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The Eden Project

The Eden Project
in Cornwall UK is like a living theatre of plants and people. It was created by a team led by Tim Smit, who had previously been responsible for The Lost Gardens of Heligan. This project is designed to 'promote the understanding of the vital relationship between plants, people and resources. One dome recreates a tropical rainforest, while the other houses a temperate climate.

Some Facts about the Constructions:

The scaffolding used was the largest bird cage scaffolding in the world, earning it an entry in the Guinness Book of Records.

The amount of earth shifted was 1.8 million tons.

85,000 tons of soil have been made on site from clay waste and composted green waste.

The largest biome
is 240m long, 55m high and 110m wide, with no internal supports.

The scheme was partly funded by lottery money, but only to the extent of about 10% of what was allocated to the Millennium Dome.

Eden is a permanent attraction which will grow and evolve over the coming decades. In 50 years' time, the mahogany trees will reach the top of the biggest dome.

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