10 Dec '12, 3pm

Singapore's supertrees light up the night:

Singapore's supertrees light up the night:

Starting this weekend, Singapore will shine, thanks to a canopy of artificial trees that tower hundreds of feet above the hot and humid city. The man-made mechanical forest, five years in the making, consists of 18 supertrees that act as vertical gardens, generating solar power, acting as air venting ducts for nearby conservatories, and collecting rainwater. To generate electricity, 11 of the trees are fitted with solar photovoltaic systems that provide lighting and assist with water flow in the conservatories below. These trees serve several purposes: they act as a vertical tropical garden, as the engine room for the environmental systems of the conservatory, and as rainwater receptacles. They will also be lit up at night, and some will connect by walkways to provide an aerial view of the garden. The Supertrees, which vary in height between 80 and 160 feet, are made of fo...

Full article: http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680097/singapore-s-supertrees...

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