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Gardens by the Bay

Country:

Singapore

Client:

National Parks Board, Singapore

Architect:

CPG Consultants and Wilkinson Eyre

Awards:

MIPM Architectural Review Future Awards, 2009

Design and Engineering Safety Excellence Awards 2012 (Flower Dome)

World Architectural Festival (WAF) 2012

2014 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement – Botanical Garden

Spreading over 101 hectares, Gardens by the Bay is made up of three waterfront gardens – Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. The largest at 54 hectares, Bay South showcases the best of tropical horticulture and garden artistry while Bay East at 32 hectares boasts a promenade frontage that embroiders the Marina Reservoir.

The connector between Bay South and Bay East is known as Bay Central, and stands at 15 hectares with a three-kilometre waterfront promenade that allows for scenic walks stretching from the city centre to the east of Singapore. As the Civil and Structural Engineer, Meinhardt worked in collaboration with Atelier One (UK) to design the two Conservatories (Flower Dome and Cloud Forrest) and ancillary facilities, 18 Supertrees and devised a safe methodology for their construction. The team also undertook extensive analytical studies, including the study of the foundation system, with the use of some of the latest engineering software.