Eden Project designer to take leading role in Kenyan environmental institute

April 1, 2011
Author: Tom

The organisation behind the original landscape “masterplan” for the Eden Project has won the right to work on a prestigious new environmental institute in Kenya.

Land Use Consultants is part of a consortium who won the bid to build a “green campus” for the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies at the University of Nairobi.

The campus is envisioned as an inspiring hub of activities themed around natural resources and sustainable development. It is expected that it will be almost carbon neutral.

Dominic Cole of Land Use Consultants was lead designer of the Eden Project landscape and worked closely with the internal team to turn a sterile former china clay pit into the verdant
garden it is today.

Dominic said: “We are very pleased that our involvement with the Eden Project and its global reputation led to our being invited to work with the winning team. We brought to the table some of the processes and rigour that was used to build Eden as a project.”

Professor Wangari Muta Maathai, who lends her name to the institute, is a conservationist and campaigner for democracy and peace. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, becoming the first African woman to do so.

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4 responses to Eden Project designer to take leading role in Kenyan environmental institute

  1. chrissie says:

    hi there i would like to know of how many tourists that goes to eden project.

  2. Eden Project says:

    Hi Chrissie – over 1 million people a year visit the Eden Project. Find out more facts and figures about Eden.

  3. Elouise says:

    I would like to know how many people visit Eden Project per year, however I would like to know from 2002-2014 please

  4. Hannah says:

    Elouise, take a look at these publicly available figures on the ALVA (Association of Leading Visitor Attractions) website http://www.alva.org.uk/details.cfm?p=423

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