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Grüningen Botanical Garden Greenhouse Nurtures Bananas and Papayas in Switzerland

Posted By Tafline Laylin On September 4, 2012 @ 5:11 pm In Architecture,Botanical,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery | No Comments

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The four trees designed by Buehrer Wuest arch into a steel canopy topped with a geometric roof that resembles the shapes created in cell division. The greenhouse [1] as a whole is specifically designed to match the surrounding natural environment and even to grown with it.

Glass hangs from the steel branches, demarcating various planting areas and enclosing the greenhouse. Inside are a variety of subtropical plants, including bananas and papaya, which could never grow alone in the typically cold climate more suited to rustic alpine lodges and winter fires [2]!

+ Buehrer Wuest Architekten [3]

Via Dezeen [4]

images by Markus Bertschi

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[1] The greenhouse: http://inhabitat.com/ikeas-new-mini-greenhouse-lets-anyone-create-their-own-indoor-garden/

[2] rustic alpine lodges and winter fires: http://inhabitat.com/dome-dotted-eco-resort-is-a-winter-wonderland-in-the-swiss-alps/

[3] + Buehrer Wuest Architekten: http://id-a.ch/projekte/07048_bog

[4] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/09/03/greenhouse-at-gruningen-botanical-garden-by-buehrer-wuest-architekten/

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