in the Public Realm
US Land Port of Entry

Snow Kreilich Architects
  • Constructed, 2013
  • US GSA Design Excellence Award, On the Boards Award in Architecture 2010
  • Holcim Awards Bronze 2011
  • P/A Award, ARCHITECT Magazine 2011
  • AIA MN Honor Award 2013
  • Annual Design Review Award, ARCHITECT Magazine 2013
  • Highly Commended, WAN Sustainable Building of the Year Award 2013
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This project has an explicit function as a border control station on the US frontier to Canada, thus needing to meet a range of stringent regulations for safety, operation and durability and yet provide a welcoming appearance to visitors.

The US Land Port of Entry design fuses an abstraction of the cultural and landscape context with concepts essential to port operations: surveillance and camouflage. The St. John River valley has roots in the Acadian culture, visible in Van Buren’s original...
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Van Buren, ME
United States

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