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* Architecture: World Building of the Year Winner Announced – World Architecture Festival 2012

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Architecture: World Building of the Year Winner Announced – World Architecture Festival 2012: “..World Architecture Festival 2012: the Cooled Conservatories designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects at the Gardens by the Bay tropical garden in Singapore have been awarded the World Building of the Year prize at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore..Completed earlier this year, the two shell-shaped structures are the largest climate-controlled greenhouses in the world and form part of Bay South, the largest and first to complete of three gardens at the 101-hectare site beside the marina in downtown Singapore..One of the conservatories accommodates flowers from Mediterranean regions, while the other is filled with tropical plants and a 30-metre-high man-made waterfall..”  Rightly spectacular and lush..

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