Supernature: How Wilkinson Eyre Made a Hothouse Cool

In 2012, WilkinsonEyre was part of a British-led team that won the design competition for one of the most ambitious cultural projects of recent years, the masterplan for Singapore's Gardens by the Bay. One of the defining projects of this dynamic world city, the project set out to reinforce a vision of Singapore as a 'City in a Garden,' delivering a major visitor attraction and destination on the Marina Bay waterfront. The team led by landscape architects Grant Associates was subsequently commissioned to deliver the masterplan for the first phase of the gardens at Bay South, with WilkinsonEyre leading the design of the key built element - the cooled conservatory complex.

This book tells the story of the design, describing in detail the challenges of designing and delivering this highly technical and culturally significant project, and following the team through the early conceptual design stages as well as the construction process. It also includes an architectural critique of the building and an essay placing the project in the context of WilkinsonEyre's wider portfolio.

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