A five-metre tall Elmich vertical garden is a major highlight of the roof garden at the National Gallery Singapore, a modern art museum created by combining two historic monuments. The Gallery was converted from the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings, both of which were built in the 1900s.
The Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery covers an area of 3,000 square metres and includes the Elmich vertical garden and an outdoor exhibition space. The lush green wall challenges talented artists to create art pieces that will be presented against the verdant backdrop to create a refreshing experience for visitors. Additionally, the vertical garden brings aesthetic improvements within the Gallery and environmental benefits such as the reduction of the urban heat island effect.
One of Elmich’s majestic green walls also runs along the outer edge of the Supreme Court Terrace facing the demure Rotunda dome. The Terrace offers a sophisticated setting for events with visitors walking around the dome and feasting their eyes on the green canvas.
Developer/Owner: National Gallery Singapore, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY); Architect: studioMilou architecture/ studioMilou singapore; CPG Consultants Pte Ltd; Landscape Contractor: Flora Landscape Pte Ltd.
Image: National Gallery Singapore