Gallery: LEED Gold Building Made From Repurposed Pickle Barrels


Old pickle barrels have found new life in the University of Minnesota’s Duluth Civil Engineering Building designed by Ross Barney Architects. From the project’s onset, sustainable values and eco-friendly elements were incorporated into the design process. All of the building materials showcase local raw and natural resources like reclaimed wood, Corten steel, reclaimed taconite rocks, CMU, and pre-cast and poured-in-place concrete. Locally-available products account for more than 20 percent of the materials used, and more than 30 percent of the building’s materials are recycled.

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