18 Apr '12, 12pm

Huge Biomimetic 'Supertrees' Taking Root on Singapore's Waterfront (Video)

Huge Biomimetic 'Supertrees' Taking Root on Singapore's Waterfront (Video)

Vertical gardens are one effective way to enliven and maximize growing potential in cities, and we've seen them range in size from small, improvised projects to larger, official ones . As part of Singapore's masterplan to develop its Marina Bay area, these towering eighteen 'Supertrees' take vertical greenery a step further, integrating over 226,000 plants consisting of over 200 species with a host of other functions, like solar power and solar hot water generation, rainwater collection and acting as ventilation towers for the horticultural conservatories below. © Munshi Ahmed Jackerbie /CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Designed by UK-based landscape architecture firm Grant Associates and nearing completion, the Supertree structures are an integral part of the Gardens by the Bay project. It's the largest project of its kind being undertaken by the city, spanning 101 acres and comprising of...

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grist.org 23 Apr '12, 2pm

Singapore is in the middle of a project that looks like a Miyazaki movie come to life. The city’s 18 “supertrees ” do ever...