07 Jul '12, 1am

On Supertrees, neo-colonialism and globalisation

Another hidden cost is the environmental one – the Gardens project is a spectacularly green one – in the sense that it has created a spectacle (in the Guy deBord sense) of nature itself. The Supertrees also have what is said to be an amazing light show, literally nature as entertainment. However, while green spaces like Bukit Brown and the Bukit Timah Reserve act as the literal lungs of the island, cooling and purifying the atmosphere – could the same be said for the Gardens? According to the press releases, NParks commissioned an energy modeling study to “ascertain the environmentally sensitive energy requirements of the conservatories” which showed that “the energy consumption for the conservatories is comparable to that of an average commercial building in Singapore of the same footprint and height, normalized to a 24-hour cooling period.” So at least where the conserva...

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On Supertrees, neo-colonialism and globalisation

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