Sunday, 27 September 2015
Gardens By The Bay Singapore in Pictures, (Post 2 of 3) Sculpture By David Keegan
Gardens By The Bay
Gardens by the Bay (Chinese: 滨海湾花园; pinyin: bīnhǎi wān huāyuán; Malay: Taman di Pesisiran; Tamil: வளைகுடா தோட்டம்) is a park spanning 101 hectares (250 acres) 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 (130 acres). 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 – Grant Associates and Gustafson Porter – were eventually awarded the master plan design for the Bay South and Bay East Gardens respectively.
There are any number of weird and wonderful sculptural elements dotted throughout the Landscape in Gardens By The Bay, ranging from the dramatic sculpture of the floating boy by Marc Quinn as seen in the picture above, to the ingenious driftwood sculptures of James Doran-Webb, to the Chrysanthemum flower goat figures dotted amongst the flora displays celebrating Chinese New Year (Time of Visit February 2015) to fiery dragons and sharp clawed perching eagle.
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