Benches created using seating planks from the former National Stadium of Singapore have been permanently installed at various locations in the City - of which 7 can be found at the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade. These public benches were created by designers, artists and architects and were the result from a design competition launched in September 2012. A total of 1,800 planks were donated for this competition, courtesy of the Singapore Sports Council.
The bench project was organised by creative practice, FARM and jointly presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore and the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC).
A result from a collaborative effort among Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore, Youth Olympic Games committee and private property developer City Developments Limited to commemorate Singapore’s hosting of the Youth Olympic Games in 2010.
Singapore's arts community was invited to submit their concept proposal based on the Olympic themes. Around 90 submissions from 30 artists were received in total. The winning artworks were selected by URA's Marina Bay Public Art Advisory Panel. These artworks are also the first public art sculptures to be showcased under the Marina Bay Public Art Programme by URA.