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This Jaw-Dropping Building Complex In Singapore Has 160,000 Plants

By Kristin Hunt

The people who work and live at Marina One enjoy lots of perks. There’s a 26,000 square foot gym that boasts an enormous climbing wall and indoor pool. The restaurants range from sushi bars to fine Chinese dining, with quick-service smoothie shops thrown in between. 

But there’s also the lush greenery in every spare corner, designed to boost air quality and make Marina One a replicable blueprint for eco-friendly architects.

Marina One opened earlier this year in Singapore’s central business district. The LEED Platinum-certified complex includes four high-rise buildings, two for offices and two for residential apartments, with a “green heart” in the center. This heart is packed with trees and bushes, which cascade over the bridges connecting the complex. Altogether, it’s roughly 160,000 plants, representing over 350 different species.