Reclaimed Lands of Singapore – Gardens by the Bay
No more room to build? Make your own site! Land reclamation had given Singapore the opportunity to build its most prestigious and iconic buildings during the recent years. Such lands include Gardens by the Bay.
Gardens by the Bay is a park spanning 101 hectares of reclaimed land in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. Gardens by the Bay is an integral part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore into a “City in a Garden”. The aim is to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city. An international competition for the design of the master plan, held in January 2006, attracted more than 70 entries submitted by 170 firms from 24 countries. Two firms Grant Associates and Gustafson Porter were eventually awarded the master plan design. Construction gave way and the Gardens were completed in 2011.
Sustainability in the Gardens
Underlying the concept of Gardens by the Bay are the principles of environmental sustainability. Much effort was made to plan and design for sustainable cycles in energy and water throughout Bay South Gardens.
Eleven of the Supertrees are embedded with environmentally sustainable functions. Some have photovoltaic cells on their canopies to harvest solar energy for lighting up the Supertrees., while others are integrated with the Conservatories and serve as air exhaust receptacles. Please have a look at the website for more info https://www.gardensbythebay.