|Category||Sports, Community & Recreation | Civic & Cultural|
CDL Green Gallery
Singapore's First Zero-Energy Gallery
The CDL Green Gallery, an extension of the Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Museum, is Singapore’s first zero-energy gallery. An innovative, sustainable building, the CDL Green Gallery will feature botanical- or greening-related exhibits, and historical items on display including old photographs, artefacts, plant specimens, rare botanical books and botanical paintings that date back to the early 19th century.
Designed to be sustainable right from the start, the project introduces two eco-features for the first time in Singapore: the use of Hempcrete, a bio-composite material; and a pre-fabricated modular system that reduces onsite construction time. Rooftop solar panels harvest solar energy to generate an annual energy yield that is greater than the gallery’s estimated annual energy consumption, making this a zero-energy building.
With the prefabricated modular system, six individual containers are precast with Hempcrete at an external quality controlled site and then assembled onsite, with minimal impact on the lush garden grounds. These pre-fabricated containers are easy to build, easy to dismantle and expandable if required.
Additionally, green walls clad with butterfly-attracting plant species encourage biodiversity. Along with the passive architectural design, the CDL Green Gallery is a truly green and sustainable building for the community.
Photos courtesy of City Developments Limited
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