Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Gardens unveil Alpine glasshouse
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November 28 2013Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden for over 30 years has been unveiled by its architects, Smith Scott Mullan Associates.
Built to house and displays a variety of alpine plants it incorporate a planted rock form which extends into the surrounding landscape.
The design provides the plants with ideal conditions of light, ventilation and shelter and employs a striking form intended to be reminiscent of the jagged peaks of an alpine skyline.
This takes the form of a 7mk tall rhomboid of glass, Tufa and stainless steel which provides both an optimal climatic environment and structural drama.
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