Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay
Category: Sense of Place
Photo and caption by Joyce Le Mesurier
These unique trees of up to 16 storeys in height, meant to replicate the form of mature trees, are made of a reinforced concrete core. They are embedded with environmentally sustainable photovoltaic cells to harvest solar energy. The Supertrees also create height to balance the tall developments in Singapore's Marina Bay financial district seen in the background of this photo. More than 200 species of bromeliads, orchids and tropical flowering climbers are planted on the Supertrees. When night falls, the Supertrees come alive with a dazzling myriad of light displays.
Location: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore