Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Largest vertical garden: Singapore breaks Guinness World Records' record (VIDEO)
SINGAPORE -- Occupying a surface area of 2,289 sq m, the 24-storey green belt at Tree House condominium in Bukit Timah, built by property firm City Developments Limited (CDL), is expected to achieve more than $500,000 in energy and water savings a year, sets the new world record for the Largest vertical garden,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The stunning 24 - storey 2,289 m 2 vertical garden at CDL's Tree House condominium has entered Guinness World Records. Photo: CDL (enlarge photo)
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the The highest botanical gardens are Pamir Botanical Gardens near Khorog, Tajikstan, which are at an elevation of between 2,100-3,500 m (6,889-11,483 ft) above sea level.
The Guinness World Records' record for the The largest vertical garden (green wall) measures 2,289 m² (24,638.59 ft²), and was achieved by City Developments Limited (Singapore), as part of the Treehouse development in Singapore.
Occupying a surface area of 2,289 sq m, the garden is expected to achieve more than $500,000 in energy and water savings a year.
Its features include heat-reducing windows and motion sensors at staircases that activate lights automatically.
Photo: World's Largest Vertical Garden
The vertical garden built by property firm City Developments Limited (CDL) can also reduce the estate's carbon footprint by filtering pollutants and carbon dioxide out of the air. This reduces heat absorption and lowers the energy needed to cool indoor spaces.
Mr Kwek Leng Joo, CDL deputy chairman, said: "With the eco-inspired Tree House, CDL has not only created a place where residents are proud to call home, but more importantly, a green icon which places Singapore on the world map."
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