Gallery: Colorful Hawai’i Wildlife Center Protects and Rehabilitates En...

Sadly, the Hawaiian Islands are home to more threatened and endangered native species per square mile than any other place in the world. For this reason a group of concerned individuals rallied together to start the Hawai'i Wildlife Center in Halaula, Hawaii. Designed pro bono by Boston-based Ruhl Walker Architects, the center has slowly evolved over the last few years to provide space for wildlife care and rehab facilities along with an outreach garden and an open-air education pavilion. An airy design with slatted walls takes advantage of the warm climate and natural ventilation, while daylighting and solar power reduce energy usage.

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