Only a few years ago, this site on the Trinity River just outside downtown Dallas was used as an illegal dumping ground. Since the passing of a $246 million bond, the area has become an outdoor educational resource center and architectural gem……that Dallas residents can’t believe they ever did without. Designed by architect Antoine Predock, the Trinity River Audubon Center is the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department’s first LEED-certified building featuring recycled cotton ceilings, rubber tire floors, and poured concrete that has the appearance of wood. While the Trinity River Project as a whole will not be completed until 2014, the Audubon Center is open and, for architect junkies, it’s a must see.
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Via: Audubon Magazine
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