Jurong Eco Garden

Jurong Eco Garden, Singapore

Jurong Eco Garden, Singapore

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Gerhard Hauber

Gerhard Hauber

Landscape Architect
T: +49 07551 9288-0
Envisioned to be the first business park set in a tropical rainforest, the Jurong Eco Garden plays an important role in spear-heading Singapore's efforts to become a leader in the global thrust, towards sustainability. It spans over a 50 hectares site, with a 5 hectares green core situated at its heart. Designed to be its lungs, the green core provides a place of respite for both the human inhabitants as well as the ecology of the site.

Building clusters were organized to have an urban front on one side, and a forest front on the other. Existing eco-habitats, including grassland, woodlands and peats, were retained as much as possible. Existing wildlife species were documented and a natural wildlife corridor connecting the site to the larger surrounding environment was enhanced through additional planting that provided food and habitat for them.

The natural topography was retained and natural water elements were implemented to support the existing hydrological flow of the site. Bio-swales purify rainwater, while channelling it from the roadside drains into the central core, where it is retained in a swamp and circulated through a cleansing biotope for further purification, before being reused for toilet-flushing. A deep respect for nature underlies this holistic design approach. It reflects mankind's desire not only to co-exist with nature in a sustainable manner, but also to engage with and learn from it.

This project was carried out by Atelier Dreiseitl, now member of the Ramboll Group.
Engineers: Surbana International Consultants

Ramboll

Ramboll
4350 North Fairfax Drive
Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel:+1 703 516 2300
Fax:+1 703 516 2345

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Ramboll USA, Inc.
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