Built on land that was reclaimed from the sea 30 years ago, the total size of Gardens by the Bay is 101 hectares or 177 football fields. The project was to align with the city's vision of transforming into a giant garden. Some of the major attractions include the Heritage Gardens, the Flower Dome, Dragonfly Lake, Bay East Gardens, and Golden & Silver Gardens.
The two conservatories were designed with environmental sustainability in mind, applying technologies that provide energy-efficient solutions in cooling. Uponor installed 7,500 square metres of radiant floor cooling for the conservatories as well as the concrete walkways.
The idea of the project was to create thermal comfortable conditions for the visitors on the walkways with minimum influence on the surrounding Mediterranean and Sub-tropical climate of the Gardens. Uponor’s hydronic radiant cooling system absorbs the sun radiation on the floor and keeps the area cool, meanwhile the set point temperature for the ambient climate zones stays at around 27,5°C.
To further demonstrate sustainable practice, Uponor partnered with German climate engineers Transsolar, who performed a thermal simulation for around-the-clock temperature distribution by using special software for dynamic thermal building simulations and a dynamic multi-zone building model. Combined with Uponor’s long-term experience on radiant cooling solutions the results were transferred into practice. This indoor climate simulation ensured the highest possible comfort in addition to the lowest possible impact on the environment.
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