Bellefonte Education and Community Hub
To foster a relationship between the community and nature through design.
The B.E.A.C.H. is an educational center that aims to bring students, the community, and aspiring gardeners/farmers together. Harnessing passive resources, this model for sustainability acts as a destination where groups gather and classes are taught. The Bellefonte Education and Community Hub fosters a relationship between people and the environment. The series of gates form a procession through the site, compressing and decompressing as they go depending on the space needed. The facade between each gate protects the interior rooms, but can be opened, creating immediate inside/outside connection. The B.E.A.C.H. is led by its relationship to nature and community.
I designed the 3d model for the majority of the project using parametric gates and mass modeled facades.
Made by Tyler Corbley, Paige Geldrich and Andrew Cacchio