Solar Supertrees

- Feb 18, 2019-

Solar Supertrees, located inSingapore's largest garden: Gardens by the Bay, between 25 and 50 meters high, 18 towering super trees are vertical gardens covered with tropical flowering climbing plants, epiphytes and ferns. Rainwater is collected, powered by solar photovoltaic cells, and serves as a ventilation duct for the greenhouse. When spring comes, the super tree is full of flowers, beautiful blooms, and visitors are lingering.

 Solar Supertrees


Supertree is located in the core area of the Marina Bay Park in the south ofSingapore's Wharf Bay. It is composed of 18 artificial trees of 25-50 meters high (equivalent to 9-16 stories). Its shape mimics the big trees in nature. It has huge reinforced concrete trunks and thousands of stout steel branches. These branches are equipped with planting panels, including climbing plants, epiphytes and ferns. It is hard to imagine that there are more than 200 species of tropical plants from all over the world, totaling 162,900, many of which are even fromBrazil,Ecuador,Panama,Costa Rica.


At the beginning of the super tree construction, it was considered to show innovative environmental protection technology, so its luxuriant “leaves and leaves” not only created habitats and shades, but also installed solar photovoltaic systems to provide illumination for the giant greenhouses and provide water treatment facilities electric power. Not to mention the rainwater recycling system, the collected rainwater not only provides irrigation water for the sky garden in the trunk, but also meets some of the daily needs of the park.

 Solar Supertrees picture

The building itself is even more dazzling. During the day, it can be shaded and rainproof. In the evening, when the night falls, not only can you hear the wonderful music, but you can also enjoy the super tree's charming "light show". Almost every night, there will be several light shows in different time periods. As the rhythm of the music changes, the lights on the super-twigs will change color and flashing shape, which is full of the dream of the future world, feeling the charm of technology and architecture.


Secret hidden in the "tree"

If you want to experience the super tree in depth, it's best to do some homework before you come. Twelve of the 18 "super trees" are located in Binhai South Garden, and the remaining six trees, each of which is located in the vicinity of the tourist arrival square and Penghu, are free to visit the super tree, but if you want to embark on a name called Skywalks The observation bridge (air corridor), also pay 5 SGD, and have enough luck, if the weather is not suitable, it will not be open anyway. This air corridor connects the towering super trees, and when the wind blows, it will sway slightly, which is interesting. This corridor allows visitors to enjoy the panoramic view of the park.


And when you walk up the air corridor, you will find the tubes of those super trees, the exhaust pipes of the garbage dump. Of course, if no one tells you, you are not aware of any smoke, only the people in the park. Under the guidance, you stare patiently at the pipeline for a while, only to see some ethereal gas slowly drifting out of the pipeline.


What I have to mention here is the biomass energy power plant under the super tree. The biomass energy here mainly refers to the tree leaves. Most ofSingapore's leaves are shipped to the waste-to-energy plant for incineration. If it is not for the staff to explain, it is very difficult for you to bring these beautiful buildings and “waste incineration plants” to the side.


Designed by British landscape architecture firm Grant Associates, the Supertree hopes that through the design of the supertree, the Marina Bay Park will be an ecotourism destination and show visitors sustainable ecological protection. The facts also prove that this design and concept is successful, and in the second year of its completion, it became the winner of the Skyrise Environmental Award.


Fire tree silver flower is not night

The supertree shows the most ideal state between architecture and the city, and it seems that every part of it expresses respect for nature.