The building's design was based on three themes: water, plant life, and light. It includes three large greenhouses, called "serres" in French. The serres are made of suspended glass facades. They were engineered by Peter Rice.
Keywords: Glass suspension systems, exhibition structures. Submitted by Jane Murphy for ARCH 628: Building Construction II and ARCH 724: Structural Design in Architecture.
1980s (1980 - 1989) High Tech
Rice, P. & Dutton, H. (1995). Structural Glass. London: E & FN Spon. p. 27.