WOHA's final design for Singapore Pavilion nears completion

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The net-zero energy Singapore Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai advocates green architecture and showcases the possibilities of integrating nature within urban environments. Displaying lush greenery, digital solutions and art, the Pavilion exemplifies Singapore's vision of sustainable development to become a "City in Nature

WOHA’s final design for Singapore Pavilion nears completion

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The net-zero energy Singapore Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai advocates green architecture and showcases the possibilities of integrating nature within urban environments. Displaying lush greenery, digital solutions and art, the Pavilion exemplifies Singapore’s vision of sustainable development to become a “City in Nature.” Landscape design and digital and art elements are helmed by Singapore landscape architecture firm Salad Dressing , in close partnership with WOHA.

Singapore is the first country to approve lab-grown meat

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For the first time, lab-grown meat has won approval for public consumption — but only in Singapore. Singapore’s Food Agency has given the okay for the sale of this new type of chicken product. Related: Aleph Zero program plans to grow slaughter-free meat in space To gain the approval in Singapore , Eat Just had to submit a safety assessment to the Food Agency’s “novel food” working group. Now that Singapore has offered its approval, Eat Just hopes the U.S.

Project Jewel: Moshe Safdie designs a massive indoor bio-dome for Singapore

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Hit the jump to learn more about this interesting airport development in Singapore. Slated for construction at Changi Airport, a major transportation hub that manages some 30 percent of the country’s air traffic, Project Jewel is designed to raise the airport’s profile as a worthwhile destination in itself for tourists either passing through or landing in Singapore. Nearly half a decade after his famous Habitat ’67 , architect Moshe Safdie is still going strong.

World’s largest solar power plant to supply energy to Australia and Singapore

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The magnitude of the power plant is so huge that it is expected to generate enough power to supply a fifth of Singapore’s power needs. World’s largest solar power plant to supply energy to Australia and Singapore. Eco Green a-boosts-local alice-springs country david-griffin enormous-amount from-the-main logistics northern project singapore solarThe world’s largest solar power plant has been proposed for Australia.

Heatherwick Studio completes nature-filled EDEN apartments in Singapore

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Greenery spills down the sides of EDEN, a nature-filled apartment building completed in late 2019 by British design and architecture firm Heatherwick Studio in the historic Newton district of Singapore. Inspired by Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew’s vision of a “city in a garden”, the architects departed from the typical glass-and-steel tower typology with an innovative luxury housing complex surrounded by tropical greenery on all sides.

Park Royal in Singapore wants to lead the way in green high-rise development

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In the heart of Singapore, a green luxury skyscraper is being built that once completed later this year will accommodate regular office workers, tourists and business travelers among the tower’s vertical gardens, waterfalls and leafy terraces. “It underpins our garden city image and will set Singapore as a world leader on the stage of green high-rise developments”, he said.

Singapore Opens Green, but Not Eco-friendly Terminal

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Singapore is known as the garden city of Asia, so its no surprise that when visitors arrive in Changi Airport they’re greeted by towering ferns, bamboo gardens and rows of orchids. The airport’s light rail system has also been expanded to link all three terminals as well as hotels and transport links to the downtown area of Singapore.

Tropical greenery surrounds a sustainable, solar-powered home in Singapore

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In Singapore, a lush veil of tropical plants has enveloped a sustainable home for a family of five. Related: Stunning solar-powered home in Singapore melds with adjacent botanic gardens “Sited within the tropical heritage surrounding of the botanic gardens , the house was designed with the narrative of nature and its relationship with architecture,” the architects explained. Tropical greenery surrounds a sustainable, solar-powered home in Singapore.

WOHA unveils a lush, net-zero Singapore Pavilion for the 2020 World Expo

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Singapore-based architecture firm WOHA has unveiled plans to create a net-zero energy green oasis for 2020 World Expo Singapore Pavilion in the Dubai desert. the self-sufficient Singapore Pavilion will run entirely on solar energy and solar desalination systems. The temporary structure will symbolize a “forward-looking Singapore” emphasizing livability and sustainability. Excerpt from: WOHA unveils a lush, net-zero Singapore Pavilion for the 2020 World Expo.

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Singapore polytechnic students build a cool Solar Kiosk that charges up your sense and your gadgets

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If you ever felt limited by the battery supply of your laptop or even your cell phone, then you might as well check the solar kiosk developed by students of Singapore Polytechnic in collaboration with Ascendas. Pratima Kalra: Ever looked out of your window on a beautiful spring day and felt the urge to take your laptop and go out in the in the open to a spot surrounded by greenery, so you could breathe fresh while working?

Hilton teams with World Wildlife Fund

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Asia Green Travel News Singapore Xtras ban on shark fin soup Hilton LightStay Singapore green hotel World Wildlife Fund and Hilton| Green Travel News | Hilton Worldwide, in an effort to reduce its impact on the environment, has forged an alliance with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). As Hilton’s signature environmental partner, WWF will work with the company to evolve its global business practices.

Urban Jungle Redefined: Singapore to get a fresh new skyscraper thanks to WOHA Architects

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B.Sameer Kumar: Hotel Plaza Property could not have conceived something as spectacular as this when they decided they wanted a top notch new sky scraper in the heart of Singapore. Singapore is already home to some of the best eco friendly and energy conscious skyscrapers on the planet. The designers plan to grow a variety of flora that ranges from shrubs and bushes to tall trees and creepers that will showcase Singapore’s biodiversity.

10 Principles for Liveable High Density Cities: Lessons from Singapore

The Green Changemakers

by Robert Krueger New Publication Shows How Urban Density Can Be Managed with Innovative Planning, Development and Governance [link] SINGAPORE (January 24, 2013) – Innovative planning, design and development practices that emphasize a “people-first” focus can help ensure that rapid urbanization does not compromise liveability and sustainability, according to a new publication by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC).

Nearsightedness and Nature-Deficit Disorder

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Why are 80% of kids in Singapore nearsighted? Singapore has one of the highest rates of nearsightedness or myopia in the world, and parts of China and Taiwan are not far behind. But here’s the Singapore twist. Yet Singapore has a far higher myopia prevalence rate than India or Malaysia and a slightly higher rate than China. hours for the Singapore kids (Rose et al. Myopia, lifestyle, and schooling in students of Chinese ethnicity in Singapore and Sydney.

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Landfill Island? Eco Park? How About Both, Says Singapore

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Photo courtesy of World Cities Summit When we last checked in on Singapore’s island landfill Semaku in 2005, plans were in motion to retool it as a destination for eco-tourism. Singapore recently announced Semaku is on track to become an eco-park ; a testing bed for renewable and clean energy technologies. Semaku was created in 1999, and it’s 8 kilometers off Singapore’s coast. by Brian Merchant, Brooklyn, New York on 11. Science & Technology Buzz up!

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Podder: A futuristic form of public transport set in Singapore 2020

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Podder: A futuristic form of public transport set in Singapore 2020. In this regard, the Podder will serve as an electric public transport system for the city of Singapore, in the year of 2020. Conceived by industrial designer Zelin Ong, the nature of the conception corresponds to the technological and demographic upheaval of Singapore in 2020. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows.

How many trees are needed to offset a city’s carbon emissions?

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For example, the five cities in Asia, which include Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul, release a combined 219,506,539 tCO2 annually. Individually, Beijing would need to plant 15,020,976 trees, followed by Singapore with 9,366,336 and Hong Kong with 8,975,292. Eco Green building carbon children data government hong kong prefab singapore spotlight studyTrees are nature’s lungs.

Casa Etrea offers off-grid lodging on an extinct volcano

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Nestled into the slope of the dormant Palo Huérfano volcano in central Mexico, Casa Etérea is a passion project of Singapore writer, photographer and designer Prashant Ashoka.

Unusual Underground Sancaklar Mosque Recognized at World Architecture Festival 2013

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One of the most prestigious award festivals in the industry, the World Architecture Festival is being held at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Conference center in Singapore, an impressive structure designed by Moshe Safdie. This remarkable urban reclamation project is also located in Singapore. Design Emre Arolat religious design Sancaklar Mosque Singapore World Architecture Festival 2013

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A ‘Greener’ Way to Make Fertiliser

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A team of international scientists led by NTU Singapore has devised a new ‘greener’ method to make a key compound in fertiliser, and that may pave the way to a more sustainable agricultural practice as global food demand rises.

Q1 2021: Food waste; the secret of fat; keep it local

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The company jumped out at me because its tech ties in with Singapore’s bid to meet 30 percent of its inhabitants’ nutritional needs using local food by 2030 — a threefold increase on current local supply.

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 18

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Singapore pollution hits 16-year high and all signs point to forest fires. Environmental News Food Kids The Green Buzz air pollution autism Bloomberg Bloomberg BusinessWeek composting crayola daily news environmental news Europe forest fires green news Huffington Post Green New York City NY Times pollution recycling program redorbit singapore Treehugger In today’s green news, we learn two more reasons why clean air is so incredibly important.

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A geometric double roof promotes natural cooling at this Tropical Chalet

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After three years of design and construction, Singapore-based firm G8A Architecture & Urban Planning has completed the Tropical Chalet, a naturally cooled home with a beautiful and functional “double roof facade.”

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Immersive, dystopian exhibit shows what life could be like post-climate change

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As a wake up call to the possible effects of global warming, London-based multidisciplinary design studio Superflux has created “Mitigation of Shock, Singapore,” an immersive exhibition that explores the possible consequences of sea level rise for city dwellers in coastal areas. Created as part of 2219: Futures Imagined — a new exhibition at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum to commemorate the city’s bicentennial — the installation takes the shape of a dystopian Singaporean apartment.

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Nordic unveils LEED Gold-targeted visions for Indias greenest airport

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Related: Singapore’s jaw-dropping new airport has the world’s largest indoor waterfall In addition to raising the bar for sustainable airport design, the competition-winning proposal will also help shape Jewar as a future aviation city and include flexible expansion options with a target goal of 30 million passengers per year with minimal environmental impact. Eco Green airport europe government india kansas leed researchers singapore super-bowl

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Arkansas schools save millions by adopting solar power

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Green a-few-years alice-springs arkansas country district education enormous-amount from-the-main generation180 project school singapore solar panelsSchools in the U.S. are using solar energy to cut down on expensive electricity bills.

These upcycled shipping containers make eco-friendly offices

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i An, Singapore, Bali, Flores, Paris, Megève Vancouver and Milan. Eco Green Recycle a-place-people a-woman-stands client daily hong kong paris singapore substanceSustainable architecture focuses on low impact construction and natural or recycled materials.

Intergenerational living community in France upholds passive design principles

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Related: This nature-filled community is a smart housing solution for Singapore’s aging population Of the 40 units, half are one-bedrooms and half are two-bedrooms. Green a-smart-housing ccas france garden homes nature passive house singapore smart home

Luca Curci Architects proposes a self-sustainable Vertical City of the future

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Related: WOHA unveils a lush, net-zero Singapore Pavilion for the 2020 World Expo The cylindrical buildings in the development are clad in photovoltaic glazing and punctuated with hexagonal openings that promote circulation of light and air. Green a-with-city architecture curci-architects development facilities knowledge luca curci architects mixed-use ocean prefab architecture singapore skyscraper urban design zero-energy

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Italys 2020 World Expo pavilion celebrates sustainable, circular design

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Related: WOHA unveils a lush, net-zero Singapore Pavilion for the 2020 World Expo “We liked the idea of a pavilion that would continuously mutate into different forms,” said Carlo Ratti, founding partner of Carlo Ratti Associati and director of the MIT Senseable City Lab. “We Eco Green Recycle a-tall-pavilion building-office carlo carlo-ratti circular-design eco-friendly holiday family home kids local mediterranean pavilion singapore

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Seven ways to reduce the urban heat island effect

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Singapore is a leader in green walls and has some magnificently verdant buildings. By Jeremy Williams. With heatwaves in the news again, there’s been a bit of a wake-up call on the growing risk of heat.

Oasia Downtown imposing green tower to stand admist concrete.

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By 2014, the Central Business District (CBD) of Singapore may feature a high rising green skyscraper that will reach above all other glassy towers in the vicinity, and, stand as a symbol of sustainable architecture. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products. Solar Power. More >>. Renewable Energy. Green Homes. Concepts. Gadgets.

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This massive retirement home would grow its own food

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I mean, just look at this proposal for an assisted-living facility that mixes urban farming with high-density living and tell me you wouldn’t consider early retirement: SPARK Architects created the beautiful proposal to address two major issues in Singapore: a rapidly aging population and low food security. Singapore is one of the fastest aging countries in the world, and it imports more than 90 percent of its food.

Old concrete canal transformed into a green park

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Ishan Sidhu: In the heart of Singapore, an astonishing transformation of concrete canal has been completed by sustainable landscape engineers CH2MHill and architects Atelier Dreiseitl, which redefines the space for the local community to enjoy as luscious, friendly parkland. Bishan Park, Singapore. Bishan Park, Singapore. Recycled materials from former concrete canal transforms open space in Singapore.

Analysis: Floating solar ready for take-off

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Singapore is reportedly exploring the idea of installing floating panels offshore to power data centres. The world’s largest array of floating solar panels in China’s Anhui province. Photo credit: Alamy. By Fred Pearce.

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How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation

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From high-tech indoor farms in France and Singapore to mobile apps connecting urban growers and eaters in India and the United States, here are more than a dozen initiatives using tech, entrepreneurship, and social innovation to change urban agriculture.

How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation

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From high-tech indoor farms in France and Singapore to mobile apps connecting urban growers and eaters in India and the United States, here are more than a dozen initiatives using tech, entrepreneurship, and social innovation to change urban agriculture.

Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

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Singapore. Electronic visa systems have been growing in popularity for a number of years now, as governments around the world seek to find a way to facilitate the process of streamlining application processes to encourage foreign travelers to visit their country. .

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A Green Globe: 4 Surprisingly Sustainable Countries

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Singapore. But Singapore is an exception to that rule. Singapore provides citizens with electric vehicle charging stations and alternate fuel public transportation. By: Guest Contributor, Christopher Beck. Going green is trendy these days. Everyone has reusable water bottles, canvas grocery bags and recycling bins. Hybrid vehicles are on the rise, and companies from Verizon to Ikea are working to make their products more environmentally friendly.

The world is failing to limit global warming

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On the opposite end of the rating system, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand were all found to be “critically insufficient” in their attempts toward achieving 1.5

Loopy floating agriculture to feed the Middle East?

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Forward Thinking Architecture has designed floating farms for Singapore, a country that shares many of the problems we have in the Middle East – food insecurity , lack of land, and a rapidly growing population. Building on existing floating fish farms in Singapore, the concept comprises networked floating structures with a looping configuration that are equipped with rotating racks full of lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, spinach and other crops that can be grown year-round.

Banana leaves replace plastic packaging in Asian markets

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Singapore supermarkets have also been launching campaigns informing the public on the need to reduce plastic bag use, and Taiwanese shops have started charging for single-use plastic bags to discourage customers from using them. A Thai supermarket in Chiangmai has devised a brilliant alternative to plastic produce packaging, turning to natural banana leaves and raffia to bundle vegetables.

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