Padova Botanical Gardens / Stanton Williams
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Padova Botanical Gardens / Stanton Williams

The enlargement works of the Botanical Garden were carried out by Carron Spa and designed by London-based architrect Stanton Williams. The botanical garden of Padova was founded in 1545 and is the world’s oldest academic garden that has been preserving throughout the centuries its original location. The renovation project will be completed by the summer of 2014.

Architects: Stanton Williams
Location: Padova, Italy
Client: The botanical garden of Padova

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From the architects:

Our design is closely rooted in the garden’s historic fabric and urban context. The new glasshouses are positioned to one side of the site, creating an open area that forms a foreground for views of the nearby Basilica of Santa Giustina.Their diminishing height responds to the requirements of their different climates, with the tallest volume housing the lush greenery of the tropics and the smallest being the sub-arctic zone; the wedge-like form created by the single roof that links the volumes offers a foil to the historic garden’s circular enclosure whilst also deferring to the Basilica……

stantonwilliams.com


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