The 'Cedar Hall' at The University of Utah is Made From Communal Cedar

By: Misel Saban - Jul 15, 2016
References: utah.edu & dezeen
The 'Cedar Hall' is a recycled material campus building located at The University of Utah that is put together using communal cedar wood donated by members of the community. The building also contains natural aspects of the terrain utilized in the facade's design, such as sand and dirt. This gives the building a rustic aesthetic that complements the natural landscape, rather than imposing on it.

The building acts as an assembly hall to the small-scale campus, offering a large single room for community activities. The abode is one level with a slanted roof comprised of the donated cedar panelling throughout. Solar sheets are added to the siding to harness energy from the sun, while a rooftop terrace offers green space access. The wood is complemented with a master finish made from dirt and sand collected in the area.