Missouri Botanical Garden Temperate House
Elegance and function converge at world renowned garden
Conducted an investigation of a masonry spawling issue and provided a solution.
Size: 11,000 sf
Status: Completed 1990
Awards: 1990 AIA Central States Regional Award Honor Award for Excellence; 1991 AIA St. Louis, Honor Award for Excellence
As part of the Climatron complex, Christner designed the Temperate House
to complement the landmark geodesic dome without overshadowing it. As a
result, the Temperate House focuses attention towards the Climatron,
but also asserts a subtle identity of its own. We created a geometric
volume of glass, steel and masonry that houses the Mediterranean
collection and provides an inviting environment for visitors.