• Capabilities: Cost Management , Master Planning and Sustainable Urban Development
  • Sectors: Public Sector
  • Region: Asia , Singapore

Gardens by the Bay (Bay South Garden)

Singapore - The Gardens by the Bay was an ambitious project of national importance that helped to catalyze the new downtown urban space in Singapore. Every year it draws thousands of local Singaporeans and visitors alike to come and enjoy this incredible place.


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Gardens by the Bay is an integral part of a broader strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a "Garden City" into a "City in a Garden". The stated aim of the project was to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city. It wanted to create Singapore's premier urban outdoor recreation space and a national icon that the people could take pride in.

Arcadis provided Cost Management Consultancy Services on the Gardens by the Bay project. The scheme included a 54 hectare garden with three signature features:

1.       The Conservatory Complex which featuring the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest – the Flower Dome covers an area of 1.2 hectares and includes more than 16,000 square metres of   glass façade. It features plants from the Mediterranean and semi-arid sub-tropical regions and also houses a 1,300 m2 event space that can accommodate up to 1,000 people.

  The Cloud Forest covers a footprint of 0.8 hectares and a facade with more than 12,000 square metres of glass. It features plants from the Tropical Montane regions and also has     a 35 metre tall man-made mountain with a waterfall.

2.       The Lion Grove Super-Trees – these were designed as big tree-like structures; each between 25 metres to 50 metres high. Two of them are linked by an aerial walkway spanning       128 metres long at a height of 22 metres. 

3.       The Main Gardens - this section comprises of 10 different themed gardens from all over the world.

  • BCA Green Mark Platinum Award (Special Project) - Building & Construction Authority
  • RIBA International Project of the Year, 2013 - Royal Institute of British Architects



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Khoo Sze Boon

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