Singapore has green buildings that every landscaper should know
When it comes to sustainable green buildings, Singapore impresses in all aspects, be it in creativity, in the high use of sustainable elements or in grandeur. The gardens, roofs and green walls are real open air shows.
It is not surprising that Singapore was considered the greenest city in Asia in 2011, according to the 'Asian Green City Index' survey commissioned by Siemens and carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The study analyzed the objectives and achievements in relation to environmental and climate protection in 22 Asian cities. The country stood out for its ambitious environmental goals and for its efficient methods to achieve them. One more interesting thing highlighted in this research is that the government constantly partners with the private sector to carry out sustainable projects.
Sustainability is one of the most important issues for the country located in Asia, which explains its international prominence related to environmental and climate issues.
Singapore is one of the richest countries in the world, one of the safest and with a great quality of life. But it is because of the green present in the country that every landscaper has almost an obligation to know him. And if you still have any questions, let's let the images convince you.
7 Sustainable green buildings in Singapore
1. Nanyang School of Art, Design & Media
Project: CPG Consultants
The two roofs of the 5-story building of the School of Art, Design and Communication of the Nanyang Technological University have a 45º tilt angle and are covered only by grass. As you can see in the image, the green of the building located in Nanyang matches perfectly with the nature around it.
2. Hotel Parkroyal
Project: Woha Office
The green present throughout the city is what this building portrays in a way. The skyscraper surprises not only for its height or sophistication, but for the nature that is part of it. The hanging gardens are composed of small trees, palm trees, vines and many other species of plants. The 15,000 m² of green has earned the hotel some awards, such as the "Singapore Green Mark Platinum" and "Solar Pioneer".
3. Heartbeat @ Bedok
Located in Bedok, the 7-storey building has its aesthetics highlighted by architecture, design and landscaping. The building was designed to offer leisure and well-being to residents of the region. Because it houses a community club, public library, polyclinic, sports center and soon an elderly care center.
4. Sky Garden House
Project: Guz Architects Office
This 4 storey house located on the island of Sentosa is the dream of many landscapers. The Sky Garden House has green facilities on all floors, but the roof is what draws the most attention.
5. Oasia Hotel Downtown
Project: Woha Office
The 27-story building located in Tanjong Pagar surprises by the combination of the red aluminum mesh lining and the 21 species of creepers used in the project.
6. Institute of Technical Education College Central
Project: Elmich VGM Green Wall
There are 7 floors covered by a huge vertical garden composed of more than 30 different species of plants. The building also has an internal vertical garden and green roofs in some points of the roof, providing students of the institute with direct contact with elements of nature in the learning environment.
7. Gardens by the Bay
Project: Grant Associates e WilkinsonEyre
The garden complex, which is one of the most extraordinary in the world, could not be missing from this list. The design, architecture and technology of the gardens are more than modern, they are futuristic. Gardens by the Bay consists of 3 gardens that occupy approximately 101 hectares with 2 air-conditioned conservation greenhouses measuring 20,000 m², according to information from the Wilkinson Eyre website.
Thinking about sustainability, which is an extremely serious issue in the country, almost all construction makes efficient use of natural resources. According to information from the Grant Associates website, the garden complex has won 16 awards, including The Landscape Institute Awards 2013. It really takes one article by Gardens by the Bay to explore everything you can find when visiting this fascinating place.
These are some sustainable green buildings in Singapore, they have a lot more to explore. But we warn you now, a landscaper visiting that country is at risk of not wanting to return. And if the plan is to extend your stay, already take some landscaping courses and guarantee your place in one of the offices above.
By: Camila Torres
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