Greenroofs.com Project of the Week for April 2, 2018: HDB BLK 667B, Singapore

April 2, 2018 at 10:43 am

Greenroofs.com Project Week HDB BLK 667B Singapore

HDB BLK 667B
Punggol, Singapore
6,997 sf Greenroofs

Greenroofs.com Project Week HDB BLK 667B Singapore

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: April 2, 2018

Known for its credo “City in the Garden,” beautiful Singapore is an island nation where land is at a premium.  We’ve had the privilege to visit twice, in 2010 and 2015, and continue to be amazed at the sheer number of living roofs and walls on a wide variety of building typologies.

Since the great majority of Singaporeans live in highrises, the city-state’s public housing authority has greened as many multi-family structures as possible.  New ones are now designed with greenroofs, and when feasible, older facilities are refurbished with lightweight systems.

Greenroofs.com Project Week HDB BLK 667B Singapore

Mini Description & Details

Singapore has been actively greening its urban landscape for many years with sky gardens, living walls, and world-class gardens.  The Housing & Development Board (or HDB) is Singapore’s public housing authority and today, more than 80% of the population is living in HDB’s 1 million plus flats in 23 towns across the island.

Located in the northeast region of Singapore, Punggol was developed to be its first eco-town.

Greenroofs.com Project Week HDB BLK 667B Singapore

The HDB BLK 667B is a retrofit of three highrise residential blocks at the Punggol housing estate whose rooftop equipment and piping had been covered by a “second” roof of sorts.  Made of large concrete tiles, they were laid in shingled fashion, and the Town Council wanted to cover them with greenery to improve visual appeal and reduce interior temperature.

Because the only access to the 23rd floor rooftop was up one staircase from the elevator, plus the equipment obstacles, the project required a system that was light and clean to transport and easy and quick to install, with minimal maintenance in the long term.

Greenroofs.com Project Week HDB BLK 667B Singapore

Greenroofs.com Project Week HDB BLK 667B Singapore

Designed and installed by Xero Flor Singapore, the mineral wool-based XF309 Light buildup now covers the large concrete shingles.  Perfect for retrofits, the roll format soil-less system weighs only 33 kg/m2 (or 6.6 psf) when fully saturated, which is one of the lightest weight systems on the market.

Greenroofs.com Project Week HDB BLK 667B Singapore

Greenroofs.com Project Week HDB BLK 667B Singapore

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The pre-vegetated Xeroflor mats contain small low-profile tropical succulents including Sedum sarmentosum, three types of Portulaca, and Plectranthus prostratus.  Pre-grown in local nurseries to a minimum vegetation coverage of 80%, they provide an instant green effect with seasonal visual interests.  Shade cloth was used to cover the entire green roof initially to allow the plants to root firmly into the water retention fleece underneath.

The colorful lightweight Xeroflor/ Low & Bonar green roofs add greenery, lower the interior temperature, reduce reflective glare and create a pleasant view for the neighboring blocks.

Greenroofs.com Project Week HDB BLK 667B Singapore

Year: 2016
Owner:
Housing & Development Board (HDB)
Location:
Punggol, Singapore
Building Type:
Multi-Family Residential
Type:
Extensive
System:
Single Source Provider
Size:
6997 sq.ft.
Slope:
8%
Access:
Accessible, Private

Greenroofs.com Project Week HDB BLK 667B Singapore

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Green Roof Designer: Linus Wong, Xero Flor Singapore
Installation Team Leader: Anita Wong, Xero Flor Singapore
Architect: ADDP Architects LLP
Green Roof System: XF309, Xeroflor/ Low & Bonar
Green Roof Manufacturer: Xeroflor/ Low & Bonar

Greenroofs.com Project Week HDB BLK 667B Singapore

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Greenroofs.com Project Week HDB BLK 667B Singapore

Project of the Week Video Feature

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Greenroofs.com Project of the Week 4/02/18 video photo credits: Courtesy of Xero Flor Singapore; 1 bishan park panorama 2012.jpg By chensiyuan (Self-photographed) GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0, via Wikimedia Commons; Punggol Waterway Park 2013.jpg By Erwin Soo licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license, via Wikimedia Commons; Sedum sarmentosum 01.JPG By Dalgial, own work, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, via Wikimedia Commons; and © Linda S. Velazquez.

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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

Project of the Week Marina Barrage Singapore

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

Photo Source: Families for Life.

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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