The Shared Vision: Provide camping registration, ski rental and general information in a visible location for visitors to Flandrau State Park.
The Innovative Design: The design form and materials reflect original WPA park buildings, featuring New Ulm Quartzite walls and steep shingled roofs. Flandrau State Park has a number of good examples of WPA rubble stone work. We wanted to keep that tradition alive. The Quartzite was mined in the local community for this building, reflecting sustainability in saving transportation costs that would have been involved in using non-native stone.
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- Client: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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Using local stone at Flandrau State Park was a way of keeping local, culturally-appropriate traditions alive. Since early settlement, local stone was part of the local building industry. But this has been dying out. Our design was a contribution towards revitalizing this tradition.