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Singapore's "Supertrees"

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Supertrees Singapore

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As part of Singapore's masterplan to develop its Marina Bay area, these towering eighteen 'Supertrees' take vertical greenery a step past vertical gardens.

They integrate over 226,000 plants -- some 200 species -- with a host of other functions, like solar power and solar hot water generation, rainwater collection and acting as ventilation towers for the horticultural conservatories below.

READ THE FULL STORY: Huge Biomimetic "Supertrees" Taking Root on Singapore's Waterfront (Video)