Central Outdoor Room

7Central Outdoor Room

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This is part of the pattern language developed by TKWA for the Cincinnati Nature Center.

Currently, there is no central common outdoor space that organizes the land where the highest levels of activity occur.


Establish a large outdoor room between parking and the Visitor Center front door. Connect this space to historical remnants where possible, especially the Allée as this room should be memorable on a number of levels. Give positive shape to the space by reinforcing its edges with significant landscape and buildings. If possible connect this area to high use zones within the buildings along its edge. Make sure that most of the primary trailheads are visible within this room.

Tom Kubala is principal of The Kubala Washatko Architects.
Tom Kubala

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