choir loft), as well as a recital room,

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