Artificial “Super Trees” for a green Singapore – Aiming high with the PFEIFER VS®-ISI-System
In the Singapore heat, the idea of enjoying the shade of a tree to catch a cold breeze is quite tempting. Therefore the modern city develops at the moment the largest garden project worldwide. At the innovative Marina South district which is located right next to the luxury hotel Marina Bay Sands, the “Garden by the Bay” is currently under construction. With an area of 101 hectares this garden will turn from a “garden city” into a “city in the garden” to provide citizen and visitors with a huge recreation area. Part of the garden consists of 18 “Super Trees”, artificial trees made of precast concrete elements that rise 25 to 50 meters high in the sky. The wall panels of the most architecturally sophisticated “super trees” were equipped with PFEIFER Lifting anchors and PFEIFER Socket dowels. To connect the wall panels at optimal and stable conditions for this exceptional prestigious project at the heart of Singapore, our PFEIFER VS® ISI System which is approved by building authorities has been installed.
For clean and tight joints at the semi-circular wall panels, the PFEIFER VS® FDS air tube formwork has been brought into use. The outside of the “super trees” will be planted with a total of 162.900 different types of hanging plants and will as well get equipped with rain harvesting systems. Eleven “super trees” reap valuable energy through photovoltaic cells installed at the baldachin, which as well provide energy for the night lighting of the “super trees”. Another six “super trees” hide ventilation ducts of the huge winter gardens, which house many tropical, mediterranean and temperate species of plants. The highest “super tree” offer visitors a tree top bistro with a spectacular view of the surrounding gardens and Marina Bay. Furthermore a 128-meter-long runway combines the two 42-meter high “super trees” in a hight of twenty-two feet together and allows visitors a great bird’s view.
Currently there are approximately 10.000 people working on site, which are divided into three parts of land surrounded by an artificial bay. The opening of the “Garden by the Bay” is scheduled for June 2012.back to list