02 Sep '13, 3pm

#Greenroof Projects - Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center #sustainable #architecture

#Greenroof Projects - Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center #sustainable #architecture

The $9.8 million Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville, North Carolina features an award-winning film and exhibits which highlight the natural and cultural heritage, economic traditions, and recreational opportunities found in Western North Carolina and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The visitor center houses a 70-seat theater, information and orientation services, and a retail shop offering books, apparel, CDs, DVDs, collectibles, souvenirs, and children's items. Nestled into a hillside, the LEED Gold certified building evokes a "tree-house" atmosphere and is projected to use 75 percent less energy than a comparable conventionally designed facility. The Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center invites passersby to stop and stay awhile, attracted by the combination of modern building materials and green features, including the green roof. The welcoming approach from t...

Full article: http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/pview.php?id=1536

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