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The Aquaterra Environmental Center Rehabilitates a Former Coking Plant in France

The Aquaterra Environmental Center Rehabilitates a Former Coking Plant in France

The Aquaterra Environmental Center sits on what used to be the Drocourt coking plant, which began operation in 1925. The plant was one of the largest coke production plants in Europe before it was shut

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Energy-Efficient Stonehenge Visitor Center Opens its Doors in the UK

Energy-Efficient Stonehenge Visitor Center Opens its Doors in the UK

Located 1.5 miles west of Stonehenge, the new visitor center is comprised of three separate buildings—or “pods”—each designed with energy saving strategies and locally harvested and renewable

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Arkitema Wins Competition for Denmark’s Modern Hammershus Visitor Center

Arkitema Wins Competition for Denmark’s Modern Hammershus Visitor Center

The largest medieval castle in Northern Europe, Hammershus has become a major tourist destination on Bornholm, the Danish Island in the Baltic Sea. The roof, which will be built as a level extension of

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Citylab Design Studio Unveils Bamboo Lenggong Valley Visitor Center for Malysia

Citylab Design Studio Unveils Bamboo Lenggong Valley Visitor Center for Malysia

Citylab Design Studio just unveiled their winning proposal for an archaeological visitor centre in Lenggong Valley, Malaysia - the UNESCO World Heritage Site where the skeleton of the 10,000-year-old

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Golden Gate Bridge Visitors Greeted by Energy-Efficient Prefab Welcome Center

Golden Gate Bridge Visitors Greeted by Energy-Efficient Prefab Welcome Center

The Golden Gate Bridge celebrated it's 75th year anniversary in 2012 and as part of the celebrations, the Golden Gate District and National Parks Conservancy rallied together to improve the facilities

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Vaulted Mapungubwe Interpretation Center in South Africa Shortlisted for 2013 Aga Khan Architecture Award

Vaulted Mapungubwe Interpretation Center in South Africa Shortlisted for 2013 Aga Khan Architecture Award

A UNESCO World Heritage Site located where the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers meet, far north near the borders of Botswana and Zimbabwe, it was once home to one of South Africa's earliest trading communities

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Reflective Predator-Like Armor Clads the Cairns Botanical Gardens Visitor Center in Australia

Reflective Predator-Like Armor Clads the Cairns Botanical Gardens Visitor Center in Australia

The visitor center is clad in a series of flat panels that are each placed at different angles, warping the reflecting landscape in interesting ways. Likewise the building itself bends to accommodate

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JDS Architects’ Beijing Green Visitor Center is a Sustainable Building You Can Walk On

JDS Architects’ Beijing Green Visitor Center is a Sustainable Building You Can Walk On

JDS Architects recently unveiled their plans for the Beijing Green Visitor Center, which will sit at the entrance to a new sustainable industry park. The building serves as a welcome area for visitors and

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Brand New Stonehenge Visitor Center Upgrade Breaks Ground!

Brand New Stonehenge Visitor Center Upgrade Breaks Ground!

Even though it is one of the most well-known historical monuments in the world, the visitor facilities at the Stonehenge World Heritage Site in Wiltshire County have long been a source of national

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Interpretive Facility at Red Rocks Canyon Responds to the Untouched Side of Las Vegas

Interpretive Facility at Red Rocks Canyon Responds to the Untouched Side of Las Vegas

Located just 20 minutes outside the bright and busy Las Vegas Strip, this serene desert landscape is known as a destination for rock climbers and for its beautiful red stained landscape. The new visitor

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World Monument Fund and American Express Unveil Sustainable Easter Island Visitor Center

World Monument Fund and American Express Unveil Sustainable Easter Island Visitor Center

While tourist traffic to Easter Island is important, WMF wanted to ensure that it was managed to benefit, rather than deteriorate, the important archaeological sites on display there. The new green

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Savill Building’s Curvaceous Locally-Sourced Wood Roof Resembles a Giant Fallen Leaf

Savill Building’s Curvaceous Locally-Sourced Wood Roof Resembles a Giant Fallen Leaf

Located in a corner of Windsor Great Park, the Savill Gardens are a popular tourist attraction and one of Britain’s greatest ornamental gardens. The Savill Building serves as the visitor center and

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The Ruth Lily Visitors Pavilion Meshes Art, Architecture and Nature

The Ruth Lily Visitors Pavilion Meshes Art, Architecture and Nature

Ipe hardwood planks form a large walkway, a deck, a wall, and a slatted-light filtering sunshade that covers the deck, all of which are supported by a steel frame. The interior meeting rooms feature

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Solar-Powered Audubon Center Restores Nearby River and Immerses Visitors in the Phoenix Landscape

Solar-Powered Audubon Center Restores Nearby River and Immerses Visitors in the Phoenix Landscape

Before the Audubon Center was there, the site was a brownfield, scarred and barren as a result of sand and gravel operations, landfill, automobile storage and construction staging. The large scale $100M

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Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a Swooping Shipping Container Visitor Centre That Protects New Zealand Nature

Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a Swooping Shipping Container Visitor Centre That Protects New Zealand Nature

The ecosanctuary protects native animals and plants and has even helped endangered species find a home. A huge, highly specialized pest-proof fence surrounds the sanctuary to keep out mammals such as

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Glacier-Inspired Vatnajökull Visitor Center for Europe’s Largest National Park

Glacier-Inspired Vatnajökull Visitor Center for Europe’s Largest National Park

Image © Birgir Teitsson Founded in 2008, Vatnajökull National Park is Europe's largest national park and is famous for the Vatnajökull glacier. ARKÍS won a competition to design one of the park's

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Helsinki Seafarers’ Centre is a Haven in an Industrial Landscape

Helsinki Seafarers’ Centre is a Haven in an Industrial Landscape

The building site preserves native trees and a small rocky outcrop, helping to make it even more of a pleasant refuge. The curving form of the building recalls the lines of seafaring vessels -- the

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