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Greenwall Project of the Week for May 6, 2013: Institute of Technical Education HQ & College Central, Singapore

on June 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm under Project of the Week: 5/6/13

Institute of Technical Education HQ & College Central, Singapore

57,307 sf. Greenwalls

Project Description & Details

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is a post-secondary institution in Singapore that provides pre-employment training to secondary school leavers as well as continuing education and training to working adults. ITE has incorporated environmental sustainability as one of the key strategic programmes under the new ITE INNOVATE Plan 2010 – 2015, which aims at instilling greater awareness among its stakeholders, embracing green practices and developing new competencies for the green economy.

ITE made a bold statement to embrace Singapore’s transformation into a ‘City in a Garden’ with green walls up to 35 m (115 feet) high covering the facades of eight campus blocks, together totaling 5,324 sq m (57,307 sq ft), making it the largest vertical greenery installation at a single development in the world. The living walls on the six-storey façades were established using the Elmich VGM® Green Wall System, comprising Vertical Greening Modules (VGM®) containing a geotextile bag filled with EnviroMix® GW, a primarily inorganic soil-less lightweight planting media, anchored onto stainless steel pilasters. The green walls form visually appealing living barriers that protect the west-facing walls of the campus blocks from the intense tropical sun which can reach temperatures as high as 38.0 °C (100.4 °F) in equatorial Singapore.

Year: 2012
Owner: Institute of Technical Education
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Educational
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 57,307 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Green Wall System Provider: Elmich Pte Ltd
Designer and Manufacturer of VGM® Green Wall System: Elmich Pte Ltd
Landscape Contractor for the Green Walls: Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: Kajima Overseas Asia Pte Ltd
Architect: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

Click here to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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