France Will Soon Be Home To World’s Largest Single Dome Greenhouse


(Source: New Atlas)
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Northern France is not very well known as a tropical paradise because it has never been one. That is all about to change thanks to the French form Coldefy & Associates. The firm just unveiled the plans to construct the world’s largest single dome greenhouse in the Pas-de-Calais area.

The project is rightly dubbed as Tropicalia and will measure 20,000 square meters. It comprises of a huge aluminum frame and ETFE cushions. This air-filled transparent plastic building material is commonly used instead of glass in architectural projects.

(Source: New Atlas)

Coldefy & Associates says that a natural greenhouse effect will provide a constant temperature of 28° C inside. It is assumed that some kind of ventilation will be used to maintain this temperature. ArchDaily reports that the excess heat might be stored or piped to the surrounding areas.

(Source: New Atlas)

The interior of the dome will have lush greenery and animals that are native to tropical areas like butterflies, hummingbirds, fish, and turtles. There will be a 1 km long footpath for the visitors and it will take them through a carefully landscaped route with bridges, pools, and waterfalls. There will also be a restaurant, hotel, guesthouses, stores, and an area for scientists.

(Source: New Atlas)

The world’s largest single dome greenhouse is set to begin construction in 2019 and the expected completion is somewhere in 2021. According to Coldefy & Associates, 500,000 visitors will visit Tropicalia annually. More details about the project are expected to come to light soon.

 

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