Mt. Cuba Center Greenhouse/Headhouse

Part of a Master Plan project at a botanical garden, the Greenhouse Complex aspired to a zero-energy footprint and involved extensive environmental sustainability measures.

Project Stats

  • Owner
    Mt. Cuba Center
  • Location
    Hockessin, DE
  • Project Type
    CM w/ a GMP
  • Design Professional
    Re:Vision Architecture
  • Market
    Cultural
  • Square Footage
    16,000

Phase 1 of the Mt. Cuba Center (MCC) Master Plan project will include construction of a new greenhouse complex consisting of a 9,000-SF greenhouse and 7,000-SF headhouse, a 73-space parking lot, entry path with associated stormwater management infrastructure, enhancements and accessibility adaptations to the main house and formal garden paths, as well as select utility infrastructure improvements. The Greenhouse Complex aspires to a zero-energy footprint. Environmental sustainability measures include building orientation and protective landscape features, water recycling and filtration, passive solar gain control and water heating, natural ventilation, geothermal heating, compost and nutrient recycling, and photovoltaics. MCC is a botanical garden in Hockessin, DE, that puts the beauty of native landscapes on display to inspire conservation.

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