CNBC Documentation on Marina One. New urban jungle in Singapore
CNBC - Consumer News and Business Channel - reported on Marina One and made a short documentation about the whole project and its current state. Only recently they've toured the development to learn how its eco-friendly design could be a model for future living.
Marina One in Singapore is to date the largest project by ingenhoven architects. The project was officially opened on 15th January 2018. As an international role model for living and working, Marina One makes an innovative contribution to the discourse on mega-cities, especially in tropical regions, which, in the context of increasing population and climate change, face enormous challenges.
The high-density building complex with its mix of uses extends to over 400,000 square meters and, with its group of four high-rise buildings, defines the Green Heart—a public space extending over several stories. This three-dimensional green oasis reflects the diversity of tropical flora.
Today, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities. This number will increase to 70 percent in the next three decades. By 2050, the world’s population will increase to nine or ten billion. In urban agglomerations, this growth cannot be accommodated without high-rise buildings. The Green Heart is the core concept for Marina One. It was designed by ingenhoven architects in close cooperation with landscape architects Gustafson Porter + Bowman. The largest public landscaped area in the Marina Bay Central Business District of Singapore provides living space close to nature, the usable area of which is 125 percent of the original site surface area.
For the original feature by CNBC, please follow this link: www.cnbc.com/this-new-urban-jungle-in-singapore-could-be-the-future-of-eco-friendly.html