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Terrasson Cultural Greenhouse, France : Building Photos

French Greenhouse building design by Ian Ritchie Architects, London, UK

post updated 21 Jan 2021

Terrasson Cultural Greenhouse Building

Terrasson Cultural Greenhouse, nearr Limoges, western France
Dates built: 1992-93/96
Design: Ian Ritchie Architects

Terrasson Cultural Greenhouse Limoges France
photograph from Ian Ritchie Architects

A fragment of a greenhouse built to express their importance in the history of the European garden.

Terrasson Cultural Greenhouse Limoges Ian Ritchie Architects
photo from Ian Ritchie Architects

The building, designed in 1992, was conceived as a reference library and research centre on plants as well as a public performance space for theatre, conferences, exhibitions and other municipal events. It was also envisaged as a peaceful sheltered space and tea house within the 5 hectare landscape designed by Kathryn Gustafson.

Terrasson Cultural Greenhouse Limoges building
photo from Ian Ritchie Architects

Key Architectural Awards for this French building:

Corus Design Museum International Design Sense Award Shortlist (2000)
RIBA Award (1998)
RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize (1998) – 1st edition of this prize
Benedictus Award (1997)

French Greenhouse Building Terrasson Building
photo from Ian Ritchie Architects

Terrasson Greenhouse Building images / information from Ian Ritchie Architects 2007

The Terrasson building design is by Ian Ritchie Architectswho are based in London, England.

Location: Terrasson, France, western Europe

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