American architecture firm Lake Flato uses low-maintenance and rustic materials for the construction of a visitor center for a dinosaur fossil park in Texas. The Big Bend National Park covers a robust history of 130 million years in the geology and paleontology fields. With a wide range of marine fossils, dinosaur bones and other archaeological sites, the architects from Lake Flato were tasked with creating an accessible and affordable facility that will showcase the groundbreaking findings and other relevant information.
The flat and dessert site of the dinosaur fossil park allows for a spread-out one-storey construction. Lake Flato uses materials like weathering steel for the construction of the visitors center, as the architectural elements are low-cost and low-maintenance.
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