Technical Tours


Explore World-Leading Skyrise Greenery Projects in Singapore

Join our technical tour on 11 November 2017 (Saturday) to experience different perspectives of skyrise greenery and explore how landscape architects push the boundaries of design. There will be two tour routes for you to choose from, made up of specially curated award-winning sites in Singapore. The technical tour is only open to International Skyrise Greenery Conference (ISGC) delegates. 




Route 1: Nature Takes Charge

These developments are prime examples of how nature and greenery is pivotal from concept to actual implementation.  

Come with us to learn how nature can be cleverly intertwined into our everyday life!

Note: Maximum capacity: 80 pax


One Farrer Hotel and Spa​

The Farm at One Farrer is a fully operational agricultural facility created for the incubation and growing of vegetables, herbs, fruits and other plants for the enjoyment and education of hotel-residents, visitors and patrons to the Connexion campus.

The Farm at One Farrer covers an area of approximately 11,000 square feet (1,100 square metres) of open soiled or timber decked area and is cultivated utilising current best practice methods of growing plants meant for human consumption.

The Farm at One Farrer consists of The Farm Estate, which offers a wide spectrum of vegetables, herbs, fruits and other plants, as well as intimate sheltered areas for farm related activities and small gatherings. Adjacent to The Farm Estate is The Orchard, which provides the perfect nurturing environment of gentle breezes and open spaces for a variety of fruit and coconut trees.

 

Source: One Farrer Hotel and Spa Website




Enabling Village

Enabling Village is located at Redhill, Singapore. The site has the advantage of being located in an area with an abundance of natural earth, this is quite rare in Singapore’s landscape industry. The extent of landscaped areas cover a total of 14,656m2. Several vibrant gardens and buildings are orientated around a total of 4 ponds, and water becomes the catalyst in sustaining the landscape. Integrating water and land in this way stitches together the existing buildings, transforming what was previously an introspective premises into a community park.

 

Image Credit: Salad Dressing




Kampung Admiralty

Kampung Admiralty is Singapore’s first integrated public development that brings together a mix of public facilities and services under one roof. Located on a 0.9Ha site, the scheme builds upon a layered ‘club sandwich’ approach. A “Vertical Kampung (village)” is devised, with retail shops & Community Plaza in the lower stratum, Hawker Centre & Medical Centre in the mid stratum, and Studio Apartments, Community Park, eldercare and childcare facilities in the upper stratum. These three distinct strata integrate the various building uses and free up the ground level for activity generators. Local fruit trees that were once common in the Kampungs are planted to give the seniors familiarity of the past, and to garner interest in the young. A wide range of thoughtful planting schemes create a diverse landscape for users that mimic the wild and attract biodiversity, ranging from butterflies to small birds.

 

Image Credit: Patrick Bingham-Hall




The Learning Forest at Tyersall, Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Learning Forest extends the existing nature area of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. It features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater wetland to a lowland rainforest. This tour will bring you on the Keppel Discovery Wetlands – a 1.8-hectare restoration project of the freshwater wetland ecosystem that was historically found in the vicinity of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. You will see a carefully curated collection of plant species that are typical of freshwater wetland habitats in the region. The habitat restoration is indicative of the nature conservation that Singapore is embarking on as part of its urban greenery journey.


Image Credit: National Parks Board




Route 2: Living in Nature

Waking up to trees, greenery and biodiversity is no longer a dream in the residential and hospitality venues highlighted in this route.

Join us to experience these unique dwellings within nature!

Note: Maximum capacity: 80 pax (40 pax per route)


Route 2A  (Sold Out)


Oasia Hotel Downtown

Set against an urban landscape of concrete, steel and glass, the Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore stands out with a unique silhouette covered by a lush green façade that is a massive vertical garden. This greenery is enhanced by alternating 30-metre tall sky gardens and sleek architectural details to form a tropical skyscraper in the Central Business District. The 27-storey iconic business hotel is located in the downtown Tanjong Pagar area which is set to be transformed into Singapore’s next waterfront city with a hive of business, commercial and residential activities.

 

Source: Oasia Hotel Downtown Website




Siloso Beach Resort, Sentosa

Siloso Beach Resort is the only Eco resort residing on the beautiful island of Sentosa. The concept of Siloso Beach Resort can be summarised in its tagline: Blending Life and Leisure with Nature. It is a model where guests get to enjoy comfort and relaxation through the experience of a quality eco-friendly environment, while allowing flexibility to allow nature to flourish. Enjoy the only natural spring water landscape pool in Singapore, complete with a waterfall feature, while relaxing amongst the balmy shades of flora to the soothing sounds of cascading waters.

 

Image Credit: Green Collar Asia




SkyVille @ Dawson

SkyVille @ Dawson’s design revolves around three main themes – Community, Variety and Sustainability. Greeneries have been incorporated into the community spaces at different scales - from the open outdoor precinct garden and the gathering areas on the multi-storey carpark (MSCP) podium roof to the internal ‘village spaces’ of the Sky Gardens. Most of the flat roofs at SkyVille@Dawson have taken the opportunity for greening. The environmental deck of the multi-storey carpark becomes a recreational space, planted with trees in abundance and is lushly landscaped. All views to green roofs mitigate glare from bare concrete surfaces and minimise the urban heat island effect of our environment. The MSCP is designed with planters to grow cascading plants; adorning the MSCP with vertical greenery. In total, the project features over 1.5Ha of public gardens and achieves 100% landscape replacement.


Image Credit: Patrick Bingham-Hall




The Learning Forest at Tyersall, Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Learning Forest extends the existing nature area of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. It features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater wetland to a lowland rainforest. This tour will bring you on the Keppel Discovery Wetlands – a 1.8-hectare restoration project of the freshwater wetland ecosystem that was historically found in the vicinity of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. You will see a carefully curated collection of plant species that are typical of freshwater wetland habitats in the region. The habitat restoration is indicative of the nature conservation that Singapore is embarking on as part of its urban greenery journey.


Image Credit: National Parks Board



Route 2B


Kampung Admiralty

Kampung Admiralty is Singapore’s first integrated public development that brings together a mix of public facilities and services under one roof. Located on a 0.9Ha site, the scheme builds upon a layered ‘club sandwich’ approach. A “Vertical Kampung (village)” is devised, with retail shops & Community Plaza in the lower stratum, Hawker Centre & Medical Centre in the mid stratum, and Studio Apartments, Community Park, eldercare and childcare facilities in the upper stratum. These three distinct strata integrate the various building uses and free up the ground level for activity generators. Local fruit trees that were once common in the Kampungs are planted to give the seniors familiarity of the past, and to garner interest in the young. A wide range of thoughtful planting schemes create a diverse landscape for users that mimic the wild and attract biodiversity, ranging from butterflies to small birds.

 

Image Credit: Patrick Bingham-Hall




Siloso Beach Resort, Sentosa

Siloso Beach Resort is the only Eco resort residing on the beautiful island of Sentosa. The concept of Siloso Beach Resort can be summarised in its tagline: Blending Life and Leisure with Nature. It is a model where guests get to enjoy comfort and relaxation through the experience of a quality eco-friendly environment, while allowing flexibility to allow nature to flourish. Enjoy the only natural spring water landscape pool in Singapore, complete with a waterfall feature, while relaxing amongst the balmy shades of flora to the soothing sounds of cascading waters.

 

Image Credit: Green Collar Asia




SkyVille @ Dawson

SkyVille @ Dawson’s design revolves around three main themes – Community, Variety and Sustainability. Greeneries have been incorporated into the community spaces at different scales - from the open outdoor precinct garden and the gathering areas on the multi-storey carpark (MSCP) podium roof to the internal ‘village spaces’ of the Sky Gardens. Most of the flat roofs at SkyVille@Dawson have taken the opportunity for greening. The environmental deck of the multi-storey carpark becomes a recreational space, planted with trees in abundance and is lushly landscaped. All views to green roofs mitigate glare from bare concrete surfaces and minimise the urban heat island effect of our environment. The MSCP is designed with planters to grow cascading plants; adorning the MSCP with vertical greenery. In total, the project features over 1.5Ha of public gardens and achieves 100% landscape replacement.


Image Credit: Patrick Bingham-Hall




The Learning Forest at Tyersall, Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Learning Forest extends the existing nature area of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. It features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater wetland to a lowland rainforest. This tour will bring you on the Keppel Discovery Wetlands – a 1.8-hectare restoration project of the freshwater wetland ecosystem that was historically found in the vicinity of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. You will see a carefully curated collection of plant species that are typical of freshwater wetland habitats in the region. The habitat restoration is indicative of the nature conservation that Singapore is embarking on as part of its urban greenery journey.


Image Credit: National Parks Board




Note: Images published are for illustration purpose. Technical tour sites are subject to changes.