Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Supertrees Will Shine At Singapore's Gardens By The Bay

Beginning this weekend, 18 man-made Supertrees will light up the gardens by the Marina Bay, Singapore. The 101 hectares landscaping project is part of an initiative from Singapore’s National Parks Board called Gardens by the Bay to create a sustainable gardens in the city, generating a better environment for humans with a creative fusion of technology and nature.

The Gardens comprises three spaces - Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. Bay South consists the largest waterfront garden where the Supertrees are housed. These 16-storey-tall vertical gardens collect rainwater, generate solar power and act as venting ducts for the park’s conservatories. This suite of technologies could save 30% of the garden's energy consumption. Also a suspended 128-metre-long walkway between two Supertrees, called OCBC Skyway, is perfect for walks at any hour, offering a bird’s eye view of the Gardens and the Marina Bay urban area.

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