HERITAGE - CANTON OF VAUD

greenhouse for lausanne’s botanical garden

An atypical volume of 33 m by 5.6 m rising to more than 5 m in height, is incorporated in the botanical garden designed by Alphonse Laverrière, occupying a narrow plot along the botanical garden’s main pathway.

A simple glazed skin encloses an active and complex organism.

With its roof and façade openings and its thermal screens, the greenhouse adjusts permanently to meet the requirements of a tropical climate on one side and accommodate carnivorous plants on the other.

The sobriety of this greenhouse complements the lush collection it accommodates.