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A group of undergraduate Virginia Tech students, led by Keith and Marie Zawistowski, who founded design/buildLAB, designed a public pavilion for Clifton Forge Little League in Sharon, Virginia, and created three geometric volumes unified by vertical sunscreens. These vertical steel screens fan-out and range in density to create varying levels of intimacy.

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The concept of Sharon Fieldhouse is based on the idea of incorporating natural cooling and heating mechanisms which would maximize its environmental performance and adapt to its seasonal use. A no-energy ceiling fan cools the kitchen, while tempered laminated white glass helps cut solar gain inside the enclosed areas.

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