If you live in Singapore or are planning to visit this summer you are in luck. On Friday 12 Supertrees opened to the public in the Garden by the Bay. Garden by the Bay was a project initiated by Singapore’s National Parks board to create a sustainable garden in the city.
The 12 Supertrees will act as a vertical garden, generate solar power and cool the occupied areas below. The trees will also collect rainwater and assist with water flow to the conservatories below. They will be between 80-160 feet high and will spread out to create a canopies above, which will control temperatures and provide shelter for those below. The temperature controls combined with the new solar power will save at least 30% in energy consumption.
At night the Supertrees will completely light up and there will be a light and sound show you can watch. There is a 128 metre OCBC Skyway connecting the tall tress, so you can walk amongst the trees, way above sea level. At 50 metros above there is a Supertree-top bistro with panoramic views of the gardens and Marina Bay area. It sounds gorgeous. I wish I was going to Singapore this summer!