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 Greenroofs.com’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.

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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.

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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 Greenroofs.com 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 greenroofs.tv 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

Video & Project of the Week for July 28, 2014: Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media

July 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/28/14

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Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
School of Art, Design and Media (ADM)
Singapore
107,639 sf Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Located on the southwestern outskirts of Singapore on the 200-hectare Yunnan Garden campus, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has earned itself a reputation as one of the leading science, technology and research universities in the world. The iconic 215,000-square-foot School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) is the island nation’s first professional art school, and the refurbished ADM Gallery is a unique, high-tech creative space that hosts exciting contemporary art exhibitions by artists from Singapore, Southeast Asia, and beyond.

Designed by CPG Consultants, the ADM varies from 2-5 stories and the key feature of the building design is the green roof that slopes almost at a 45-degree angle. Formed by two sloping, tapering arcs that interlock with a third, smaller arc, the roof of the ADM was cast in heavily ribbed, reinforced concrete. The sunken, almond shaped courtyard is formed by the space in between the building’s two main arms and is beautifully reflected from the interior high performance, double glazed glass curtain wall facades. Accentuated by fountains and a floating performance platform, a reflecting pond adds to the communal ambiance while helping to cool the center space. The roof turf consists of a combination of two grasses, Zoysia matrella and Ophiopogon, irrigated via a rainwater collection system with rain sensors. The curving roofs are accessible by stairs along the edges, although only one of the six portions of green roof is best for seating due to lower slopes. In 2011 NTU received the Green Mark Platinum Award from the Singapore Building and Construction Authority for the eco-friendly building.

Year: 2006
Owner: Nanyang Technological University
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Educational
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 107,639 sq.ft.
Grade: 60%
Access:
Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Developer: Nanyang Technological University
Civil & Structural Engineer: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Waterproofing Specialist: Elmich Pte Ltd & Lee Construction Pte Ltd
Waterproofing Materials: alwitra GmbH & Co
General Contractor: Teambuild Construction Pte Ltd

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New!  Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media Project of the Week Video below or see it on our greenroofs.TV on YouTube:

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~ Linda V.

Video & Project of the Week for April 28, 2014: SOLARIS, Fusionopolis (Phase 2B)

May 3, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 4/28/14

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SOLARIS, Fusionopolis (Phase 2B)
Singapore
32,152 sf Greenroofs
3,272 sf Atrium Planter Boxes
44,293 sf Green Ramp
1,765 sf Greenwalls

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Project Description & Details

SOLARIS is a 15 story office building located in the Fusionopolis hub in central Singapore’s One-North Business Park, an area dedicated to research and development in technology, media, physical sciences & engineering industries. Since the site was originally a military base, most of the original ecological system had been destroyed. The architect’s response was to conserve what little greenery there was by building on areas which would cause the least ecological damage, helping to improve the site’s biodiversity simply through the positioning of the building.

SOLARIS is comprised of two towers connected with a passively-ventilated central atrium. Office floors are linked by a series of sky terraces which span the atrium at upper floors. The architect designed over 8,000 square meters of landscaping, a total more than the area of building. The “eco-building” replaced the original site with a ratio of 108% of landscape to site area. The “green ramp” at SOLARIS is a 1.5 kilometer linear, continuous landscape ramp that was built to connect the ground level to the upper levels of the building, linking the basement Eco-cell with a cascading sequence of roof gardens at the highest levels. The building has accomplished a 36% reduction in overall energy consumption by integrating fully landscaped areas directly into the facade of the building. A dramatic vision of the possibilities inherent in Skyrise greenery design, 95% of the project’s total landscaped area is above ground level.

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Make sure you read much more about this project in Greenroofs.com’s April 2014 Guest Feature Article, “SOLARIS at Fusionopolis (Phase 2B): From Military Base to Bioclimatic Eco-Architecture” by T. R. Hamzah & Yeang.

Year: 2010
Owner: SoilBuild Group Holdings
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 84,777 sq.ft.
Grade: 7%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect of Design: T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd.
Architect of Record: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Structural Engineer: Arup Singapore Pte Ltd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: PEB Consultants
Facade Consultant: Aurecon Singapore ( Pte.) Ltd.
Sustainability Consultant: Aurecon Singapore ( Pte.) Ltd.
Photographer: Albert Lim

New!  Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the SOLARIS, Fusionopolis (Phase 2B) Project of the Week Video below or see it on our on greenroofs.TV on YouTube:

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

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.

Greenroof & Greenwall Project of the Week for February 24, 2014: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

February 25, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 2/24/14

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Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH)
Singapore

60,000 sq. ft
* Greenroofs, Greenwalls & Planter Boxes

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Project Description & Details

LEAF-Certified, the lush Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) is a 590-bed multi-award winning general and acute care hospital located on a 3.4-hectare site at Yishun in Singapore. Every opportunity has been maximized for the creation of therapeutic green spaces. KTPH has landscape footprints at every floor to ensure patients and staff is constantly treated to garden views from different angles, and to provide for a calming surrounding that soothes and rejuvenates.

Designed with 3 building blocks overlooking a central courtyard, they are adjacent to 8 roof gardens, 5 levels of corridor planters, 81 balconies’ planter boxes, and vertical gardens. Over 70% of the plants are indigenous, including many rare endangered species. Each roof garden portrays interesting themes to keep them engaging and educational, for example, the organic rooftop farm has over 130 fruit trees and vegetable plots with over 50 varieties of edibles and others cater to specific patient needs such as Geriatric and Dementia. Volunteers from the community contribute actively in the conservation efforts and produce bounty crops.

* The total area greened for this Khoo Teck Puat Hospital project profile is estimated.  If you can assist, please email us at: projects@greenroofs.com. 

Year: 2010
Owner: Ministry of Health/Alexandra Health Pte Ltd
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Healthcare
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 60,000 sq.ft.*
Grade: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Landscape Architect: Peridian Asia Pte Ltd
Landscape Contract Manager: Tropical Environment Pte Ltd
General Contractor: Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co Ltd
Design Consultant: RMJM Hillier
Project Manager: PM Link Pte Ltd

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

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~ Linda V.