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Atelier-f Transforms Old Swiss Military Bunker into a Vibrant Green-Roofed Cultural Center

Posted By Ana Lisa On July 26, 2012 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,Green Materials,Green Roof,Innovation | No Comments

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Located within the gorgeous Swiss mountains near the Rhine [5] Valley, Angebauter Tarnrucksack was empty and unused for years. Its solid concrete structure has been transformed and now features a modern container [6]-like addition wrapped in metal mesh that creates space for sanitary facilities and technology. On the inside, the original windows have been left as-is, offering fantastic views down the Swiss valley.

The interiors have been remodeled and new furniture was made using larch [7] wood sourced straight from the forest outside. Because these types of shelters are solid yet very damp inside, a new ventilation system was installed to get rid off the moisture in the air. The new cultural center [8]has an auditorium, eating space, exhibition space and toilet facilities providing a great space for the local community to enjoy culture and forget the sad past.

+ Atelier-f [3]

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[1] abandoned military buildings: http://inhabitat.com/19th-century-military-bunker-transformed-into-waterside-landmark/

[2] Fläsch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fl%C3%A4sch

[3] Atelier-f: http://www.atelier-f.ch/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/atelier-f-transforms-old-swill-military-bunker-into-a-vibrant-green-roofed-cultural-center/atelier-f-recycled-military-building-angebauter-tarnrucksack-2/?extend=1

[5] Rhine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhine

[6] container: http://inhabitat.com/wahacas-colorful-new-pop-up-restaurant-is-made-of-8-recycled-shipping-containers-in-the-uk/

[7] larch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larch

[8] cultural center : http://inhabitat.com/jean-marie-tjibaou-cultural-center-inspired-by-native-architecture/

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