Gardens by the Bay

Winner of Award for

Arts or Entertainment Structures - 2013

Client Name

Dr Tan Wee Kiat, National Parks, Singapore


Marina South, Singapore

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. 

Judge's 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. 

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