Lisa Griffin - Best Comprehensive Project
Best Comprehensive Project
MATERIALS RECOVERY FACILITY | Springfield, Missouri
Lisa Griffin | Librarium Winner, Best Comprehensive Project
MARC 519: Architectural Design VIII (Comprehensive Studio), Spring 2020
Karen Spence, Studio Instructor
This proposal cycles the process of recycling back to the community through educational and integration efforts, maintaining that if the community takes care of their environment, the environment will take care of the community. The complex harnesses natural elements for passive systems, is built from rapidly renewable materials, and both highlights and protects the habitat that occurs on the site. The eastern corridor contains industrial processing functions, the western edge hosts an education center, and the creek and riparian zone occupy the central site. The complex weaves the built and natural environments with alternating designed terraces and natural clearings.