Green Roof

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When we enter the lobby of this green pavilion at Botany Centre (Singapore Botanic Gardens), you see a stretch of timber walkway covered by ripple of greens on the top of the roof.  This special feature not only rejuvenate the gardens but also provides the objective of the green pitch roof.

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You don’t find any special elements underside of the pitch roof.  But, by enjoying the reflection of the pond on the ceiling might be a bonus to understand how nature interacts among them.

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Either gets a faraway distant angle from the Green Pavilion, or another option is to reach the 2nd floor of the pavilion to get a closer look of the green roof.

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With the help of lushly covered plants decrease the temperature of the room beneath, obviously also decrease the energy generated.  It is no doubt, green roof are widely adopted eco concept and globally well received in the world.  Then again, did we take this eco steps for granted?  When you enter this blissful green land, the cooling and refreshing ambience don’t come along without the effort of green hands behind.  Without them, we won’t have a chance to enjoy a green and blue combination of this horizon of landscapes.  Should we thankful for that?


16 thoughts on “Green Roof

    thepoetsgarden said:
    April 18, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Lovely to be whisked back to The Botanic Garden in Singapore now I am home to a very cold spring in the U K, where the green’s struggling to break through.
    Thank you!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 18, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      “green’s struggling to break through”, this is the most beautiful moment before the spring dawn! 🙂

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    April 18, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Beautiful structures intermingling with nature. Thank you for giving us the sight.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      I always roam around the garden and report to everyone what I discovered!
      You have a nice day! 🙂

    isaac976 said:
    April 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    is this open to public Sydney ?

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 18, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      So for the late reply! Yes, it is daily free admission, they only close at 6.30pm, if I’m not wrong.
      And there is one cafe in the basement, the F&B are quite nice! Feel free go! 🙂

        isaac976 said:
        April 18, 2013 at 10:13 pm

        Nice .. might go for a run if I have the time .. looks very serene..

        Sydney Fong responded:
        April 19, 2013 at 12:14 am

        See you there! 🙂

    theINFP said:
    April 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    It’s all so lush and such vibrant colours

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 18, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Indeed! You really can’t tell from far this is a green roof! 🙂

    JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing said:
    April 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Reblogged this on lost creek publishing.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 18, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Many many thanks for the many many Reblogging! 🙂

    agatharaisinslover said:
    April 19, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Reblogged this on Mr B, the Gardener.

    kelihasablog said:
    April 20, 2013 at 7:35 am

    They use to do that here a little out west, but that was like 100 years ago. They just built their homes into the sides of hills so that the earth and grass would help keep out the heat and hold in the coolness of being underground. Your pictures are beautiful… 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 20, 2013 at 11:13 am

      Yes, green roof is the best and Eco way to cut the heat transmit ion.
      It helps to cool down the room temperature and is energy saving! 🙂

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