CORE ROOF EDEN PROJECT CORNWALL
The futuristic copper roof of The Core at the Eden Project tourist attraction in a former china clay pit at Bodelva near St Blazey, Par and St Austell, Cornwall, SW England, UK. The unusual architecture of the roof uses "biomimicry" i.e. using natural forms shown in plants etc for construction techniques. Apparently this roof uses phyllotaxis or Fibonacci opposing spirals as found in nature in sunflower heads, pine cones and snail shells. The sheen of the copper roof contrasts with the geodesic biomes in the background. All the site was built within a former industrial landscape by re-purposing a vast china clay quarry pit. Now an extremely important Cornish visitor attraction and environmental ecology educational facility showcasing different botanical climate zones under huges biomes (basically enormous climate controlled greenhouses). It is also a popular outdoor music venue, a unique place. The buildings resemble something out of a science fiction novel or film. The roof has since lost some of its shine after weathering.
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