Prince Willliam County Landfill Eco Park Education Center
The interplay of air, light, and water on a building's roof system is explored in this study. It looks closely at a sawtooth form, creating "ribbons" at the roof and wall for lighting, ventilation and water collection. The roof and wall crenellations offer the perfect opportunity to introduce controlled lighting with minimal glare and provide natural, stack-effect ventilation at the ridge's high point. Additionally, runoff is collected at the base of each ribbon window for storage and internal irrigation. Finally, the building shape, exposed framing, and crenelated facade enclose the technical demands for controlled light, solar radiation, and natural ventilation.