Gallery: The Super Green Cley Marshes Visitor Center

 

Birds and ornithologists alike have long favored Cley Marsh in Norfolk, England as a prime place to roost, but the windswept East Anglian wetland now has a new attraction. The Cley Marsh Visitor Center, owned by Norfolk Wildlife Trust and designed by LSI Architects, was recently named the best Sustainable Development by the prestigious Emirates Glass LEAF Awards which recognize excellence in international architecture, design, and building fields. Tucked neatly into the landscape and capped by a moss roof, the new visitor center stands as a unique example of how a combination of sustainable technologies can be used successfully in environmentally-sensitive locations.

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  1. georges October 30, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    how can moss live on a roof ? what does it need to survive ?

  2. stotion October 30, 2008 at 11:21 am

    I really hope that’s a bird friendly wind powered generator.

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