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Tree Museum / Enea Garden Design

  • 01:00 - 24 June, 2010
Tree Museum / Enea Garden Design
Tree Museum / Enea Garden Design

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    Schönbodenstrasse 9, 8640 Rapp
  • Architect in Charge

    Enea Garden Design

From the architect. Landscape "artist" Enzo Enea recently completed the Tree Museum in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, right next to the brand new headquarters for Enea Garden Design designed by Miami based Oppenheim Architecture + Design (more on that soon!).

The museum includes 50 different species on the site of a 14th century monastery, some of them 130 years old. These have been collected by Enzo himself for the past 17 years, sometimes rescuing trees threatened by construction or urban expansion. The collection includes over 2,000 species on an adjacent 2.5 acre park.

A delicate landscape work, using a series of local sandstone walls which frame the trees and generate zen like spaces to contemplate the beauty of the "exhibit".

More photos after the break.

Left: 17. Taxodium distichum, also known as Bald Cypress, is part of the Taxodiaceae family with an origin from Southeastern North America. With a height of 28.05/29.7 ft., the exhibited Bald Cypress is 50-60 years old. Right: 18. Pinus sylvestris, also known as Scotch Pine, is part of the Pinaceae family with an origin from Central Europe. With a height of 9.9/11.55 ft., the exhibited Scotch Pine is 50-60 years old / © Enea
Left: 17. Taxodium distichum, also known as Bald Cypress, is part of the Taxodiaceae family with an origin from Southeastern North America. With a height of 28.05/29.7 ft., the exhibited Bald Cypress is 50-60 years old. Right: 18. Pinus sylvestris, also known as Scotch Pine, is part of the Pinaceae family with an origin from Central Europe. With a height of 9.9/11.55 ft., the exhibited Scotch Pine is 50-60 years old / © Enea
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26 Comments

branka b · July 31, 2012

Museums of tomorrow> a combo of natural objects and delicate landscaping: http://t.co/qXohqZXO

Sara Ksr · May 21, 2012

Tree Museum
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wenchannisa · May 21, 2012

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bahar · October 17, 2011

very nice

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Emily Troutman · July 27, 2011

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Thomas Schielke · July 25, 2011

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simon hopkins · July 23, 2011

RT @dressingtheair: #environments- Swiss Tree Museum reverses the roles of structure and nature: http://j.mp/o2zVVu

paul schütze · July 23, 2011

#environments- Swiss Tree Museum reverses the roles of structure and nature: http://j.mp/o2zVVu

mariana · July 16, 2011

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LeBoYe · May 02, 2011

@dialogue_arts: Landscape “artist” Enzo Enea recently completed the Tree Museum in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland http://bit.ly/f0gWUD

DIA.LO.GUE. · April 27, 2011

Landscape “artist” Enzo Enea recently completed the Tree Museum in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland http://bit.ly/f0gWUD

Adrem · February 01, 2011

I visited the park while it was still under construction, last year, and found it nice; at least, I could get to know some new tree species, aside the few that are used in standard "civic architecture" around the Country. I don't remember paying an entrance fee, but maybe we were just lucky to come by during the last days of work.

Saw Zig · December 29, 2010

don't like it. It's just average, not bad, but not special. It doesn't give anything to the trees (nothing for me).
The blocks are too heavy and with all the holes and hangovers trying to be poetical. But it's fake. Poetical isn't achieved with some cuts into the stone. Only snobbish emotion.

That's only my opinion which is the one and the only.

EE · February 01, 2011 01:40 PM

I agree with what Zig says: It doesn't do anything for me either - because the trees would be more special, i.e. more natural in their own element (nature). The photos, however, always look good. It's just that you get a very different feel when you are there, for some reason. I think it was a good idea, and wonderful that he rescued these trees, but I am thinking it would have been more beautiful to view them in a more natural and harmonious landscape. The fact that he charges CHF 15 entrance fee AND you can't even picnic around the trees does not make it any better...

Gloriana Rada · November 10, 2010
Scott Hokunson · November 09, 2010

RT @EarthDesign: Photos of new Tree Museum in Switzerland: http://bit.ly/d4hidn #trees

Alice Webb · November 09, 2010

Photos of new Tree Museum in Switzerland: http://bit.ly/d4hidn #trees

sth · September 23, 2010

They took all the trees
Put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Joni Mitchell

nevertheless it seems to be a beautiful place!

Muen-Kaew · July 21, 2010

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evangeline cachinero · July 10, 2010

new tree museum.... http://www.archdaily.com/65463...

laogua · June 25, 2010

love the trees

JLBR · June 25, 2010

This site is in English, many of us (myself included), do not have English as our native tongue, we make an effort to post in English, so will you NOT post in Chinese, please?

z99 · June 25, 2010 07:27 AM

Don't be such a bully. Use Google translator if you really care that much

??? · June 24, 2010

??????~~

Case · June 25, 2010 05:06 PM

Yes, the ~~ is hard to put into words, but it is definitely there.

jeux de gestion · June 24, 2010

Love it

endersen · June 24, 2010

I love how the mineral "enlights" (maybe not the exact term) the vegetal, and respectfully the opposite.
Very relaxing sights.

oded · June 24, 2010

plans? section? details?
very nice

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