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Gardens by the Bay is a park spanning 101 hectares (1,010,000 m2) of reclaimed land in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.The largest of the three gardens is Bay South Garden, standing at 54 hectares. Gardens by the Bay is an integral part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a "Garden City" to a "City in a Garden". The stated aim is to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city. First announced to the public by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during the National Day Rally in August 2005, Gardens by the Bay is inted to become Singapore's premier urban outdoor recreation space, and a national icon.

An international competition for the design of the master plan, held in January 2006, attracted more than 70 entries submitted by 170 firms from 24 countries. Two firms &ndash Grant Associates and Gustafson Porter &ndash were eventually awarded the master plan design for the Bay South and Bay East Gardens respectively. Alongside lead designers Grant Associates, the British design team for Bay South included Wilkinson Eyre Architects (architects) Atelier Ten (environmental design consultants) Atelier One (structural engineers). This team was also supported by a number of Singapore Consultants including CPG Consultants (architecture, civil and structural, mechanical and electrical), Meinhardt Infrastructure (civil and structural), Langdon Seah (cost consultants) and PMLink (project management). The park has proven extremely popular for event planners, with demand so high that the park has to limit the number of events to three per week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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