Sunday, September 07, 2008

In the Box | River Flats Interpretive Center

I had a chance to grab a drink at Brits with Paul and Wynne of Locus Architecture to talk a little about a project they filled with passion, but has struggled to become reality for the better part of 7 years.

What struck me, aside from the amazing 2002 Form-Z renderings, is the Swiss Army Knife program. The building is a combo restored habitat, scuplture garden, festival grounds, band shell, and interpretive center. The building acts as part of a system for remediating the brownfield its on and it allows itself to flood. This is one of those rare designs that fully integrates social and environmental sustainability seamlessly.

Oh yeah, and see if you can spot Frank Gehry in any of the renderings...

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