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Gardens By The Bay

In June, one of the first phases of Singapore’s dramatic Gardens by the Bay project opened to the public following the completion of the 133 acre Bay South Garden. Gardens by the Bay is one of the largest garden projects of its kind in the world.  Ultimately, the site will total 250 acres which comprise of three distinct gardens. Those are the Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. Gardens by the Bay is located in Singapore’s new downtown at Marina Bay.

Taking inspiration from the form of an orchid, Grant Associates’ planned an affluent fusion of nature, technology and environmental management.   The stunning architectural structures are combined with a wide variety of horticultural displays, daily light, sound shows, lakes, forests, and dining.

The two giant biomes were designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. The Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest Dome display plants and flowers from the Mediterranean-type climatic regions and Tropical Montane environments which will provide an all-weather space within the Gardens by the Bay.

The 11 Supertrees designed by Grant Associates are brilliant vertical gardens featuring a vertical display of tropical flowering climbers, epiphytes, and ferns.  At night, the canopies within the Supertrees come alive with lighting and projected media. An aerial walkway suspended from the Supertrees offers visitors a unique perspective on the gardens.  The Supertrees are embedded with sustainable energy and water technologies integral to the cooling of the Cooled Conservatories.

The two horticultural gardens, The Heritage Gardens and The World of Plants center on ‘Plants and People’ and ‘Plants and Planet’ are stunning. Together with mass flowering and colored foliage landscape, they form a spectacle of color and texture with a fragrance within.

Beyond dining and visual beauty the center also offers sustainability classes. Underlying the concept of Gardens by the Bay are the principles of environmental sustainability.

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