Eden Project - is not only an outstanding piece of architecture that affects the audience with their appearance, but also the world's largest greenhouse. Inside the artificial biomes - plants collected from around the world.
In the British province, Cornwall, away from busy roads and the popular hiking trails near the small town of St Austell built a unique greenhouse - Eden Project, the place where the assembled one of the largest collections of flora on the planet, a true Garden of Eden, which is embodied in the life the idea of the beautiful, flower-filled world, the preservation of which depends on each person on Earth.
The instigator of the project was Tim Smith, a music producer, and architectural development took Nicholas Grimshaw, whose experience is not something, and Waterloo Station in London.
The success of the venture, few believed, but the result exceeded all expectations.
The opening of the complex took place on March 17, 2001. Covering an area of 1, 6 hectares is located two greenhouses made quite unusual - this is a huge, interconnected geodesic domes - biomes covered with multi-layer, translucent film ETFE, well passes ultraviolet rays, which is important for the well-being of plants.
In one biome is represented by tropical flora, in the other - the Mediterranean, and the third part of the complex is located in the open air, it is planted with plants that can adapt to local conditions.
Jungle with rain forests, olive groves, rubber trees and rice straw, cotton and essential-oil plants, bamboo, citrus, cork trees, as well as a demonstration that out of all this is done - everything is subordinated to the main idea of the creators of "Eden" - show place and importance of plants in human life.
Today, Eden Project - it is not just a popular tourist destination, a place where visitors do not stop to talk and demonstrate how close we are to nature, and how important it is for us to preserve it.