Themed “Nature, Nurture, Future”, the Singapore Pavilion showcased Singapore’s story of overcoming its physical limitations and adapting itself to become a “highly liveable and sustainable city”.
The pavilion also aimed to encourage “visitors to contemplate their roles in fostering stronger relationships between nature and the built environment”, said the pavilion’s website.
The Singapore Pavilion is designed to have minimal impact on the environment as a self-sufficient ecosystem to achieve net-zero energy over the event period.
All of the pavilion’s energy demands were met by the 517 solar panels on the roof canopy. Saline groundwater drawn on-site was desalinated in the pavilion by a reverse osmosis process to cater to various needs and uses, such as irrigation and misting, achieving a closed-loop water system.
It also featured an extensive variety of plants, including those native to Singapore. They were planted along the pavilion’s perimeter to form a unified canopy that will help to withstand strong winds, provide shade to visitors and create a microclimate within.
Source: Channel News Asia