We’ve got another great project by Studio Gang Architects to share with you. The building, a former brown-field converted into a visitor center, speaks to Jeanne Gang’s idea of architecture being an all encompassing field with the built landscape playing a large role in shaping our enviornment. In our interview with Ms. Gang, the principal at Studio Gang along with Mark Schendel, she expressed her interest in “the horizontal plane” as a designed landscape can also function to compliment the built form. For their visitor center, which is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the project remediates its distressed site by reestablishing native species and habitat. Both site and building design work together to educate visitors about the region’s unique bio-diversity.
More about the Blue Wall Center after the break.
Landscape Architect: SCAPE
Size: 9,600 SF building and 14 acre landscape
Owner: Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greenville
Services Provided by Studio Gang Architects: Led design and full service A/E team from concept through current construction and completion
LEED rating: targeted Platinum