The latest architectural feat in the horticulture realm and, quite frankly, the architectural realm itself, has completed its first phase and will open its doors to the public with a celebratory event this month in Singapore.
The edu-tainment center encompasses dozens of species of plant life in the Bay South phase alone, with two additional phases (called “Bay East” and “Bay Central”) planned for future completion.
Thanks to a British design team comprised of multiple firms, Gardens by the Bay now reaches up to 50 meters skyward, spanning 54 hectares of land and including a cooled flower dome conservatory; an interconnected series of Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Colonial-themed gardens hearkening back to Singapore’s early heritage; three “supertree” scaffolding structures covered in gold and yellow bromeliads, and more.
With two lakes, one of which will be accessible in the center’s first phase, the underwater and lakeside ecosystem offers educational opportunities with regard to water purity and sustainability practices.
Prior to opening, Gardens by the Bay hosted the 2011 World Orchid Conference and will likely be the home of many future botanical occasions. It officially opens its doors for visitors on June 29.
Photo credits: Gardens by the Bay