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Midewin Prairie Learning Center

Midewin Prairie Learning Center [Holabird & Root]

Rusty Walker
Holabird & Root

Midewin Prairie Learning Center

The land explores time as an historical arc, a seasonal phenomenon, and a daily ritual. It tracks the sun, the seasons, and the history of the Midewin site. At the center of the experience is the sun room, an outdoor amphitheater oriented south, where the shadow cast by a small wind turbine tracks the sun’s movement throughout the day.

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