CONSERVATION OF THE BUILT HERITAGE OF THE 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.