|Bohlin Cywinski Jackson - Environmental Education/Visitor Activity Center, National Park Service, in Pennsylvania|
|Wednesday, 09 September 2009 08:07|
Designed to focus on environmental learning activities, the Visitor Activity Center is a remarkable building that hosts an open space designed for gathering, dining, meetings, lectures.
A key building feature is the use of reused, recycled or recyclable materials. Materials were selected that were durable, had long life spans, required little maintenance and had a low impact on the environment. Another building feature is the shingle cladding of the north façade seen as one approaches the building. These shingles, cut on site from old, discarded tires reclaimed from a nearby river, park grounds and other local sources, directly challenge users to think about environmental responsibility.
Approach view from north showing rubber shingle cladding fabricated from discarded tires
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 September 2009 15:15|
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