What is the Eden Project?Posted: October 21, 2012
The world’s largest man-made complex of greenhouses in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
|Total surface||39.540 m2|
|Total steel weight||700 tons|
|Total length off all beams||36000 m|
|Steel weight per surface||less than 24 kg/m2|
|Biggest hexagon area||80 m2 at a span of 11 m|
|Biggest dome diameter (dome B)||125 m|
|Column free area||15590 m2 WTB and 6540 m2 for HTB|
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The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, including the world’s largest greenhouse. Inside the artificial biomes are plants that are collected from all around the world. The project is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit, located 1.25 mi (2 kilometres) from the town of St Blazey and 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the larger town of St Austell, Cornwall.
The complex is dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species, and each enclosure emulates a naturalbiome. The domes consist of hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal, inflated, plastic cells supported by steel frames. The first dome emulates a tropicalenvironment, and the second a Mediterranean environment.
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