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The Glacarium Resembles the Very Formations it Hopes to Save

By: Jordan M - Published: Mar 4, 2011 • References: glaciarium and archdaily
The Glacarium in Argentina's Glacier National Park is an imposing yet beautiful museum that is set within the heart of the 4,500 sq kilometers reserve.

The building was designed in order to enable tourists to come and learn about glaciers and the environmental changes that threaten them. In addition to being a visitor destination, however, the Glacarium will also serve as a site from which scientists will be able to study the glaciers that surround it.

What makes the Glacarium really stand out is that it embodies its mission and purpose in every aspect of its design. From the building's glacier-inspired exterior to its easily recyclable metal frame and low-impact foundation, the Glacarium is one environmental education center that definitively practices what it preaches.