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Gardens by the Bay


In 2006 we led a competition winning team to design the 54 hectares of Bay South, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Since completion in 2012, the gardens have become a global phenomenon and attract over 12 million visitors a year to experience the unique indoor and outdoor horticultural attractions.

The masterplan is inspired by the orchid, the national flower of Singapore, and expresses the beauty of the orchid flowers through the exotic gardens and the physiology of the orchid through the sophisticated infrastructure for managing energy, water and waste.

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18 distinctive Supertrees and 2 cooled Conservatories provide futuristic landmarks and have been instrumental in shaping Singapore’s identity as a ‘City in a Garden’. At night the gardens transform into a popular meeting place to take in the spectacular sound and light show at the Supertree Grove. The Flower Dome provides an indoor environment for plants from the Mediterranean climate and the Cloud Forest is home to endangered species from tropical montane cloud forest.

In addition to spaces for Singaporeans and tourists, the gardens are home to an increasing biodiversity including many birds, dragonflies, insects and the charismatic Smooth coated otters.

Bay South has featured in many movies and TV programmes, not least in BBC’s Planet Earth 2 series when Sir David Attenborough described it as “perhaps the most spectacular example of city greening”.

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IFLA Lighting and Night Experience
Outstanding Award
IFLA Parks and Open Space
Outstanding Award
IFLA Cultural and Urban Landscape
Award of Excellence
LIAS Playground_Far East Organization Children’s Garden
Best of Category Winner
MIPIM Awards – Recognition of Excellence
Special Jury Award Winner
President’s Design Award Singapore
Design of the Year
Landscape Institute Awards
College of Fellows Award for Climate Change Adaptation
Sustain Magazine Awards
International Prize: Project of the Year Award
British Expertise Awards 2013 Winner
Best International Design Project
Landscape Institute Awards
Best Large Scale Public Development
Structural Awards
Arts/Entertainment Structures Category
WAN Landscape Award
Inaugural Landscape Award
Skyrise Greenery Awards 2013
Special Award: Skyrise Greenery in a Garden
RIBA Lubetkin Prize
Best New International Building
Singapore Tourism Award for the Breakthrough Experience for a New Attraction
Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Awards 2013
The International Architecture Award
The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence
Excellence in Planning and Design for the Public Realm Shortlisted
World Building of the Year (Conservatories) at the World Architecture Festival
Structural Engineers - Singapore Structural Awards
Commendation Award for Special Structure: Supertrees and Aerial Walkway
Structural Engineers - Singapore Structural Awards
Award for Special Structure: Cooled Conservatories
BCA Green Mark Platinum
BCA Design and Engineering Excellence
Design for Asia
Grand Award
Design for Asia
Special Award for Technology
MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards: Regeneration & Masterplanning
Project Info
Site Area:
54 Hectares
National Parks Board, Singapore
Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Atelier One, Atelier Ten
Quantity Surveyor:
Davis Langdon & Seah