Gallery: Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a Swooping Shipping Container Visitor...

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary in Dunedin, New Zealand has the very important job of protecting the surrounding natural habitat from intruding pests and sustaining the flora and fauna of the region. In order to do the job properly, the Otago Natural History Trust built a visitor centre from local materials and shipping containers. Designed by Dunedin-based firm, Architectural Ecology, the visitor centre responds to the local climate and features soaring rooftops to provide shade and protection from the rain, shade screens, rainwater collection and waste water processing.

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  1. thedisgruntledarchitect May 24, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Beautiful, love the rain screen on the facade, it gives the elevation such a simple texture. Very nice use of materiality, rich, and it integrates so well into the surrounding environment.

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