Talk | Gardens of Eden

Thursday, 30th June 2022, 18:30 to 20:00
Arnolfini Theatre
£12/ £10 Concessions/ £5 UWE Bristol Students → Book

Join us for an evening to learn about the Eden Project’s New Edens – a global response to the planetary emergency.

Eden Project is an educational charity and social enterprise based in Cornwall in the south west of England. Built into an old china clay pit in south Cornwall, the original Eden Project opened in 2001, transforming the area into a global garden and visitor attraction. It features the largest rainforest in captivity and a Mediterranean landscape, captured within huge, bubble-like greenhouses (biomes) set in temperate gardens.

Eden Project International is now developing new projects across the UK and on every inhabited continent of the world. The New Edens include:

Eden Project North re-imagines Morecambe as a seaside resort for the 21st Century, inspiring wonder and a connection with the natural world drawing on the Eden Project’s focus on education, ecology and community.

Eden Project Qingdao, China was the first Eden Project to be announced outside Cornwall. It will be themed around water, showing that it is the life blood of nature, culture and civilisation. Highlights will include the largest indoor rainforest in the world as well as world-class water gardens, both indoors and outdoors.

 

Programmed in partnership with Design West.

 

Our speakers

Jolyon Brewis is lead architect for Eden from Grimshaw Architects. His expertise in large-scale super-efficient enclosures is typified by his work on the Eden Project Biomes. He has gone on to design schemes for Eden Project destinations in China and Australia and is leading the concepts for the Heathrow Expansion.

 

Jolyon’s building designs skilfully combine a wide range of influences. The efficiency of natural forms has inspired a number of buildings for Eden Project and NIRAH. Jolyon’s enjoyment of collaboration is demonstrated by his work on The Core at Eden Project and The Laboratory at Dulwich College, on which he collaborated with the sculptor Peter Randall-Page RA.

 

Tim Narey is Project manager Eden International and is part of the team that delivered the original Eden Project in Cornwall, designing the iconic biodomes which have become synonymous with the venture. Tim completed his architecture degree at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1995 before joining the London-based firm Grimshaw Architects who have been long-term partners of Eden Project North.

 

Tim has been working hard to complete architectural plans & drawings for the £1m planning application relating to Eden Project North.

 

Jane Knight is a key member of Eden Project International Limited (EPIL) creative development and project delivery team.  She is a professional landscape architect with more than thirty years’ experience gained working in multi-disciplinary teams in the public and private sectors in UK, USA, Australia and Hong Kong where she has worked on many high impact projects.

 

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