Armenian biodiversity information and education center
Client: WWF Armenia
Budget: 200'000 $
Stage: built, completion phase
Location: Yerevan, Botanical garden
Built in the 1980s, the entrance pavilion of the large greenhouse was in poor condition. This small building had a rather uncomfortable layout and an inhospitable interior.
While retaining the original architectural appearance of the building, we radically changed its "stuffing".
If we imagine the pavilion as a sector of a large circle, then the inner space can be divided into three concentric lanes: outer, middle and inner. We moved the main exhibition hall forward to the outer lane. This provided a good natural lighting and bigger size. On the sides of the middle lane, we have placed a training room and the staff offices. In the previously unused premises of the inner lane, there is now a bathroom and a kitchen.
A complete renovation of facility constructions from the foundation to the roof was carried out. All internal engineering networks have been completely replaced. The center got a modern integrated ventilation, heating and air conditioning system, based on VRV.
We hope the greenhouse part will be renovated next.