Architecture, landscaping

The new spectacular botanical garden in Singapore

supertrees steel structures

The new spectacular botanical garden in Singapore – Bay South Garden

In collaboration with the British team Wilkinson Eyre Architects

with civil engineers Grant Associates and environmental engineers Atelier One.

Singapore is home to many spectacular architectural and horticultural attractions. One of the most spectacular of these is the new and breathtaking one Botanical Garden – Bay South. The futuristic approach to garden design is a pioneer in combining and achieving a spectacular unity between natural and architectural elements. Built on reclaimed land, this fabulous and sustainable horticultural project extends over a massive 54 h. The amazing one Botanic Garden consists of three planned green areas – Cloud Forest, Flower Dome and the vertical gardens, called “Supertrees”. The total area of ​​the recreation park is 100 hectares and more.

The spectacular botanical garden in Singapore – sustainable horticulture

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The dominant architectural features of this ambitious sustainable horticultural project are the huge and sculptural glass and steel structures. These maintain massive winter gardens that mimic the complex climates and flora of the Mediterranean and cloud forest regions. Cloud Forest brings fabulous biodiversity to the tropical urban climate of Singapore.

artificial waterfalls


These are no ordinary winter gardens. They are home to fabulous waterfalls and breathtaking levels of vertical planting and ever-blooming meadows. This really is a world in the world that has built up the natural life of the urban area. Tall bridges and walkways give visitors the opportunity to explore the awe inspiring surroundings above the canopy.

artificial waterfalls


This project has sustainability in its heart. The sweeping curves of the winter garden were created to facilitate the most innovative methods of passive air conditioning. This includes climate-neutral cooling and computer-controlled light and shadow modifications. The systems are based on ecologically sustainable functions such as solar cells to use solar energy for lighting and a cooling function.

The new spectacular botanical garden in Singapore combines form and function

Gardens-by-the-Bay gigantic winter garden

To the south of the winter gardens are the fantastic, huge steel structures of the ‘Supertrees’, which rise majestically over the bay. These rise up to 50 meters and are exotic artificially planted. These futuristic sculptural trees offer tantalizing areas of shade and are admired not only for their spectacular aesthetics, but also for their very practical purposes. They are important for the continuation of the sustainable horticultural project, with which they collect solar energy and vent excess heat away from the entire recreation park.

 Night lighting


Paul Baker, director of Wilkinson Eyre Architects, explains how the shapes and materials of the botanical gardens are directly related to the magnificent modern Singapore cityscape, while the living exotic plants are more closely related to the natural surroundings of the bay. Therefore, these buildings combine these two remarkable but contrasting living spaces in one concept.

 Super trees


The new spectacular botanical garden South Bay Garden only opened on June 29, 2012. The elaborate plans that led to the realization of this sustainable horticultural art are sure to change the lives of Singapore residents and also transform the experience of visitors to the city.

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