This project was won in an international design competition as part of a team led by landscape architects Grant Associates. The masterplan for Marina South forms part of Singapore’s new Gardens by the Bay development and will draw from the distinctive flora of the region to create a new destination in the city.
It has been designed as a series of distinct ecosystems which will enable the gardens to function with maximum environmental efficiency, and to showcase those world habitats most at risk from climate change. The garden at Marina South is home to some of the site’s most spectacular structures, including two cooled conservatories which are among the largest climate-controlled glasshouses in the world. The cool-dry conservatory explores issues related to plants and people, whilst the cool-moist conservatory focuses on plants and the planet.
The first phase of Singapore’s dramatic Gardens by the Bay project opens to the public on 29th June following completion of the 54-hectare £500m Bay South Garden by a world-class British design team led by Bath-based landscape architects, Grant Associates.
Gardens by the Bay is one of the largest garden projects of its kind in the world. Ultimately, the site will total 101 hectares comprising three distinct gardens – Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. Located on reclaimed land in Singapore’s new downtown at Marina Bay, the site will provide a unique leisure destination for local and international visitors.
The project is an integral part of Singapore’s “City in a Garden” vision, designed to raise the profile of the city globally whilst showcasing the best of horticulture and garden artistry.
Gardens by the Bay comprises three gardens around the Marina Channel in the southern part of Singapore . Once the Marina Barrage is ready, the Marina Channel will, over two years, become a fresh water lake and supply 10 per cent of Singapore’ s water needs. The total size of Gardens by the Bay is 101 hectares or 177 football fields. Bay South is 54 hectares, Bay East is 32 hectares and the Bay Central is 15 hectares, taking over the Marina City Park.