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Sigita Zigure

PHYTOREM

Phytoremediation Research Centre

Phytoremediation is a process of decontaminating soil with plants, which absorb, transform, and remove contaminants from soil. Research centre combines on-site research and monitoring facility, with research laboratory and a greenhouse. Workshops, seminars and a bar/restaurant are also provided for visitors.

Octagonal geometry of the site and the building is developed from 'a plan view' of forest combined with typical conceptual scientific diagram.

Organized urban wetland is classified into zones of specific plants depending on soil conditions, topography of the site and natural water flow within site boundaries.

Wetlands are supplemented with timber paths and structures, which allow visitors explore and engage with the site.

Main building materials are engineered timber (glulam and cross-laminated timber (CLT)) with external copper cladding.

Tags: Architecture, Timber Construction, Urban Regeneration

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