The City Administration for Environmental Protection of Novi Sad has opened the tender for the designing of a botanical garden complex in Petrovaradin.
The botanical garden will be located on an area of 4.2 hectares, and the location of the future complex is along the northeastern outline of the zone of the Hornwerk defense structure.
The compositional solution of the project of the botanical garden needs to take the form of smaller and larger units, as a specific park area with a multifunctional purpose, because it will have a science-research and educational and decorative functions.
The future complex will feature a center for visitors, an exhibition part and an economic-production (research) part.
The zone of the center for visitors will encompass a sale space, offices, a multimedia hall, a library, rooms for the herbarium, a reading room for professional gatherings, a smaller indoor museum etc.
The exhibition part will have a collection of shrubbery, trees, annual and perennial herbaceous plants, a lake with aquatic and semi-aquatic plant varieties, a glass greenhouse with tropical varieties, alpine gardens, a Japanese garden, open areas for resting with fountains, sculptures, a pergola and benches.
The economic-production part will feature laboratory rooms, an experimental science-research field, a smaller production facility for the maintenance of the garden and the development of newly induced taxons, the sale of seedlings to the visitors, warm and cool vegetable parcels, manipulation areas and a smaller glass greenhouse.
All the areas in the exhibition and economic-production parts are supposed to be equipped with an adequate irrigation system, and all the facilities and units should be accompanied with information panels and the possibility of electronic guidance through a QR code system.
The garden must be adapted to people with disabilities and parents with children, in line with the regulations.
A network of paths and open areas for gathering should be planned for the functioning of the botanical garden.
It is added that the urban planning solution of the botanical garden complex should be contextually connected with the existing green areas in the surrounding environment (Molinari Park, green areas around the Petrovaradin Fortress…).
The possibility of a phase-based realization of the complex is mandatory. The first phase should encompass all the features of the botanical garden necessary for its efficient functioning, and the second phase should encompass parts of the space in the far west and east parts of the space which feature illegal family housing facilities.
Within the public procurement procedure, the designer should carry out geodetic and geotechnical exploratory works and then prepare an urban planning project and project-technical documentation for the construction.
The job of the designing of the botanical garden is estimated at RSD 25 million.
The tender is open until November 15, and the details can be found HERE