Karoo Wilderness Centre“Karoo Wilderness Centre captures rain in its roof to keep cool”

Andrew Michler, of Inhabitat describes the Karoo Wilderness, “The Karoo Desert in South Africa contains more biodiversity than any other arid region in the world. The award-winning Karoo Wilderness Center by Field Architecture is designed to provide resources for visitors to learn more about the land, plants and animals — and it makes smart use of natural resources itself. The project’s most unique aspect is its bowl-shaped roof, which captures and stores precious rainwater. The center holds amenities for researchers and visitors to immerse themselves in the ancient landscape, and it features a holistic environmental design that produces all of its own energy and processes all of its own waste.”

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