This majestic dome is home to the tallest indoor waterfall in the world and is a masterpiece in sustainable design. Developed by Safdie Architects, Jewel Changi Airport boasts a stunning domed roof, enclosing tiers of horticultural displays and the dramatic, five-storey-tall HSBC Rain Vortex. Water used in the waterfall is collected and recycled to reduce water waste, while the domed facade is made out of special material to cut reliance on air-conditioning and cool the mall interior sustainably. 200 species of flora and fauna are not just for visitors to admire – they add as green lungs to purify and refresh the air.
Singapore's 'city in a garden' aspirations doesn't stop with our rugged nature trails and beautiful public parks. Our buildings are getting the green treatment too – and we're not talking about simple greenwashing. Some architectural gems in the city are lush and green but designed from the ground up with sustainability principles in mind. They use less electricity, produce less waste, and generally strive to have a low carbon footprint. We've sussed out some of the prettiest in the city that's worth stopping in your tracks to gawk at.