It was soon after we had arrived in Singapore, that the Gardens by the Bay project had started and one of the first 'press releases' read as follows:
Singapore's Gardens by the Bay project on track with groundbreaking ceremony
The Flower Dome can achieve at least 30% savings in energy consumption compared to conventional cooling technologies used in average commercial buildings in Singapore, even as it operates round-the-clock to keep its temperature cool.
Hot air rises, cold air sinks - based on this simple theory, the Flower Dome is cooled with the aid of chilled water pipes located within ground slabs. This allows warm air to rise and vent out at higher levels, keeping temperatures at an optimum on ground level.
Converting waste into energy - it is all about sustainable energy! Horticultural waste is converted into energy through massive steam turbine to generate electricity on-site to keep the Flower Dome cool.
In the Flower Dome - at Gardens by the Bay - there are many 'area's' to enjoy. One being:
Mediterranean Garden and Olive Grove, Succulent Garden, the Australian Garden etc..
But will blog about those later!
The Flower Field will feature changing displays of temporary flower beds to reflect different seasons, festivals and themes.