Snøhetta designs Arctic seed vault visitor centre on Svalbard

Snøhetta has designed a visitor centre for two archives, which will be built within the Arctic Circle on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago. Named The Arc, the building will be a place for people to digitally view items from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which is the world’s largest, secure seed-storage, […]

Visitor centre occupies thin concrete bridge over wetland park in China

A visitor centre designed by Trace Architecture Office for a park in Rongcheng, China, is a long and thin concrete bridge complete with a lighthouse-like viewing tower clad in wooden shingles. Called Bridge House, the centre is located to the north-east of Swan Lake Park, Shandong Province, where it faces out onto the wetland landscape […]

Visitor centre revealed for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park Home and Studio

Chicago architect John Ronan has designed a Prairie-style visitor centre to adjoin Frank Lloyd Wright‘s home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois. The architect designed the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor and Education Center to accompany the property that Wright designed and built for himself in 1889. The Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor and Education Center adjoins […]

Operable Interactive Village Hut opens and closes depending on the temperature

A system of hydraulics opens and closes three panels of this visitor centre in Xiahuayuan Village, China, depending on the temperature outside. Designed by a team from the Tsinghua University School of Architecture led by professor Weiguo Xu, the Operable Interactive Village Hut has walls that will close when the temperature drops below 16 degrees […]

Moriyama & Teshima Architects creates subterranean visitor centre for Parliament of Canada in Ottawa

Canadian firm Moriyama & Teshima Architects has designed an underground visitor centre in Ottawa with gothic-style details that echo historic government buildings nearby. The Government of Canada Visitor Welcome Centre (VWC) was completed by the Canadian firm Moriyama & Teshima Architects to serve as the new public entrance to Parliament Hill, the home of Canada’s […]

Feilden Fowles unveils The Weston visitor centre at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A gallery, interpretation space, restaurant and shop designed by Feilden Fowles has opened at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in northern England. The Weston is a visitor centre marking the entrance to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park – an open-air gallery in West Yorkshire that includes works by numerous internationally renowned artists including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. “The building is designed to […]

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