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How to designosaur

July 30, 2014
Author: Kathryn Nichols

A new species of dinosaur is discovered on average every ten days. Why not have a go at designing your own? This is a simple kids’ craft activity you can try at home or at school. You will need: 2 sheets of A4 card a printer scissors a glue stick colouring pencils or felt tips What [...]

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Falmouth students design solutions for the planet and its people

July 7, 2014
Author: Hannah

If you’re looking for something to renew your faith in humanity, make sure you drop in to see our exhibition of sustainable products designed by graduates at Falmouth University. These young students have approached ‘sustainable design’ in its widest sense, dreaming up simple products that not only put less strain on the environment and protect [...]

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How we designed our new biodiversity chandelier

October 11, 2013
Author: Carys Barriball

When Celine Holman, Eden’s senior exhibit designer maker, was given the brief to ‘tell the story of biodiversity and create a wow’, the possibilities were endless. With the brief fulfilled and the biodiversity chandelier hanging magnificently above heads over our Rainforest Aerial Walkway, Celine reveals the story behind it in this blog. A spectacular focal [...]

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New giant mining exhibit at Eden

August 27, 2012
Author: Hannah

When you next visit Eden, keep your eyes peeled for our revamped mining exhibit – you’ll recognise it from the giant truck tyre. It comes from the sort of monster truck that operates in open pit mines across the world. The trucks are as big as a three-bedroom house, weigh more than a jumbo jet, [...]

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Be part of our testing team

June 5, 2012
Author: admin

The Eden Project Digital team is conducting some user-testing so we can make the website as easy as possible to use. We’re looking for a small number of people to take part in a simple online, card-sorting exercise that should take less than 15 minutes to complete. If you can spare 10 to 15 minutes and [...]

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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 [...]

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Sophie Thomas: There’s no such thing as waste

March 31, 2011
Author: Guest

What have the giant WEEE Man at Eden and a citizens advice book from 1942 got in common? Designer Sophie Thomas reveals the answer. And reminds us that there really is no such thing as waste.  As a designer involved in the shaping of things, I remember being so excited to hear about the reclamation of [...]

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Wayne Hemingway: how to design free range kids

March 26, 2011
Author: Guest

Designer Wayne Hemingway on how to create a world where refuse is a thing of the past, communities share scraps of land, and kids run free. 1. Design for ‘free range kids’ I have fond memories of my family’s early home in a tower block, where we kids would play cricket and ‘cardboard’ down the [...]

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Shipping container art exhibition lands at Eden

March 7, 2011
Author: Hannah

There’s a new addition to Eden’s skyline this spring: a beautifully decorated shipping container that’s been transformed into a temporary art space. The container is one of 15 have that have been dropped at various sites across Cornwall, each showcasing the work of local artists. Inside ours, visitors can immerse themselves in a continuous wave [...]

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Recycled hotel to pitch in Eden Biome for the night

February 24, 2011
Author: Hannah

Visitors to Eden will see an unusual structure come to life in the Med Biome next week – a ‘one-night hotel’ made out of 10,000 disused tent poles. Designed by the engineering company behind the velodrome for the 2012 Olympics, the shelter is being put together by a world-class team of experts – along with [...]

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