ADN Developer Days are not an event just for the U.S. members. We hold the same event across the world in various countries. Two weeks ago, I was in Singapore to present AEC sessions. Again, technical detail to follow at more appropriate time. For now, I just wanted to share a few photos I have taken during the trip: the photos of so-called "supertree."
In case you haven't heard, the supertrees and surrounding area is one of Singapore's latest attraction. It is a part of the park called Gardens by the Bay. The idea of this supertree is to create a man-made mechanical forest in vertical direction, self-contained using solar power; although I heard it is not 100% self-contained, yet. But certainly it's attracting lots of tourist around the world, contributing for the economy. You can find more pictures and read an article about it here. Their official site includes a page describing about their sustanability effort. If you are curious who designed this, here is one link to find out.
During the Asia Pacific DevDays, we cover three countries in one week. The DevDays trip is like running around in full speed among airports and conference venues one after another. Our conference ends 5:00pm~. Our flight next day leaves 7:15am. I almost thought I would not have a chance to see this. But I found that it is open till 2am! I managed to convince our director to go and see this.
In the picture below, the funnel like structures with colorful lights are supertrees. The dinosaur like structure behind are conservatories.
Below, you can see the light changes. My original plan was to come closer and take a look at the details of those structure. Unfortunately, due to the bad weather we had on that day, we couldn't get up to the observation deck for the tour. And it was too dark to see the detail from outside. But we did go on top of the biggest supertree.
Here is a photo of the hotel next to the garden, looking like a spaceship, taken from the top of the supertree.
Hopefully I will have another chance to visit there. And if I do, I will try to go there during the day time. Many thanks to our director, who accompanied me to visit there in spite of the super busy schedule.