Green Learning Station

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Year: 2023

Photographer: Elevar

The Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati required a design constructed as a Green Learning Station to house their education programs such as Compost Kids and Summer Sprouts. The building is a reclaimed gas station that has been transformed to demonstrate the best in Green Technologies including: daylighting, water efficient fixtures, natural ventilation, storm water management, renewable energy, and green roof technologies. The project is a showcase for green technologies that can be applied to urban neighborhoods, existing buildings and community gardens. Additionally, it is a test laboratory for green technologies including permeable pavements, remote sensor applications, and active storm water management and reuse technologies. The entire building is designed as an active participant in the learning including composting demonstration areas and roof vegetable gardens and prairies.

The Green Learning Station is a place for people to get outside, play around with science and sustainability concepts and take new ideas home to try. The site is a learning laboratory for students, professors and researchers to collect information about “green infrastructure”, or surfaces that let water for through them instead of into the storm sewers.



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