During a major rebuild in Singapore, as well as the construction of a new center in Marina Bay, amazing gardens were created — a futuristic park with many bridges, parks, strangely shaped plants and very unusual trees
This place immediately received the name “gardening paradise” and comparison with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the most prominent sights here are two huge domes. Rare tropical plants and trees grow under one of them, and all kinds of flowers grow under the other. The massive artificial supertrees that you can see in almost all images also stand out.
The biome domes are the equivalent of about 4 football fields in size and, when completed, will be home to 220,000 plants from virtually every continent on our planet. An interesting feature of the flower dome is that horticultural waste powers a massive steam turbine that generates electricity. This electricity is enough to completely power the entire dome, as well as to control the climate and atmosphere inside. These two domes will be the only places in the park where you will have to pay an entrance fee. Throughout the rest of the vast territory of the gardens of the future, you can walk absolutely free
As for artificial supertrees, you can see them in more detail in the photographs. The opening of this park is planned in the near future, on June 29, 2012
Here are quick details and interesting facts about Gardens by the Bay in Singapore:
1. A total of 18 supertrees will be located here, ranging in height from 25 to 50 meters
2. Bridges 128 meters long and 22 meters high will connect the taller supertrees, giving visitors incredible views of the entire park and the bay
3. 11 trees will be equipped with photovoltaic systems to convert sunlight into energy. The energy collected during the day will be used at night to illuminate the entire structure.
4. Each super tree will consist of many ferns and tropical flowers planted on a special frame
5. Special canopies will serve as temperature regulators, absorbing and scattering sunlight. The trees will also be equipped with rainwater harvesting systems. Each of them will consist of 163,000 different plants of more than 200 varieties.
The developer of these marvelous structures is the British architectural firm Grant Associates. The park will be open to visitors daily from morning to evening.
I also advise you to read about traveling around Singapore, where there are many interesting sights.