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Bee & Pollinator Discovery Center, The Landscape Arboretum, Minnesota, MSR Design.
Located on the site of a traditional Minnesota farmstead.
The center features exhibition space for telling the story of pollinators.
Outside, the galvalume roof appears incandescent against charred timber.
Inside, north light from above washes over a muted palette of timber and concrete.
Honey bees visit two million flowers to make one pound of honey.
This outreach facility will invite visitors of all ages to learn about the health of pollinators.
The Landscape Arboretum hopes to teach and promote farm-to-table methods for growing, preparing and preserving food.
This award winning building is phase one of a wider master plan for the site.