In 2006, WilkinsonEyre was part of a British-led team that won the design competition for one of the most ambitious cultural projects of recent years: the masterplan for Singapore's Gardens by the Bay. The project, comprising three separate gardens covering a total of 101 hectares was central to the government's visionary plan to transform the city-state into a City-in-a-Garden. WilkinsonEyre's brief was to design an architectural icon, a horticultural attraction and a showcase for sustainable technology at the heart of the Gardens at Bay South. Their response was the Cooled Conservatory Complex. The two main conservatory structures are among the largest climate-controlled glasshouses in the world.