A new DARP botanical garden has recently been built in downtown Bogota. Here's what it looks like
May 16, 2022
Colombia has huge environmental problems that arise due to massive deforestation and illegal extraction of raw materials and minerals. To normalize the ecology of the city, the authorities of Bogota decided to build a botanical garden in the city center, which would allow to preserve many endangered plant species and prevent the so-called “Bogota Savannah” – a special natural area within the city from dying. The DARP bureau was responsible for the architectural design. The architects not only designed the complex of buildings, but also thought out a complex network of routes for visitors to the garden.
The complex of buildings in the new botanical garden was named El Tropicario. It consists of six partially interconnected glass pavilions, each of which has its own unique microclimate for the growth of certain plant species. Fenced walkways lead from pavilion to pavilion, passing over a specially preserved swamp (another problem in Colombia is constant drought, which causes water bodies to dry up).
The complex turned out to be functional, environmentally friendly and at the same time spectacular. Volumetric glass pavilions from afar attract the attention of both tourists and residents of the city, who are happy to come here for a walk with their children.