Gallery: The Oostvaarders: A Cliff-Like Nature Center Clad in Geometric...

"In order to minimize a disruption in the surrounding natural environment, the building time was reduced to a minimum," explains Drost + van Veen. "Therefore, the building is constructed in prefab, massive, wooden walls and floors. In addition, wood is a light material with a high isolation." In addition to their conscious design, the prefab panels are fit together in a dynamic, textured manner that evokes the bark of a tree, tying the center back in with the woodlands that surround it.

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