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A detailed look at COTE winner Warroad U.S. Land Port of Entry, designed by @SnowKreilich.

U.S. Land Port of Entry, Warroad, Minn. Credit: Paul Crosby Continuing our coverage of the 2014 AIA COTE Top Ten green projects, this article is part of a series of 10 pieces that examine a specific, defining design challenge or innovation of each of this year's winners. A squishy bog is not an easy place to build a permanent structure, let alone a secure U.S. border station. “Conceptually, you could say we built an island floating upon this wetland bog,” says Matt Kreilich, AIA, design principal and partner of Snow Kreilich Architects, referring to the 19-acre site of the new U.S. Land Port of Entry on the Canadian border near Warroad, Minn. Sited near the 1,500-square-mile Lake of the Woods and a slew of nature preserves, the project respects the sensitive wetlands ecosystem while accommodating a sprawling program and tight security requirements. The interconnecting driv...

Full article: http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/landscape-architects/warr...

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