Seattle Spheres - Seattle, Washington, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285
N 47° 36.920 W 122° 20.375
10T E 549629 N 5273758
Quick Description: The Seattle Spheres built from February 2013 to January 2018. Located at 2111 7th Avenue, Seattle, WA.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 8/22/2022 5:16:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM16KRR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

The Seattle Spheres (the Spheres) were designed as three separate building. As the planning progressed the design changed. Designed to house plants and tall trees from the Amazon. The Spheres will be open to visitors by reservation during the first and third Saturday of each month, free of charge. To register for a visit, please select your preferred Saturday and time. Reservations become available 15 days before the date.

"Beginning with an idea similar to a collaborative indoor garden, The Spheres were first envisioned as a single curved glass building filled with plants and tall trees. During early planning, the design team studied the form and function of several sphere-like conservatories around the world, including the UK’s Kew Gardens, the Mitchell Park Conservatory in Milwaukee, WI, and La Biosfera in Genoa, Italy. Eventually, three distinct buildings emerged, and their shape and geometry evolved over the course of the design process.

"The very first plant logged in The Spheres plant collection was a Mountain Cacao specimen. Also known as Herrania balaensis, this Ecuadorean cacao species produces pods that can be used to make a sweet and high-quality chocolate.

One driving philosophy behind the plant collection was the concept that The Spheres should feel like “year five on day one.” In light of this principle, Amazon Horticulture sourced plants from botanical gardens, private growers, and universities all over the world years before The Spheres opened. These plants are still grown and cared for in the Amazon greenhouse as part of Horticulture's larger plant collection. Plants regularly circulate between The Spheres and the greenhouses dependent on the season." Source

Building Address:
2111 7th Avenue
Seattle, WA United States

Is it open to the general public?: yes

When was it built? (Approximate if you must.): 2/1/2013

What is the name of this building?: The Seattle Spheres

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