The project combines the recreational components of a contemporary tropical park with the horticultural focus of a Botanic Garden and Bay South sets out to explore the cultural and ecological links between plant species and people and to display these in a variety of ways. At the centrepiece of the Gardens are two Cooled Conservatories, the Flower Dome containing a collection of plants from Mediterranean regions, and the Cloud Forest displaying plants from Tropical Montane regions. These cooled environments cover almost 20,000m2 in area and offer a unique indoor attraction for visitors whilst displaying plants from regions that would not survive in the outdoor tropical environment. The Conservatories provide a strong educational content based around the vulnerability of these plants to climate change and habitat loss.
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NParks/ PM Link Pte Ltd
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Urban/suburban green space
Winner, LI Awards 2013, Design for Large Scale Public
Gardens by the Bay, a development of a 54ha site in Marina Bay, Singapore, is a major public park and visitor attraction. Gardens by the Bay exemplifies the importance of well-planned and designed open space within the fabric of dense urban developments.
Grant Associates (Artas-ua.info Architect);
The relationship between plants and people is explored in the Heritage Gardens where the cultural ethnobotany of plants is set out in 4 gardens associated with the principal cultures of Singapore i.e. Malay, Chinese, Indian and Western.
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No. of plants in Flower Dome: Approximately 87,000 plants consisting of 400 species and varieties
59 Bird species