Plantorama Tilst (DK)

Design Plantorama Tilst have garden center

With ± 12,000 m2 largest garden centre in Denmark


Tilst, Denmark




11,862 m2


Breddels Architecten (NL) / Rambol (DK)

Type of structure

Asymmetrical roof structure


Garden centre and restaurant


New state of the art garden centre

In the northwest of Denmark, near the city of Århus, Smiemans is constructing a new garden centre of ± 12,000 m2 for Plantorama. The central building in which the entrance to the garden centre is located has a flat roof and a mezzanine floor. Customers can use an escalator to visit the restaurant, which receives natural daylight from the integrated transparent roof lights. PV panels are also located on this roof to generate the additional electricity. To increase functionality and make the best use of space, the warehouse is also carried out in the same way at the rear of this building. The majority of the outdoor garden will be covered with ‘open air’ plastic curved greenhouses to provide protected and pleasant outdoor sales for customers.

Roof construction with PV panels 

On both sides of the central main building, asymmetrical roof constructions will be built for the cold and warm departments of this garden centre. The south side of the roof construction will be partly equipped with insulated closed panels to mount PV panels on this to obstruct the entry of too much heat.


Sustainable experience centre

The total of ± 1.000 m2 of solar panels will generate an additional amount of electricity and therefore also a considerable CO2 saving. In addition, LED lighting will be used everywhere and special wide rain gutters have been developed by us to avoid any inconvenience during extreme rainfall and to collect all the water for irrigation of their plants. This is how we show that we both consider the environment of paramount importance.


Special design

The asymmetrical roof structure in combination with the central building, which has a flat roof, gives it a contemporary character. The new garden centre with a size of approximately two football pitches will be used as an experience centre, just like the other locations. In addition to the garden centre and restaurant, there is also a farmshop, a large pet shop and ‘Playland’ for the little ones. This is how Plantorama creates an experience for the whole family.


Focus of Plantorama

This special design will give an extra push in terms of size and appearance to the expansion drive of this successful garden centre chain. Plantorama, only 33 years old, already has 11 establishments. The 12th location in Tilst will become Denmark's largest garden center. The opening is planned for Spring 2021. We will also built another establisment in Hørsholm.

We are delighted with these new developments that we will be able to integrate in Tilst, Denmark's largest garden center

Peter Vang Christensen, CEO Plantorama

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