As a self-proclaimed "global garden for the 21st century," ecological values sit at the heart of the Eden Project. This series of geodesic biomes comprise the world's largest plant enclosure and is located in a reclaimed pit where clay for china was once extracted. The series of eight domes was carefully oriented using solar modeling to maximize passive solar gain. The sun is used to foster a huge collection of tropical and temperate plants, whose fronds, flowers, and fruit demonstrate humanity's dependence on plants. In the visitors' area and restaurant, the project installed a system of automated roller shades from Hunter Douglas to help manage light and glare. The facility has welcomed well over five million visitors to date.
Mainland China (中国)
Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners