A place in which the growth or development of something (especially plants) is artificially hastened.
- Such a self-referential approach, however, has again proved a forcing house for structural wizardry, conjured by Arup magus Cecil Balmond.
- The unique demands of the Tour, especially the great climbs such as the Tourmalet, the Galibier and the Alpe d' Huez, were a forcing house for French heroes.
- West Berlin became a forcing house for new ideas about urban architecture and planning.
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