In this issue
Recently Nature Landscapes received numerous awards from the Landscape Industries Association Singapore (LIAS), NParks Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework Awards (LEAF) and the Skyrise Greenery Awards.
These awards are recognition for our collaboration with various industry partners to add value, promote sustainability and enhanced environmental awareness for landscapes implementation, landscapes maintenance and design.
Nine LIAS Awards were awarded to Nature Landscapes in recognition of quality and excellence for Project Implementation, Landscape Maintenance, ABC Waters and international Overseas projects. Five LEAF-Certified Developments 2017 by Nparks.
|Implementation||The Glades at Tanah Merah||Gold|
|Implementation||Rain Garden, Lor.8 Toa Payoh||Gold|
|Maintenance||Tree House Condominium||Gold|
|Overseas||Le Nouvel, KLCC||Bronze|
THE GLADES @ TANAH MERAH
OUTSTANDING AWARD LEAF AWARD
There are 3 sky Pods in The Glades that mimics the Supertree you see in Gardens by the Bay thus making it the main feature of the condominium. These supertrees each have a theme, shaped in the form of a Lotus. The fusion of temperate and tropical highland plants brings out a magical setting.
Sustainability is a key feature at The Glades. The Bioswales and an eco-pond form a stormwater treatment system, with ecotope plants used to cleanse water of various pollutants. Fibrous-rooted shrubs have also been planted to speed up water filtration back into the ground. The glades was awarded the LEAF award by National Parks Board.
The Eco Pond has about 20 various plant species. Some of these are water ecotope plants used to cleanse water. Birds and bees are highly attracted to the lush garden. This therapeutic garden is able to create inner peace, increase in quality of life and social connection among the residents.
TOA PAYOH RAIN GARDEN
Rain garden, a planted depression that allows rainwater runoff when substantial amounts of rain fall occurs especially in a tropical country like Singapore. This project was initiated because of a recurring problem of flooding in this particular part of the estate. The rain garden acts like a natural drainage (sponge) to absorb the excess water.
Integrated with amenities such as Pavilion with seating, green roof over provides cooling effects as well as visual pleasure. The board walk facilitates connectivity and engagement within the rain garden.
Cascading plants were installed to camouflage the concrete drain into the surrounding landscape and to soften the hard edges of the endless drainage trail.
LIAS GOLD MAINTENANCE AWARD
Built around the fringes of Bukit Timah nature reserve, Tree House landscaping is designed to integrate with the vibrant natural surroundings of the estate.
The spotlight is its iconic 24 storey 2,289 sq. meter vertical garden. This awe inspiring project clinched the title of the world’s largest vertical garden in the Guinness Book of Records (2014).
It was imperative this iconic vertical garden continued to live up to its global prominence. Despite limited accessibility and safety issues due to height and work space limitations, the maintenance team put in extra effort to ensure that the vertical garden remained luscious, green and healthy. Horticulturists put into place a special plant health management program to accommodate the varying conditions during the wet & dry months to achieve optimum growth throughout the year.