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Contemporary Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Grant Associates UK-based landscape architects have designed Gardens by the Bay, a dramatic leisure destination in Singapore.

The landscaped gardens have welcomed over one million visitors in its first two months including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Now the scheme has been shortlisted for two World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards.

The project is an integral part of Singapore’s “City in a Garden” vision, designed to raise the profile of the city globally whilst showcasing the best of horticulture and garden artistry.

At 101 hectares, the luxury Singapore gardens will eventually be one of the largest gardens of its kind in the world comprising Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. Grant Associates was responsible for master planning the first and largest of the three planned gardens, Bay South, which stretches over 54 hectares and  opened in June 2012. Bay East and Bay Central are yet to be completed.

A remarkable blend of nature, technology, environmental management and imagination, highlights of Bay South include 18 Supertrees (25-50 metre vertical gardens that light up at night) and two giant Cooled Conservatories, designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, housing Mediterranean and Tropical climate plants.  The project also includes a rich variety of Horticultural Gardens, designed around the themes ‘Plants and People’ and ‘Plants and Planet’.

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October 16, 2012 | Singapore Singapore City Travel | View comments

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