Skyrise Greenery, encompassing rooftop and vertical greenery, plays an important part in contributing towards Singapore’s vision of a City in Nature. Due to limited land resources, skyrise greenery has increasingly become an integral component of sustainable urban development. Moving skywards helps to add a new dimension of integrating greenery into our urban environment.
Within NParks, much effort has been put into the research and promotion of skyrise greenery through seminars, publications, awards, and the development of guidelines and incentives.
What is skyrise greenery?
Skyrise Greenery encompasses both rooftop greenery and vertical greenery.
Rooftop greenery refers to the greening efforts and landscaping on rooftop surfaces. In general, there are three types of rooftop greenery:
- Green roofs (extensive)
- Hybrid gardens
- Roof gardens (intensive)
Recently, some of these rooftop spaces have even been transformed into spaces for urban farming.
Vertical greenery entails the incorporation of plants within vertical surfaces. It earlier involved climbing plants with adventitious, self-clinging roots growing directly on coarse building surfaces, twining plants growing on trellis and pergolas, or plants growing within the crevices of stacked rocks.
In recent years, numerous contemporary systems have been developed to grow a variety of plants on vertical surfaces.
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