Flora Botanischer Garten Köln

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Special glass construction in well-known botanical garden “Flora” in Köln

Place Cologne, DE
Surface ± 3,000 m2
Architect Königs Architekten
Realisation 2020/2021
Design U-construction with three curved glasshouses
Purpose Botanical glasshouse

Technically advanced project for Flora und Botanischer Garten Köln

Walkway in highest arch of 17 metres

For the famous botanical garden "Flora und Botanischer Garten " in Cologne, EdenParks, part of Smiemans, is building this year an exceptionally special glass construction by architects Königs. 

Footbridge in 17 meter high arch 

The gigantic construction has a U-shape in which three curves merge together. The middle arch has a height of no less than 17 meters, which is comparable to a six-storey flat. Due to this enormous height, there is room for a footbridge, allowing visitors to admire the tropical plants from a great height.

Watch our construction video: https://youtu.be/prHSUbzDxSM

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Glass palace with ± 4,500 m2 of glass

Architect Königs has succeeded in using as much glass as possible, as much as 4,500 m2 of insulated glass, in the construction. Due to the minimal use of steel, this light construction allows as much daylight as possible for the special exotic plants in the greenhouse. In the botanical greenhouse with an area of ​​3,000 m2, a tropical and a desert climate are simulated.

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Construction history

The use of the round shapes in glass constructions is something that Smiemans is known for. The arches of this new glass construction can be compared to our project for the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, also designed by Königs Architekten at the time. It is not the only well known botanical garden where EdenParks has built, but also for Keukenhof, Hortus Botanicus Leiden, Inverewe and RHS Wisley.

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Orangerie and walkways 

In addition to the botanical greenhouse, we are building an orangery that is connected by a roof. On the other side there is also a roof so that visitors can walk to another existing glasshouse in bad weather.

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