Peter Veenstra Visualizes Plans for a Vegetation-Encompassing Dome

 - Mar 6, 2018
References: designindaba & dezeen
Dutch landscape architect Peter Veenstra propositions a plant dome as a conference venue for Design Indaba in Cape Town. The spherical bamboo structure has a dual purpose. Firstly, it will be continuously used by the city for upcoming public events. Secondly, it is a "response to Cape Town's ongoing water crisis" as it demonstrates a method through which vegetative life can be maintained with no excess water usage.

The plant dome boasts a 50 meter wide structure and a "lattice, constructed from sustainable bamboo." The choice of material is in reference with efficiency and ecologically-minded consciousnesses. The bamboo for the plant dome has the potential to be grown fast and can be locally sourced. In addition, the supporting vegetation is "a huge spread of plants that are native to the Cape Floristic Region."