Case Study: The John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The new John Hope Gateway Building needed to integrate into the special and sensitive landscape of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and provide a front door to one of the world’s leading botanical institutions.

The new building was to be a showcase for sustainable design and include many low energy technologies. Wherever possible, the building was to be made out of natural materials with low embodied energy, including a structure and finishes predominantly in timber to demonstrate the importance of trees.

The case study, provided by the project’s Architect Cullinan Studio includes a description of the project, images, drawings, a description of the sustainable principles applied and lessons learnt.

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