The designs for Bay South have just been released – it’s a massive botanical preserve, which also features the tall solar trees which were also announced recently. So far, this appears to be Singapore’s largest gardening project, and it’s being met with great anticipation.
The project was initiated by Grant Associates, and the garden will be positioned next to the Marina Bay resort. It will span a total of 101 hectares and will feature some magnificent green grass. The garden will also hold two botanical biospheres and a few tree-like constructions which will also be used as vertical gardens.
The garden’s design has already won the country’s national design competition, and it’s very exciting to see the project unfold. There will be two main biomes, a “cool moist” one which will feature plants from the Cloud Forest, and a “cool dry” one which will have plants from Mediterranean environments.
What’s probably most noticeable about this project, however, are the tree structures, which will collect rainwater and solar energy, and use it to maintain the gardens hanging from them.
[ Via Inhabitat ]