Minale, Tattersfield & Partners is donating its services to greenhouse centre The Eden Project, which is applying for 50m from The Millennium Commission.
The Cornwall project’s architect is Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners – which is receiving fees. If the project is awarded 50m towards its 105m costs, it will become one of the commission’s 12 landmark projects.
“It is a contender to become a landmark project,” says a commission spokeswoman, confirming that a decision may be made “over the next few months”.
Minale Tattersfield’s managing director Alex Maranzano says this is “a very good cause, we are proud to be associated with it”.
The project will show the history of plants in relation to innovation. It will be the world’s largest plant habitat collection. The identity shows leaves covering the earth’s land mass.
Meanwhile, London Zoo is also seeking a 50m grant from the commission to build the world’s largest aquarium in London Docklands. Design has “not yet been considered” in any form, according to a spokeswoman.