These “supertrees” are the central iconic feature of Singapore’s recently inaugurated billion-dollar Garden’s by the Bay, mega-progect. The structures range in size from 25 to 50 meters tall and are fitted with environmental technologies that mimic the some of the ecological function of real trees – photovoltaic cells that harness solar energy which is then used for such functions as lighting; and collection of rainwater for use in irrigation and fountain displays. The supertrees also serve air intake and exhaust functions as part of the cooling systems of the two large conservatories. conservatories’. I was recently in Singapore on a trip for work, researching this new municipal garden among other things. I’ll upload some additional photos in the upcoming days. The conservatories at Gardens by the Bay were especially impressive… more to come.
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