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Como Park Zoo’s Education Resource Center

St. Paul, MN

A visitors center and gateway to the Como Zoo

Project Description

Como Park Zoo’s Education Resource Center includes classrooms, an auditorium, and multiple exhibits expressing appreciation and understanding of the environment and bio-diversity.

The building incorporates many daylighting techniques, including use of the white steel latticework, reflecting the adjacent and connected Conservatory. Native stone is incorporated throughout. Reflecting ponds are a functioning part of the building’s cooling system, passively contributing cool air into the building.

Project Highlights:

  • Visitor and interpretative center
  • Environmental and bio-diversity education
  • Sustainable design and construction

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