World Architecture: Gardens by the Bay
Average Rating: ( 0 votes)
All images from Dezeen Gardens by the Bay is an example of beautiful architecture in Singapore. Named World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in 2012, this tropical garden in Singapore is something no one has ever seen. Architects, engineers and landscape architects came together to create this amazing project which features eighteen tree-like towers and two "cooled conservatories" containing Mediterranean and tropical plants. The inside of the dome is controlled by a biomass boiler. In the Victorian era, there was something similar called Kew Gardens in London which brought tropical gardens to a colder climate. This is simply the opposite, explained architect Chris Wilkinson. This large development was actually done considering conservative energy practices. Biomass boiler powered by clippings from plants all over Singapore generates most of the energy needed to control the temperatures inside the conservatories. Bridges allow visitors to experience all levels of the garden. Visitors can walk around the gardens using bridges, which lead to a cafe on the top of the tallest tower. "It's designed to attract people of all ages and all nationalities as a leisure facility," says Wilkinson.