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Rolling Green-Roofed Environmental Center Made from 65 Shipping Containers
Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 27, 2011 @ 11:59 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | No Comments
This incredible environmental center in Long Beach, California is made from shipping containers discarded at the world’s second busiest port. The eCORRE COMPLEX, The Environmental Center of Regenerative Research & Education, is designed by APHIDoIDEA Architects  and incorporates the most recent developments in renewable energy , including passive design, vegetated roofs and a creative re-use of materials. In recognition of its ingenuity, the design was selected as a finalist in the AIA-LA USGBC Emerging Talent Design Competition.
The 65 shipping containers  are first stacked, then manipulated to create an accessible building space, and finally tilted in order to maximize solar exposure . A rooftop garden features a rainwater harvesting system  and plants that require little irrigation — a key addition that aptly addresses California’s persistent drought state.
The Center incorporates everything that people interested in sustainable building  need to know, while fostering a green community with a beautiful open plaza and outdoor amphitheater.
+ APHIDoIDEA 
Via Evolo 
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URLs in this post:
 APHIDoIDEA Architects: http://aphidoidea.com/
 renewable energy: http://inhabitat.com/eu-countries-already-exceeding-the-2020-renewable-energy-target/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/06/aphidoidea-environmental-center-2.jpg
 shipping containers: http://inhabitat.com/shipping-container-subway-restaurant-climbs-the-freedom-tower/
 solar exposure: http://inhabitat.com/solar-powered-piezoelectric-sports-stadium-breaks-ground-in-india/
 rainwater harvesting system: http://inhabitat.com/rainwater-harvesting-seattle-residences-aiming-for-leed-platinum/
 The Center incorporates everything that people interested in : http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/06/aphidoidea-environmental-center-1.jpg
 sustainable building: http://inhabitat.com/building-modelled-on-termites-eastgate-centre-in-zimbabwe/
 Evolo: http://www.evolo.us/architecture/environmental-center-made-out-of-65-shipping-containers-aphidoidea/
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