Ecology Park hub
A new shelter for kids’ programing at urban ecology park
2018 Natural Building Intensive project
The Ecology Park is a five acre showcase of sustainable landscape ideas and resources operated by Peterborough GreenUP. When they needed a programming hub to provide shelter and storage in the park, they teamed with Endeavour to create buildings that met their high standards of ecological integrity.
A timber frame shelter provides sheltered outdoor space for a variety of programming and the sheds provide equipment storage and the whole project fits into the landscape like it’s always been there. This small project gave our Natural Building Intensive participants a chance to work with a wide range of materials and techniques.
Helical pier foundations to minimize site impacts
Sheds framed with round poles from local forest thinning project
Hempcrete and cordwood/bottle walls with natural lime plaster
Natural insulation, including straw bale, straw/clay, hempcrete and hemp batts
Charred wood siding and cedar shingles from local mills
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