25 Feb '15, 5pm

BIG unveils a luminescent geodesic dome biomass power plant, and it’s also a public park: Read

But with the biomass facility out of use during the summer months, when tourists flock to the region, BIG wanted to find a way to make the power plant double as a public park . Which is, again, an pretty unprecedented concept for a power plant. Surrounded by green space, the top of the dome functions as a cat walk, while silos are converted into a visitors center. There will also be walking paths, picnic areas, restaurants and, it appears, a skating area.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/big-unveils-a-luminescent-geodesic-d...

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