Launch Slideshow

Bay South Garden slideshow

Bay South Garden slideshow

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    © Grant Associates | Robert Such

    Aerial view of the 54-hectare Bay South Garden (part of the Gardens by the Bay project) in Singapore.

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    © Craig Sheppard

    View from the bay toward the Bay South Gardens.

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    © Darren Soh

    Flower Garden façade.

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    © Craig Sheppard

    Interior of Flower Dome looking toward Baobabs

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    © Darren Soh

    Interior with solar shading deployed.

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    © Craig Sheppard

    View of Bay South Gardens at night.

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    © Wilkinson Eyre Architects

    Site plan showing the two domes of the Bay South Gardens.

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    © Grant Associates

    Diagrammatic section of Cloud Forest Dome.

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    © Grant Associates

    Diagrammatic section of Flower Dome.

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    © Grant Associates

    Diagrammatic site section showing sustainable features.

Wilkinson Eyre Architects has completed the Bay South Garden in Marina Bay, Singapore. The Bay South Garden is the first of the three parts of the government of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay project, for which Wilkinson Eyre collaborated with Grant Associates to provide the winning entry in a 2006 competition for this parcel. The Bay South Garden features two steel-and-glass conservatories with distinct climates engineered by Atelier Ten: the Flower Dome—1.28 hectares (3.16 acres) of cool/dry climate—and the Cloud Forest—0.73 hectares (1.80 acres) of cool/moist climate. These conservatories vaunt sustainable attributes such as carbon-neutral cooling and a computer-controlled shading system. The façades use low-E glazing to maximize light transmission and minimize solar heat gain, with the fabric shading system controlling light levels on sunny days. Also providing energy for the site are a grove of Grant Associate–designed ‘‘Supertrees’’ that shade the site, exhaust heat from the conservatory buildings, and collect solar energy in their photovoltaic canopies.