Type

Interpretive Gallery

Programme

Exhibition and Graphic Design

Location

Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

Client

Alfatech / Nparks

Timeline

2019

Surface

500 sqm

Budget

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Contractor

Alfatech

The Seed Bank is a valuable reserve to prevent the extinction of species… as well as to benefit future generations

Singapore’s first Seed Bank is nestled within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, operating as a conservation, research and education facility within a colonial building. Under the guidance of NParks, we curated a guided educational journey of the process, from seed gathering to seed storage, garnering the interest of families, tourists, and people in the field of work. The uniqueness this exhibition is having the privilege to witness the staff working in the laboratories, alongside a panel which explains the process, and an interactive element for visitors to engage by mimicking the actions of the professionals. Even within the panel, information is presented in different forms, through short intro texts, pictures of the processes and actual machines, diagrams for better understanding, simplified axonometric views of the machinery, followed by detailed explanations for those who are interested in the scientific content. The seed displays are located where there are direct views out towards the Botanic Gardens, which is home to the actual living plant collections. Much thought was given in the display and arrangement of seeds of all shapes and sizes as well, with each seed requiring a customised stand.

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