The renovation and expansion of the original greenhouse restored it as a main attraction of the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens. Today, it showcases different climatic zones with growth of tall trees and a wide variety of vegetation.
The Dvorsky greenhouse, designed by the office and built in the early 1980s, was about X square meters in size and quite low in its overall height, which significantly limited the overall scope of vegetation that could be displayed.
Out of respect for the original building and donor, the redesign preserves the front showcase section of the original greenhouse, as well as the central dome, which was the hallmark of the greenhouse.
The rear of the building was dismantled, and in its place an area totaling about 1,000 square meters was built up to a maximum height of 14 meters.
Most of the greenhouse area is designated for tropical vegetation and about a quarter for desert vegetation. Next to the foyer, space was allocated for a classroom for lectures and an area was designated for future development of public facilities.
The interior and vegetation design were done by the botanical garden staff in dialogue with the design team.
Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens
Ittai Aronson, Iris Rachmilevitch, Or Niv Shalev, Adi Gilad
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