24 Apr 2012
The botanical capital of the world
With a dozen of supertrees built in de centre, Singapore is becoming the (first) botanical capital of the world.
The Supertrees are built by the Gardens by the Bay project to develop Singapore’s Marina Bay. Within the garden the artificial gardens are with their incredible height an amazing sightseeing. In the top of one of the supertrees you will find a bistro and with bridges connecting the trees it is possible to walk at this enormous height. But they don’t serve just as decoration.
These vertical gardens are the environmental engines of Singapore. Within the trees there is room for at least 26.000 plants with over 200 species, and it doesn’t end here. Besides a clever use of space, something a fast-growing city should consider, the trees also collect rainwater. Furthermore, the trees have functions like absorbing and dispensing heat, solar water generation and generating energy from solar power to provide the garden with light.
Summarized, the garden is biomimetic, the imitator and persuader of nature. And it is open for tourist in June 2012.