Мodernization of the Botanical Garden BFU Kantа, Kaliningrad, Russia
Königsberg town gardens were established in 1904. The garden creator and its first director Keber had gathered a collection of plants and acclimatized them in local conditions. After that the plants were recommended for cultivation and used for the town's decoration. Since 1968 the Botanic garden has been under the authority of the Kaliningrad University. Its total area covers 16,5 ha; the arboretum is 8,5 ha; the nursery garden is 0,5 ha; flower collections in open beds cover 1,5 ha. The rest of the territory is occupied by collectional greenhouses of tropical and subtropical plants, industrial greenhouses, hotbeds, lawns and the lake.
Concept Proposals for Astana 2017 Expo : from GEODOMAS & LTDHOLDING
Upon their recent selection to host the International Specialized Exposition in 2017 (EXPO 2017) with a theme Energy of the Future, National Company Astana and Mayor’s Office of Astana launched a sponsored international architectural competition for the development of a concept design of EXPO facilities, including an installation to serve as the symbol of EXPO 2017 in Astana. The objective of the competition is to get conceptual architectural and urban planning solutions and ideas for EXPO facilities.