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Midewin Prairie Learning Center

Midewin Prairie Learning Center [Wheeler Kearns]

Larry Kearns
Wheeler Kearns

Midewin Prairie Learning Center

The Iron Bridge Learning Center is hunkered down into the earth, entered through a path carved into a sheltering berm. A gull-wing roof, shaped to collect solar energy and rainwater, hovers above the rammed earth walls of the building and the surrounding prairie grasses. Traditional concrete and masonry are used, deliberately avoiding the use of wood.

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