Plans for Iceland’s Eden Project-style biodome are ambitious.
Thanks to inspirational and ambitious biodome ideas, nature and modern life will soon collide on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
Hjördis Sigurdardottir, the CEO of Spor Sandinn, is in charge of Iceland’s version of Cornwall’s Eden Project. “I want a place where people can interact with nature on a regular basis,” she stated. People will be more conscious of the importance of the natural environment as a result of this.
“For modern living, the lack of a connection to nature is a severe concern. Nature is something we take for granted.”
The £31 million Aldin biodome, built by British architects Wilkinson Eyre, will have a tropical zone, a temperate zone, and farms that will provide food for a restaurant.
The project is already breaking new ground in food production, utilizing hot water from Iceland’s geothermal plants to boost plant growth.
“We’re gathering four times more salad than usual and growing vegetables outside that don’t ordinarily grow here,” Hjördis, 52, explained.
“We get winter weather for eight months of the year, therefore we are building an all-season center so we can always enjoy pleasant weather.”
She believes that in the future, the lush paradise will be a unique site for weddings, schools, and conferences.
The biodome is set to open in 2024, and building will begin next spring.