Watch “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort” by Jaron Lubin from Our Virtual Summit 2013

December 16, 2014 at 3:06 pm

In anticipation of’s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit on April 6 through May 31 – and in order to familiarize you with the event – we are now making the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 videos publicly available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube to all free of charge.

Today we have the pleasure to air the Individual Video “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort” by Jaron Lubin, principal of Safdie Architects.  Aramis and I greatly enjoyed hearing him speak in Singapore about his company’s engagement with this awesome and amazing project back in November, 2010, when Jaron and I both spoke there at the International Skyrise Greenery Conference.  To say the Marina Bay Sands is a spectacular feat of engineering – not to mention gorgeous in every way, is simply an understatement!  We visited it as part of our tour and the views were spectacular – inside and out – on top, and all across Singapore.


The world’s most expensive standalone casino hotel at a cost of $8 billion Singapore dollars, the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort measures 650 ft high with 55 floors. Crowning the amazing structure is the magnificent SkyPark, a 12,400 m2 greenroof that cantilevers 67 meters over the edge which includes gardens, restaurants and bars, and a 50-meter infinity edge swimming pool.


Jaron will present “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort,” recorded in November 2012 in Bangalore, India at The INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONFERENCE organized by the Indian Green Infrastructure Network (IGIN).

Here’s more:

JaronLubinSomerville, MA, USA. Jaron Lubin joined Safdie Architects in 2004, and became Principal in 2012.  (As of early 2013) He is currently developing a proposal for the national Arts Museum of Beijing, as well as serving as project designer for a new condominium complex in Bashan, Singapore.  Previously, he led the competition-winning design effort for the Marina Bay Sands project, and then relocated to Singapore to oversee the work there, most notable as resident design architect for the SkyPark.

Marina Bay Sands is a world-class luxury casino and hotel in Singapore capped by the 340m-long greenroofed SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150m infinity swimming pool.  Set on top of the world’s largest public cantilevered platform, it overhangs the north tower by 67m.” ~ VS2013

Watch the “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort” by Jaron Lubin below or see it specifically on its own channel, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013:

Our second foray in the world of virtual conferences, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, was very successful at bringing together people from around the world to learn, discuss, and network in our field of living architecture.  This time partnering with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), between and WGIN we produced 36 videos involving 59 esteemed international speakers, specifically: 22 Individual Presenters, including 5 Keynotes; 5 Panel Sessions; and 9 Collaborative Presentations.

Watch these other VS2013 videos released so far:

Phyto Kinetic: Gardens in Movement Video by Marc Grañén.

Profiles of Women Business Leaders Greening the Way Collaborative Video with Barbara Deutsch; Lexie Hain and Marguerite Wells; Vanessa Keitges; and Joy Schmidt.

Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices Panel Session Video with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck, and James Sable

Reflections of a Green Roof Campaigner and Visions of the Future Keynote Video by Dusty Gedge.

Urban Green in Australia Video by Matt Dillon.

2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + Look into 2013 Collaborative Video with Linda S. Velazquez and Haven Kiers.

We hope you will join us in watching all of these as we present them!

Happy watching,

~ Linda V.

Also see these videos below in various languages on our exclusive Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 playlist:

Virtual Summit 2013 Highlights Video

Virtual Summit 2013 Trailer

VS2013 Linda Velazquez Promo

VS2013 Steven Peck Promo

VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish

VS2013 Matt Dillon Promo

VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German

VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French

VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean

VS2013 Dorthe Romo Promo

VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese

VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish

The INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONFERENCE in India is Next Week on November 26 – 28, 2012

November 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Are you going to lovely Bengaluru – also known as Bangalore – to attend The INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONFERENCE on November 26 – 28, 2012, in India?

Held at the Sheraton Bengaluru, the theme is RE-THINK SUSTAINABILITY in this established global business hub.

Presented by the Indian Green Infrastructure Network (IGIN), the conference promises to offer extraordinary insights and opportunities into the region where water quality issues demand re-thinking of our built environment.

The Conference will have presentations on the best green sustainable projects, futuristic design concepts, best practices in green technology, green city planning and interactive workshops.

Vidhana Soudha, seat of the state government in the heart of Bangalore.

The International Green Conference endeavors to empower attendees with the latest technologies, developments and offer plausible solutions for important environmental issues.

The organizers hope to recognize the contribution of people who have contributed towards Greening India as well as projects from neighboring countries.

Focus Areas

“¢ Move forward to a cleaner, greener and more prosperous economy
“¢ Promote, preserve, and build coalitions that create and preserve our environmental future
“¢ Showcase the best and most innovative ideas and strategies that can be utilized in green urban planning.

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens

Fun Facts about Bangalore:

“¢ It was founded in the 2nd Century and still has the same infrastructure drainage & sanitary systems – the oldest in the world
“¢ has the highest number of public sectors and government organizations in India
“¢ is considered the fashion capital of the East comparable to Paris
“¢ was the first city in India to receive electricity
“¢ is considered an antipode of Boston, in terms of IT
“¢ has produced the highest number of professionals in USA – almost 60% of Indian population abroad is from Bangalore
“¢ Lalbagh Botanical Gardens is credited to have one of the most diverse man-made collections of flora (read more!)

In case you haven’t yet, make sure to read The Indian Green Infrastructure Network Invites You to Bangalore in November! by Hema Kumar, Founder of the Indian Green Infrastructure Network.

Hopefully I’ll see you in historic and exotic Bangalore next week!

~ Linda V.