John Hope Gateway Biodiversity Centre

John Hope Gateway Biodiversity Centre

The Royal Botanic Garden, established in 1670 as a physic garden, is now a world renowned centre for plant science, research and education.

The Royal Botanic Garden, established in 1670 as a physic garden, is now a worldrenowned centre for plant science, research and education.

To improve facilities for visitors and to encourage their interest in the Garden’s work and the relevance of plants, a new building has been designed by Edward Cullinan Architects to house exhibitions, a media studio, indoor and outdoor education spaces, offices, a shop, restaurant and a new biodiversity garden.

The Gateway acts as a threshold to one of the world’s most important botanical institutions and aims to capture the spirit and enthusiasm of that organisation. As part of the brief, it is designed to be an outstanding example of green construction and sustainability.

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