Gallery: New Rammed Earth Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center Introduces T...

Wyoming isn't typically thought of as a leader in green design or renewable energy; these days, the sparsely-populated state is more closely associated with coal production. But a new welcome center along Interstate 25 in Southeast Wyoming, which was designed by Denver-based AndersonMasonDale Architects, could change that. The new rammed-earth facility, which opened in autumn 2012, is one of the greenest rest areas in the country, and with several interactive installations and displays, it seeks to inform weary travelers about sustainable architecture and renewable energy systems.

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