城市发展绿艺廊
Category
社区建筑
Country
新加坡
Year of Completion
2013
Client
City Development Limited
Size
300sqm

The CDL Green Gallery is an extension to the Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Museum and showcases botanical and greening-related exhibits. From the start, all aspects of the project – from conceptualisation, design, construction, material selection and maintenance – were intended to support sustainability and environmental protection.

The gallery boasts of two eco-innovative features introduced in Singapore for the first time: the use of a prefabricated modular system for quick construction, and hempcrete, a durable plant-based material used for the external wall cladding. The latter, which is a mixture of hemp core, lime binders and water, also has very good thermal performance ideal for the air-conditioned gallery.

Other eco-friendly features at the gallery include green walls purposefully clad with butterfly-attracting plant species to encourage biodiversity, energy-efficient interior fittings, and passive and low-energy architectural designs. In addition, the project uses highly energy-efficient building systems and solar photovoltaic-clad roof panels that harvest renewable energy for the building’s operations, making the development Singapore’s first zero energy Green Gallery.