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Gardens by the Bay

Structural Designer: Atelier One; Meinhardt Infrastructure


Marina South, Singapore

Client Name

Dr Tan Wee Kiat, National Parks, Singapore


Grant Associates; Wilkinson Eyre

M&E Engineer

Atelier Ten; CPG Corporation

Principal Contractors

Woh Hup; EXPAND Construction

Other Sub Contractors

YYK; Yongnam Engineering & Construction; TTJ

Images: © Craig Sheppard - courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre, Darren Chin - courtesy of Grant Associates, Jordan Tan
The Gardens by the Bay is already an important attraction on the water’s edge of Singapore. The gardens include two magnificent cooled conservatories, a small forest of “super-trees” and an aerial walkway, all of which exemplify innovative structural engineering. The whole complex is underpinned by a commitment to energy conservation and the enhancement of nature.
The conservatories have an usual structure where an arch provides a spine to support a series of tensioned ribs – a highly original approach. The super-trees are sculptural objects in their own right but provide a really intriguing combination of engineering and aesthetic role – as solar collectors, chimneys, steam exhaust outlets and shade devices. 

Judges’ comment:

The engineers have clearly applied innovative thinking to achieve a series of structures that are original and visually striking. This is a project full of ideas and truly sustainable achievements. 

The Structural Awards 2013 Winners

We are delighted to announce the The Structural Awards 2013 Winners. There are 12 Category winners, with 6 Commendations, plus the coveted Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence.

To take a look at the categories and find out more information about each of the projects, go to the Winners Page.

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The Structural Awards 2013 were held at The Brewery, London, on Friday 15 November. The evening was a great success, drawing nearly 400 of the industry's most innovative engineers and companies.

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