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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Greenhouse Botanical Garden in Grueningen, Switzerland by idA

 
November 10th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: idA 

The new pavilion at the botanical garden at Grueningen relates strongly to its context. The design was inspired by the surrounding forest, not the built environment. Both the formal vocabulary and the structural concept derive from nature. The pavilion is conceived to harmonize with and expand the forest.

Image Courtesy © Markus Bertschi

  • Architects: idA
  • Project: Greenhouse Botanical Garden
  • Location: Grueningen, Switzerland
  • Photography: Markus Bertschi, Ladina Bischof
  • Client: Zuercher Kantonalbank
  • Completion: 2012
  • Area: 180m2

Image Courtesy © Markus Bertschi

The form was developed using Voronoi tessellation, also known as natural neighbor interpolation. Analogous to cell division in nature, the geometry of the roof as surrounding membrane was determined by the position of the old and new trunks. The forest was augmented by four steel trees that form the primary structural system of the pavilion. At about five meters, the trunks branch toward the treetop, which forms the natural roof. A secondary glass construction, suspended from the steel branches, encloses the inner space of the greenhouse.

Image Courtesy © Markus Bertschi

Image Courtesy © Markus Bertschi

Image Courtesy © Markus Bertschi

Image Courtesy © Ladina Bischof

Image Courtesy © Ladina Bischof

Image Courtesy © Ladina Bischof

Image Courtesy © Ladina Bischof

Image Courtesy © idA

Image Courtesy © idA

Image Courtesy © idA

Image Courtesy © idA

Image Courtesy © idA

Image Courtesy © idA

Image Courtesy © idA

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