South Korea has just announced its Ecorium project – a huge natural reserve, similar to the Eden project in the UK. The country most popular with its electronics manufacturing is going to invest 80 million euro in a series of interlinking domes, stretching over 30 090 square feet.
Each dome is wedge-shaped greenhouse, which can track the sun and adapt the internal environment appropriately to create a global eco-environment across the spaces. No shade is used, only shade simulation by arrangement. The exterior is finished in metal panel, low iron low-e double glazing, wood and plexiglas.
The wider plans of the sponsor of the project, the National Ecological Institute of South Korea involve creating a large wild plant reserve, wetlands reserve, visitors centre and railway join the Ecorium. They certainly think big those guys, don’t they?