Text description provided by the architects. At the border of an english landscape park in the city of Assen, an environmental education centre has be developed for the municipality. The programm includes offices, exhibition spaces, a restaurant and facilities for the neighbouring children’s farm.
The ecological approach is visualized in the integration of the surrounding landscape and the building, mimimizing it’s footprint. The setup is like a termite hill providing natural ventilation just by set up with ground pipes and a solar tower.
This tower functions as a look out tower, landmark and provides the building of natural ventilation. Natural energy sources are utilized like solar power and bio mass from wood.