Addressing the primary goal of the board of Ijams Nature Center, which is a desire to refocus attention on education, I chose to propose collaboration with Outdoor Knoxville, which allows for educational experience through means of recreation or interaction. Education through experience would offer and immense amount of possibilities. Rather than being limited to the traditional methods of education, creating experiences and new interactions within a community setting, allowing for a greater possibility of learning and interest.
The existing recreation on-site is a point of interest surrounding Knoxville. By tying to this existing condition and rexognizing the existing conditions of education, there begins to be an overlap of space that has the opportunity to enhance community and ultimately, education through the experience.
Spring 2017 | Third Year, Bachelor of Architecture | Professor Michael Davis