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Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

  • 01:00 - 17 November, 2009
Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, © BCJ
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Grand Teton National Park, 101 Moose, Jackson, WY 83001, United States
  • Architects

    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Area

    2044.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

From the architect. The new Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center is sited between a sagebrush meadow and a riparian forest along the Snake River. Approaching through a grove of spruce, cottonwood and aspen trees, visitors are drawn into a courtyard that provides a calm and intimate place in the vast Wyoming landscape. The proportions of this outdoor space accommodate groups of people for gatherings and orientation. The roof tilts upward and away from the courtyard, its jagged edges celebrating the peaks of the Teton Range beyond.

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Entering through a vestibule at the north end of the courtyard, visitors are drawn into the 'heart' of the building; a large gathering hall that accommodates many functions with the magnificent view of the Teton Range as a backdrop. A large concrete and stone fireplace acts as the focal point of the room. Additional program elements including a bookstore, art gallery and classroom are located adjacent to the gathering space.

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The new Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center pays homage to the strong tradition of rustic architecture in the national parks while remaining fully modern in its design, execution and interpretive mission.

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The architecture, landscape and interpretive elements of the new visitor center are carefully and sensitively integrated to provide a rich experience for the visitor.

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{ kat } · November 30, 2009

yum. this building emanates so much warmth, especially in that frosty environment.

Hayat Jamal · November 29, 2009

It seems as a good project with a calculated aspects .. I wish there are more interior shots that clearly the inner experience.

Mariam · November 24, 2009

I believe that the architect has succeeded in creating an intimate space, first through choosing wood as a main material which belongs to nature and to the site and second by creating a courtyard where people can gather!! the roof is perfectly built & designed which added alot to the design of the building !

Waela · November 21, 2009

I love the choice of materials, the overall layout and the proportions... such a great building. I especially like how the roof fits in with the mountains in the background. I would really love to go there!

yk · November 20, 2009

I want to go

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teo · November 18, 2009

I am in love

mohammed nazimuddin · November 17, 2009

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hj · November 17, 2009

kudos.

snir · November 17, 2009

perfect.

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