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June 25, 2024

NU Architectuur Atelier and achipelago complete a 7,600 square meters garden renovation and pavilion construction embodying the essence of green architecture

Meise, Belgium

Located in the heart of the 92-hectare Meise Botanic Garden, the Green Ark Project by NU architectuuratelier and archipelago architects features the successful renovation of 7,600 square meter of greenhouse complex and the installation of a spectacular hyperboloid pavilion made with sustainable Kebony.

Clear wood housing more than 10,000 species of endangered plants across 22 different greenhouses, each independently regulated to ensure optimal temperature and climate conditions for the diverse collection of flora.

Amongst the pioneering new technologies installed at the Green Ark is an irrigation system that recycles the rainwater that falls onto the building, contributing to the reduction of energy consumption which has been halved in comparison to the old greenhouse facilities.

Green Ark

The Green Ark will also act as a learning hub, educating the Meise Botanic Garden’s 240,000 annual visitors about the ever-increasing threat that climate change poses to the planet’s biodiversity and the innovations to protect the environment for future generations.

Dually modified Kebony wood shingles were sawn into the roof of the pavilion, providing a natural finish that places the Green Ark in harmony with its botanical surroundings and enriches the visitor experience, as well as supporting the project.

Green Ark

The fast-growing FSC-certified softwoods used by Kebony are specifically planted for this purpose and grow to the desired sixes in 25-30 years, while hardwoods can take 80-200 years to grow.

During the growth of these trees, carbon is captured from the atmosphere, contributing to CO2 sequestration.

The dual modification process permanently transforms the wood cell walls by forming locked-in furan polymers increasing the dimensional stability, durability, and hardness of the wood guaranteeing both long life and a high level of safety.

Project: Green Ark
Architects: NU architectuuratelier and archipelago architects
Client: Agentschap Plantentuin Meise
Photographs: Courtesy of Meise Botanic Garden

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