The new building

The 50-year-old tropical greenhouse showed considerable age damages and has to be replaced. The University of Basel is the responsible construction manager of a new tropical greenhouse (construction period: July 2019 to fall 2022). Thanks to contributions from benefactors, a cloud forest house can also be built and the visitor foyer can be completely renovated.

The design

The new tropical greenhouse can be built on the foundation of the old one, so that the three-nave structure remains, but at the same time the greenhouse becomes higher. A completely new cloud forest house will be built for tropical mountain plants. The visitor foyer will be equipped with a large front facade and will be used for events. Finally, the entrance area will be redesigned as an open meeting place. The new design was designed by the Basel architects Fistarol Sintzel Jacobs.

The finishing interior

For an optimal finishing of the tropical house and its surroundings there was initially still a financial need, for example, for the construction of the new tropical pond, the construction of suitable  presentation conditions for the titan arum (see more on the website of the Papiliorama Kerzers: http://titanwurz.com/), the integration of the orchid collection into the tropical house and, last but not least, for the planting. Withour our generous and highly engaged donors and sponsors we could not implement everything.

We would like to thank all sponsors, private donors and helpers for their commitment!

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model of the new greenhouse

If you would like to support us in this big, beautiful project, please find below the details of the Tropical Greenhouse donation account.

Donation account

University of Basel
P.O. Box 2148
Petersplatz1
CH-4001 Basel
CH29 0077 0020 0590 4392 2
Reference: Tropenhaus DUW 2224

We thank you very much for your support.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the secretariat