NEW PHOTOS: Spectacular Solar Supertrees Open this Month at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

by , 06/20/12

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The Supertrees, however, really steal the show. Tropical plants native to southeast Asia creep up these towers and add splashes of color and texture. The canopies above will feature solar photovoltaics that will contribute electricity for the entire complex. Providing shade during the day and multimedia at night, the Supertrees are one of the greatest innovations to hit this dynamic city-state since a bartender at the Raffles hotel invented the Singapore Sling.

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Photos by Robert Such, Darren Chin, Craig Sheppard

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  1. Anu Guptill October 10, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I painted a picture based on years of designs I did for fun, and ended up with a similar system, good to see it in real life! Good to see that not every nation has thrown away their economy with the “War on Terror”!

    Aquantis, the Self Sustained City of Today:

  2. singaporevr June 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Here is the interactive 360 X 360 degree virtual tour of the Supertrees

    Select the day/night icons to switch the virtual tour.

    The flowerdome tour is here:

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