Gallery: South African Wilderness Center Captures Rain in its Roof To K...


The Karoo Desert in South Africa contains more biodiversity than any other arid region in the world. The award-winning Karoo Wilderness Center by Field Architecture is designed to provide resources for visitors to learn more about the land, plants and animals — and it makes smart use of natural resources itself. The project’s most unique aspect is its bowl-shaped roof, which captures and stores precious rainwater. The center holds amenities for researchers and visitors to immerse themselves in the ancient landscape, and it features a holistic environmental design that produces all of its own energy and processes all of its own waste.

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  1. caeman May 9, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Simple, effective. I like it.

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