Behold: what will soon be the world’s largest tropical greenhouse under one roof. Unveiled at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale, the vast Tropicalia (35m tall at its highest point) is planned for Northern France’s Côte d’Opale and is set to be completed by 2024. To wit:
Tropicalia will provide a unique tropical greenhouse experience with a regular temperature of just under 80°F (26°C). It will feature both tropical plants and fauna such as fish, reptiles, birds, and butterflies. This man-made ecosystem will take up over 200,000 square feet of land and is enclosed by a massive dome.
The nighttime LED glow emanating from vast greenhouses in the Netherlands, as documented by German photographer Tom Hegen.
Of this trippy cinematic traipse through botanical gardens and oil paintings, artist Joe Hamilton tells Colossal:
Regular Division is a collaged video loop that was shot and digitally composed on location in Europe, Asia and the Middle East as part of a new series of works looking at landscape. The series responds to the impact of the digital technologies on our representation of landscape and the effect of this on our relationship with landscape.
Homebase it is so.
Joanne Cullen writes:
This is a the first plastic bottle greenhouse in North Dublin [Lynn Boylan, above, who lead the build]. It was constructed of 2,000 2 litre plastic bottles and reclaimed wood. It was created by Global Action Plan (GAP) Ireland for a local school in Ballymun and is fully operational.
Two thousand bottles.
Global Action Plan Ireland