BCV architects elongates green wall on bay meadows welcome center
 
BCV architects elongates green wall on bay meadows welcome center BCV architects elongates green wall on bay meadows welcome center
jun 09, 2014

BCV architects elongates green wall on bay meadows welcome center

BCV architects elongates green wall on bay meadows welcome center
photo © garry belinsky
all images courtesy of BCV architects

 

 

 

the ‘bay meadows welcome center’, designed by BCV architects, features an elongated green-wall, and enlivens a new urban community in san mateo, california. influenced by a strategy of american architect robert venturi, the front elevation serves to exaggerate the small facility’s scale, and pronounces it as a civic landmark for the young and growing area. developed by habitat horticulture, the vegetated façade includes a variety of different plants. its continually changing nature, as well as the expansive public porch, promote visitors to repeatedly return to the facility.

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the welcome center serves the new and growing community of bay meadows
photo © garry belinsky

bcv architects bay meadows visitor center designboom

the vegetated façade includes a variety of different plants
photo © garry belinsky

bcv architects bay meadows visitor center designboom

photos © garry belinsky

bcv architects bay meadows visitor center designboom

the green wall extends beyond the building volume
photo © garry belinsky

bcv architects bay meadows visitor center designboom

the green wall and planted landscape is complemented by wood exterior finishes
photos © garry belinsky

bcv architects bay meadows visitor center designboom

the central public room is flanked by offices
photo © garry belinsky

bcv architects bay meadows visitor center designboom

site plan: a porch and gravel area provide an outdoor gathering place for the community

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