CapitaSpring is a skyscraper in Downtown Core, Singapore. The building was designed by the architectural firm BIG and architect Carlo Ratti. With a height of 280 m, as of 2022, the building is the joint second-tallest in Singapore, with One Raffles Place, United Overseas Bank Plaza One, and Republic Plaza.
At CapitaSpring, 1-Arden’s restaurants Kaarla and Oumi form an ecosystem with a 930m2 Food Forest.
1-Arden is a multi-concept development by 1-Group comprising Kaarla Restaurant and Bar, serving coastal Australian cuisine and helmed by chef John-Paul Fiechtner; Oumi, a modern Japanese kappo restaurant headed by chef Lamley Chua; and a 930m2-Food Forest where a multitude of edible plants are cultivated, all on CapitaSpring’s 51st floor.
The Food Forest is overseen by 1-Arden’s head farmer, Christopher Leow of Edible Garden City. Leow works closely with Fiechtner, who is also 1-Arden’s executive chef, to grow crops that the restaurants and bar can use across the Food Forest’s five themed gardens: The Singapore Food Heritage Garden, the Wellness Garden, the Mediterranean Potager Garden, the Japanese Potager Garden, and the Australian Native Garden.
Whatever’s in season or ready to be harvested on any particular day will go to the chefs for their creations. And, in return, food waste from the restaurants, such as fish trimmings and vegetable scraps, gets turned into different targeted fertilizers to keep the garden lush, healthy, and biodiverse.
According to the channelnewsasia