Marina One, by Gustafson Porter, in Singapore. Marina One is a major project that is the result of collaboration between landscape architects Kathryn Gustasfon and Neil Porter and architectural agency Ingenhoven Architects. The partnership showcases the work of a talented team full of ingenuity in regard to landscape architecture projects. This project will also become one of the key pieces in relation to the landscape technological advances in the city. Indeed, in this project of mixed-use urban development in the heart of a business district in Singapore, the team has been innovative and made a considerable advance in the field by integrating the landscape sensitively to the architecture of four towers.
What makes Marina One so diverse?
At Marina One, we can discover several spaces arranged at different heights. First, an area of green space in the heart of the towers continues on the first floors of the mall. This central area, called Green Valley, is the largest area, where many facilities are installed. Particularly, we discover a pool into which vertical water columns flow from the top of the towers. The columns disappear underground into this large pool. We can also walk on a ramp that connects several floors of the mall across the vegetation surrounding the pool, then over the pool and between the columns of the waterfall to get to the first terrace.What are these Strata Terraces? Several terraces, called Strata Terraces, are located here and there on different floors of the buildings. It is from these terraces that people will enjoy performances and shows to be held in the heart of the central space of the Green Valley. When we go upstairs, we can encounter lush forest areas; these are called The Cloud Garden. Finally, at the top of the towers, there are The Green Screen and The Rooftop Garden, a green roof evoking a mountain. Related Articles:
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