Javier Diaz Vicens
MARC 519. Javier Diaz-Vicens. “Materials Recovery Facility.” Springfield, Missouri. Spring 2020. Karen Spence.
The design for this project sets an example for sustainable construction and design. The building engages users by proposing sustainable missions, as they explore its materials, systems, and spaces. Educational programs explore various ways of recycling resources, extending opportunities for the community to create and benefit in more sustainable ways. The processing facility provides resources for educational projects and demonstrations, allowing for a culture and site of learning. Flexibility in space and structure blurs the line between industry and nature, allowing the project to stand as a testament for future sustainable constructions and their central role in protecting our environment.