World's largest vertical garden in Singapore

Chung Lyn-Yi Channel NewsAsia 12 Jun 14;

SINGAPORE: A "Tree House" in Singapore has entered the record books as the world's largest vertical garden.

The Tree House condominium in Upper Bukit Timah and on Chestnut Avenue features a 2,289-square-metre vertical garden on its facade. City Developments Limited announced on Wednesday that it was officially recognised by the Guinness World Records.

Its green features make it a soaring success as well, and are expected to help save over S$500,000 in energy and water savings annually.

CDL said the vertical garden reduces the estate's carbon footprint by filtering pollutants and carbon dioxide out of the air. It also reduces the building's heat absorption such that residents whose homes are insulated by the green wall could see air-conditioning energy savings of between 15 and 30 per cent.

Mr Kwek Leng Joo, CDL deputy chairman, said: "We have continuously pushed the boundaries with breakthrough sustainable designs and features as well as state-of-the-art technologies.

“With the eco-inspired Tree House, CDL has not only created a place where residents are proud to call home but more importantly, a green icon which placed Singapore in the world map."

- CNA/ec