SINLOC AT THE BOTANICAL GARDEN, AN UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Sinloc supported the University of Padua in its project to expand Padua’s Botanical Garden, on behalf of the Cassa di Risparmio Foundation of Padua and Rovigo.
The Botanical Garden has become a major tourist attraction in the city and the entire Veneto region, thanks to the construction of the “biodiversity garden”, a glass and cement dome that is 100 m long and 18 m high, with an area of 15 hectares dedicated to plants from all over the world.
An investment of only € 15 million has made it possible increasing attendance and services use of the Botanical Garden and developing an action plan aimed at achieving medium/long-term economic sustainability.
The University asked Sinloc to identify and develop an organizational management model and a financial and economic plan with the aim of guaranteeing financial and economic sustainability in line with the revitalization targets of the surrounding neighbourhood.
Approximately 1,300 species are included in the Biodiversity Garden’s exhibition project. They live in environments with homogeneous levels of humidity and temperatures, which simulate the climatic conditions of the planet: from tropical to sub-humid areas, and from temperate to arid zones. The position of the plants within each environment and the pond for aquatic plants reflects a phytogeographical subdivision.
The Biodiversity Garden’s greenhouses are an impressive showcase: a selection of the Earth’s flora, from the equator to the poles. From the most favourable conditions for life, with high humidity and temperatures that foster rainforest growth, to extreme conditions, where cold and low humidity make life nearly impossible.
Padua’s Botanical Garden is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as a cultural asset.