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Old October 6th, 2012, 04:13 AM   #41
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Some news on a new feature in Gardens By The Bay.

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Gardens by the Bay unveils plans for S$10m Children's Garden
By Tan Qiuyi | Posted: 05 October 2012 2032 hrs


SINGAPORE: Gardens by the Bay has unveiled plans for a S$10 million Children's Garden, a one-hectare playground that will feature water spouts and tunnels.

Slated to open in the first half of 2013, the garden is sponsored by property developer Far East Organization.

Ninety-five per cent of the S$10 million donation will be used for infrastructure, landscaping and play equipment.

The remaining 5 per cent will go to programming.

Chief executive officer of Gardens by the Bay, Dr Kiat W Tan, said that like most parts of Gardens by the Bay, admission to the Children's Garden will be free.

Dr Kiat said: "It's not only free in the economic sense, we are trying ... make sure the equipment is also of universal design, meaning, handicapped-friendly."

Dr Kiat also gave an update on the number of visitors to the Gardens by the Bay, saying it has seen 1.7 million visitors since it opened on June 29.

About 70 per cent of the visitors were Singapore residents.

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Also, the Cooled Conservatories wins World Building of the Year at WAF 2012!!

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Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore Wins World Building of the Year at WAF 2012
October 5, 2012 | by Senay Gokcen13


Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, has won the World Building of the Year Award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2012. The project was designed by Wilkinson Eyre, Grant Associates, Atelier One and Atelier Ten.



Located in Marina Bay, Gardens by the Bay is a key project in delivering the Singapore Government's vision of transforming Singapore into a 'City in a Garden.' At a total of 101 hectares, the Gardens by the Bay project comprises three distinct waterfront gardens - Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central.

Sitting in the heart of Bay South Garden, the Cooled Conservatory Complex provides a spectacular, all-weather attraction, comprising a 1.28 hectare cool dry conservatory (the 'Flower Dome') and a 0.73 hectare cool moist conservatory (the 'Cloud Forest'). Each has its own distinct character, but both explore the horticulture of those environments most likely to be affected by climate change.

Both conservatories have a dual system structure of gridshell and arches to permit as much light as possible through to the planted displays within. The gridshell portion is very fragile and is designed to only support its own weight and the weight of the glass. Wind loads are resisted by the arches that are set away from the surface of the envelope and arranged radially in line with the geometry of the gridshell. The commission to design the 54 hectare Bay South garden was won in 2006 by a team led by Grant Associates, including Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Atelier One, Atelier Ten, Land Design and Davis Langdon and Seah. Wilkinson Eyre Architects developed the Cooled Conservatories.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #42
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Some more pictures of the finished park would be very favourable!
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Old October 12th, 2012, 03:57 AM   #43
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That looks very promising. I love the layouts and designs. The last time I went to Singapore I guess was 2005 so I don't know if this project is already a reality. Anyone can tell me?
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Old October 13th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #44
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That looks very promising. I love the layouts and designs. The last time I went to Singapore I guess was 2005 so I don't know if this project is already a reality. Anyone can tell me?
It just opened a few months ago.

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Old October 18th, 2012, 04:19 PM   #45
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News posted by RafflesCity.

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Gardens by the Bay is World Building of the Year

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Singapore's Gardens by the Bay has won the top prize at WAF, World Building of the Year, on it's home territory.

Officially the prize went to Wilkinson Eyre Architects for the design of the Cooled Conservatories, but festival director Paul Finch stressed at the awards ceremony that this was a magnificent team effort and that the whole team should be recognised - in addition to the architect, the landscape architect Grant Associates and engineers Atelier One and Atelier Ten.

Finch said, 'Choosing a winner was a tough decision, but the winner is a scheme of the highest quality. The jury was insistent that the project should be recognised in the round and that all the design team should have recognition.'

He continued, 'A first-rate client had a vision and a strategy.The result is not an experimental building but its ventilation strategy has an experimental component. In a globalised environment, there is so much interest in how we deal with density and this combination of urbanism with a garden that is both an attraction and nature is a wonderful solution.

'If they can cool these glasshouses through natural cooling, we should ask why it can't be done in other buildings?'










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Old October 19th, 2012, 09:47 AM   #46
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It's really impressive!
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Old October 19th, 2012, 01:55 PM   #47
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Hi,

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Old October 23rd, 2012, 03:23 PM   #48
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Some pics I took of the future Satay Club. Still incomplete. Suppose to be complete by this month.


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Old October 25th, 2012, 04:43 PM   #49
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Look forward to see it in real life soon!

For an award winning building the design of the buildings is a bit too much of a Calatrava rip-off.
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Old October 27th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #50
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Looking forward to tasting the satay in Gardens By The Bay.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 02:09 AM   #51
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Looking forward to tasting the satay in Gardens By The Bay.
For me, I think it would be rather expensive judging by the prices of the other restaurants and food courts in the Garden. I would wait and see.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 12:54 PM   #52
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Look forward to see it in real life soon!

For an award winning building the design of the buildings is a bit too much of a Calatrava rip-off.
Have to disagree - that's a superficial comparison to be honest. These are entirely consistent with Wilkinson Eyre's design approach over the course of many years. Have a look at their website, particularly perhaps at the bridges such as the Gateshead Millenium Bridge and at the Alpine House Conservatory in Key Gardens.

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They are much more about structural elegance inflenced by a High-Tech background but almost minimalist in a way, letting the poetry of the structure do the talking. Finding one form to do the job.

Compare to Calatrava who is much more directly inspired by and driven to emulate the forms in nature, with much more 'ornamentation'.

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Oriente Station by dlge, on Flickr

There are similarities in the appearance of each approach probably, but only because natural forms and structurally beautiful forms have the same overlap.

I'm not knocking Calatrava, some of his designs are utterly beautiful, but I don't think Calatrava would have designed these buildlings

Calatrava at Valencia:

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País Valencià´2011 by Jaume Meneses, on Flickr

Wilkinson Eyre at Singapore:

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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore by TC Chua, on Flickr

See the difference in articulation and execution. I deliberately tried to find the most simlar looking photos so as not to overstate my case, and I agree that both are curvy etc... and I'm not saying one is better than the other, but I don't think you could mistake one style for the other either.
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Thanks for the lesson in various architecture styles.
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Where was the original satay club?
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Where was the original satay club?
It was Esplanade Park. Then they shifted to many different places when they redeveloped the area for the Esplanade Theatre on The Bay.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #56
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Anyone with any news about development of Bay East or Bay Central?
My understanding is Bay East is only an interim park now with its full feature development schedule not mentioned.
No news on Bay Central at all.
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Well, Bay Central is not happening soon as F1 is still using a huge chunk of the land.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 04:03 AM   #58
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I say they should just refine the shoreline promenade a bit and that will be good enough. I'd rather have a proper bus interchange under Shares Bridge over yet another garden.
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Well, I feel that nothing will happen yet. I agree that they should make use of the space below the bridge and turn into a bus terminal.
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some pics i took yesterday:
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