Project of the Week for July 25, 2016: Marina Barrage

July 25, 2016 at 11:14 am

Project of the Week Marina Barrage Singapore

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/25/16

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Marina Barrage
Singapore
140,700 sf. Greenroof

Project of the Week Description & Details

The Marina Barrage is a 350 meter-wide dam built at the confluence of five rivers across the Marina Channel to create Singapore’s first urban reservoir. The reservoir boosts Singapore’s water supply, alleviates flooding in low lying areas, and provides a new lifestyle attraction and venue for recreational activities. To exemplify Singapore’s commitment in environmental and water sustainability, the Barrage is designed with environmentally friendly principles in mind. Designed by Architects Team 3, features such as a massive roof garden, solar panels, and a rainwater collection system were incorporated. The green roof is accessible via a lift inside the main complex, or visitors can walk up through its beautifully arced looping pathway.

Project of the Week Marina Barrage Singapore

Visitors to the Marina Barrage are free to play, picnic or simply relax on the expansive recreational space provided by the green roof. Under the lush sloping green lawn and recreational space on the green roof lie 14,000 square meters of VersiCell drainage modules by Elmich, made from 100% recycled plastics. The sprinkler system on the rooftop is linked to sensors which detect water from rainfall. Marina Barrage says, “The grass and soil shield the building from the sun and reduces maximum surface temperature by 3° centigrade.” Double-glazed glass panels on the building also reduce heat and the 405 panels of the Solar Park atop the green roof generate about 50% of the daytime electricity needed for indoor lighting and power points at the Barrage. The green roof commands a panoramic view of Singapore’s cityscape to one side of the magnificent Marina Bay Sands, the adjacent Gardens by the Bay and its magnificent Cloud Forest conservatory, and the Singapore Flyer. It also affords an unobstructed view of the harbor and amazing views of the South China Sea on the other. Marina Barrage is truly a showpiece of environmental sustainability and a beautiful multi-purpose attraction.

Project of the Week Marina Barrage Singapore

Year: 2008
Owner: PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 140700 sq.ft.
Slope: 8%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Architects Team 3 Pte Ltd, Singapore
Landscape Contract Owner: Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd
Green Roof Specialist: Elmich Pte Ltd
Designer and Manufacturer of VersiCell sub-soil drainage modules: Elmich Pte Ltd
Structural and Buildings Services: SKM Singapore
Main Contractor: Koh Brothers Building & Civil Engineering

Project of the Week Marina Barrage Singapore

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Project of the Week Marina Barrage Singapore

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Project of the Week Marina Barrage Singapore

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Project of the Week for May 2, 2016: Gardens by the Bay, Cloud Forest Conservatory’s Cloud Mountain

May 2, 2016 at 1:56 pm

Project of the Week Gardens by the Bay Cloud Mountain

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 5/02/16

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Gardens by the Bay, Cloud Forest Conservatory’s Cloud Mountain
Singapore
43,056 sf. Greenwall (Approximate)

Project of the Week Description & Details

The 101-hectare, multi-award-winning Gardens by the Bay brings to life the National Parks Board Singapore’s vision of creating a City in a Garden. Consisting of three waterfront gardens, Bay South Garden is the largest at 54 hectares or 130 acres, designed by Grant Associates as masterplanners. Located along the edge of Marina Reservoir offering breathtaking views of Marina Bay, the two cooled conservatories are the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. Designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, they are home to over 250,000 species of plants. The two giant columnless, carbon-positive glasshouses collect rainwater from the surface which is circulated in the cooling system and connected to the Supertrees, then vent the hot air and also cool the circulated water.

Project of the Week Gardens by the Bay Cloud Mountain

Higher than the Flower Dome, the Cloud Forest is slightly smaller at .8 hectares. The gigantic biodome recreates the environment and climate of a 7-story high mountaintop forest, replicating the cool moist conditions found in tropical highland regions between 1,000 metres and 3,000 metres above sea level. Developed with a proprietary Organic Wall System from Tropical Environment to simulate a ‘living skin’ of a natural mountain, the Cloud Mountain in the Cloud Forest Conservatory is densely planted with epiphytic plants, including species and varieties of orchids, ferns, bromeliads, begonias, anthuriums, and pitcher plants. All levels offer a different horticultural experience: At the entrance visitors receive a cool blast of air, and see the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, at 35 metres high. Take the lift to the top to the Lost World to discover the unique biodiversity and geology of cloud forests, and then descend through the 122-metre long Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk. Half way down, the Crystal Mountain Cave features a variety of stalactites, stalagmites and hollowed-out crystals. At ground level, the Secret Garden and Foothills overflow with luscious foliage, where art is intermixed within the ponds and plantings. Before exiting, enter Earth Check and see the “+5 Degrees” video, showing the effect that a 5° C or 9° F increase in temperature is expected to have on similar mountain-top environments due to climate change.

Project of the Week Gardens by the Bay Cloud Mountain

Year: 2012
Owner: Gardens by the Bay
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Park
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 43,056 sf. sq.ft. (approximate)
Slope: 70-85%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week Gardens by the Bay Cloud Mountain

Project of the Week Gardens by the Bay Cloud Mountain

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Bay South Garden Masterplan, Lead Design & Landscape Architect: Grant Associates
Cooled Conservatories Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Structural Engineer: Atelier One
Environmental Specialist: Atelier Ten
Mountain Skin/Green Wall: Organic Wall System, Tropical Environment Pte Ltd
Mountain Skin/Green Wall Design/Build: Tropical Environment
Irrigation and Plant Installation: Tropical Environment
Conservatory Glass Panel Facade Engineering: ARUP

Project of the Week Gardens by the Bay Cloud Mountain

Project of the Week Gardens by the Bay Cloud Mountain

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Project of the Week Gardens by the Bay Cloud Mountain

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Project of the Week for February 22, 2016: Gardens by the Bay Far East Organization Children’s Garden

February 22, 2016 at 1:32 pm

By Linda S. Velazquez
Greenroofs.com Publisher

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 2/22/16

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Gardens by the Bay Far East Organization Children’s Garden
Singapore
2,487 sf. Greenroofs

Project of the Week Gardens by the Bay Children’s Garden

Project of the Week Description & Details

Designed by Grant Associates as masterplanners of the multi award-winning 54-hectare Bay South Garden, the underlying concept of Gardens by the Bay are the principles of environmental sustainability, bringing to life the National Parks Board Singapore’s vision of creating a City in a Garden. Opened in 2012, the project has been acclaimed worldwide for its remarkable blend of nature, technology, environmental management and imagination, and is a showcase of horticulture and garden artistry that brings the world of plants to Singapore and presents Singapore to the World.

Project of the Week Gardens by the Bay Children’s Garden

Situated along the waterfront, the Gardens by the Bay Far East Organization Children’s Garden was completed in 2015, also designed by Grant Associates along with Gardens by the Bay landscape consultants. The one-hectare mix of play area offers experiences for all ages, including water play, rainforest tree houses, ridge top adventure trails, topiary pergola arches, and the Shade and Outdoor Amphitheatre – all in a special garden setting overlooking the Marina Reservoir. Covering various rooftops here are several greenroofs with a variety of tropical plants. The lush greenery which spans across the Garden’s roofs is enabled by the Elmich Lightweight Green Roof System. This system incorporates a revolutionary new medium, EnviroMix® PB, which was combined with a regular soil layer on top to form an ultra-lightweight growing media for plants. Andrew Grant, director, of Grant Associates says, “The Far East Organization Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay creates play opportunities that are not found elsewhere in Singapore that connect children to nature via technology, art and horticulture.” The Children’s Garden is just one part of the spectacular Gardens by the Bay, created as a beautiful, sustainable, and green legacy for future generations to enjoy.

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Project of the Week Gardens by the Bay Children’s Garden

Project of the Week Gardens by the Bay Children’s Garden

Year: 2015
Owner:
Gardens by the Bay
Location:
Singapore
Building Type:
Multi-Use
Type:
Commercial
System:
Single-Source Provider
Size:
2,487 sq.ft.
Slope:
2-4%
Access:
Inaccessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week Gardens by the Bay Children’s Garden

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Design and Landscape Architect: Grant Associates
Landscape Consultant: Gardens by the Bay
Main Contractor: Swee Hong
Greenroof System: Elmich Lightweight Green Roof System
Landscape Contractor: Tropic Planners & Landscape Pte Ltd
Green Roof Specialist: Elmich Pte Ltd
Growing Media: EnviroMix® PB, Elmich Pte Ltd
Distributor & Supplier of EnviroMix® PB: Elmich Pte Ltd
Project Manager: PMLink
Quantity Surveyor: Langdon & Seah Singapore Pte Ltd
Lighting Consultants: LPA Inc.
Irrigation Consultants: WET Pte Ltd
Play Equipment: Play Point Singapore Pte Ltd
Treehouses: Carve
Original Concepts for Water Play: Howeler & Yoon
Water Play: CT-Art Creation Pte Ltd
Topiaries Contractor: Candy Floriculture Pte Ltd

Project of the Week Gardens by the Bay Children’s Garden

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Video & Project of the Week for November 2, 2015: Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort SkyPark®

November 4, 2015 at 7:00 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 11/2/15

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Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort SkyPark®
Singapore
133,472 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Designed by internationally renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the 929,000 square meter (10 million square-foot) Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort urban district anchors the Singapore waterfront, creates a gateway to Singapore, and provides a dynamic setting for a vibrant public life. The world’s most expensive casino hotel, the 55-floor Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort consists of three towers standing 650 feet high. Its crowning engineering achievement is the Sands SkyPark® which tops the complex with a 340-metre-long (1,120 ft) SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150-metre (490 ft) infinity swimming pool, set on top of the world’s largest public cantilevered platform, which overhangs the north tower by 67 metres (220 ft). Engineering firm Arup described the integration of the varied and advanced technologies as the ‘most difficult to carry out in the whole world.’

Located on level 57, the lush greenroof oasis features 250 trees and 650 plants, a large observation deck, jogging paths, and the amazing infinity swimming pool, available to enter only to guests. There are four movement joints beneath the main pools, designed to help them withstand the natural motion of the towers, and each joint has a unique range of motion. This 1.2 hectare (3 acre) tropical oasis is longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall and large enough to park four-and-a-half A380 jumbo jets. Guests and visitors can experience fine dining or have a drink 57 stories above on the breathtaking Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort SkyPark® or take in the stunning city skyline from the public observation deck with the best 360-degree panoramic views. From Marina South Pier all the way out to the Singapore Strait, visitors can observe the bustling shipping lanes that have built Singapore?s rich multicultural history as well as attractions such as the Singapore Flyer, Marina Barrage, and Gardens by the Bay. At night, the skyline is simply spectacular.

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Year: 2010
Owner: Marina Bay Sands Pte. Ltd. (A subsidiary of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation)
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Multi-Use
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 133,472 sq. ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Design Architect: Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects
Executive Architect: Aedas, Pte, Ltd.
Structural Engineers: Arup
MEP Engineers (Design): R.G. Vanderweil, LLP
MEP Engineers (Production): Parsons Brinckerhoff
Landscape Architect (Design): Peter Walker & Partners (PWP Landscape Architecture)
Landscape Architect (Production): Peridian International Inc
Lighting Consultants: Project Lighting Design
Water Features: Howard Fields Assoc. International
Casino Design: Moshe Safdie with The Rockwell Group
Theater Consultants: Fisher Dachs Associates
Graphics, Signage and Wayfinding: Pentagram
Feng Shui Consultants: Chong Swan Lek and Louisa Ong-Lee
Construction Manager & General Contractor: Ssangyong Engineering and Construction
Landscape Contractor: Prince’s Landscape & Construction

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