Planting trees and increasing green spaces is the most widely available and effective way to combat the effects of man-made climate change. The Singapore Pavilion at the 2020 World EXPO in Dubai integrates landscaping into its design, showing that the built environment does not need to displace nature. With its theme of ‘Nature, Nurture, Future’, the Pavilion encapsulates Singapore’s story of overcoming its physical limitations as a small island city-state and adapting itself to become a liveable and biophilic city of the future.
Located in the World EXPO 2020 Sustainability District, the Pavilion creates an oasis of lush trees, verdant shrubs and vibrant orchids in the Arabian desert. This oasis is a self-sufficient ecosystem, powered entirely by photo-voltaic panels to achieve net-zero energy and water consumption during the 6 months of operation with management of energy and desalination of ground water.
Image Credits: Singapore Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai