Sleek fiberglass visitor center is a beacon for wind energy in Denmark

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The wind turbines at Thisted, Denmark don’t just generate renewable energy—these massive structures are among the world’s largest offshore wind turbines and have become a big draw for tourism too. In light of the site’s popularity, Cubo Arkitekter was tapped to design the Østerild Visitors and Operation Center that offers insight on wind energy and other sustainable technologies.

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Artists build treehouse ‘Visitor Center’ at Mexican border

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“National parks like the Grand Canyon have visitor centers to learn about places that you cannot enter,” Chim↑Pom told Hyperallergic. “In Tijuana there are many people who cannot enter the US. So for people like them and Ellie, this is a USA Visitor Center to think about what America is.”

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Winning Montreal Biodme renovation deepens visitor connection to fauna and flora

Four ecosystems of the Americas, nestled in the Montreal velodrome originally built for the 1976 Olympic Games, will host over 4,500 animals from 250 different species and 500 plant species. Design studio KANVA collaborated with NEUF architect(e)s to design the winning competition proposal which will revitalize the existing structure and transform it into an immersive environment that strengthens the relationship between man and nature.

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