The iconic Marina One of Singapore has been an international role model for living and working in modern day urban high rises since its early days. Given the growing urban population, and the need to build high density buildings, the architects conceptualized a green heart for this complex. Comprising of a group of four high-rise buildings, the green heart is an oasis of diverse tropical flora that populate the shared central public space of the four structures,
The interaction between the geometry of the buildings and the garden facilitates natural ventilation and generates an agreeable microclimate. The largest public landscaped area in the Marina Bay Central Business District of Singapore provides living space close to nature. The organic shape of the building complex with its iconic louvres and the generous planting contribute to an improvement of the microclimate and increase biodiversity.
This “Green Heart” comprises over 350 different types of trees and plants, including 700 trees, on a landscaped area of 37,000 square meters. Various types of the animals become part of this biological diversity. Inspired by the natural climate changes at the different vertical levels of a rainforest, the landscape architecture mimics a green valley with its variations in climate according to level.
Project Lead: ingenhoven architects, Landscape Architects, Gustafson Porter + Bowman.