Gardens by the Bay

JA+U : Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay, Bay South, was officially open to the public on 29 Jun 2012. Bay South Garden is not only a showcase of garden artistry. It has harnessed sustainable building technology in its development, and is an educational public amenity. A horticulture-themed leisure destination with a myriad of colors, it offers a vibrant oasis showcasing floral displays and celebrating city living.

JA+U : Gardens by the Bay
Each element in the garden has multiple functions that respond to environmental, technological, and cultural needs.

JA+U : Gardens by the Bay
A concerted effort was made to plan and design sustainable energy and water cycles. The two arched conservatories, and the “Supertrees” – showcasing vertical greenery– work collectively to form a  self-cooling system. In addition, the lake system, enveloping the Gardens’ periphery, is ecologically integrated with the adjacent Marina Reservoir. A living system, it incorporates important natural processes and functions. Water run-off from the Gardens is captured by the lake system and cleansed by aquatic plants before being discharged into the reservoir. Naturally treated water from the lake system also supplies the Gardens' built-in irrigation system.

JA+U : Gardens by the Bay
Green waste from the Garden’s is used as fertilizer or burned to generate electricity to cool the conservatories.

JA+U : Gardens by the Bay
Exhaust gases emitted when burning the biowaste is exhausted through the Supertrees, which also vent hot air from the conservatories.

JA+U : Gardens by the Bay

JA+U : Gardens by the Bay
The trunks of the Supertrees will eventually be covered with lush vegetation.

JA+U : Gardens by the Bay
An elevated walkway is suspended amongst 2 of the Supertrees, offering dramatic views of the city.