|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 19 Dec 2011 08:54:27 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Open Architecture Challenge targets abandoned, closed, and decommissioned military sites|
Repurposing Decommissioned Military Bases By Chris Bystedt Epoch Times December 18, 2011In former West Berlin, an artificial hill known as Devil's Mountain rises 375 feet above the Brandenburg plain. Constructed by the Allies after World War II, the hill contains an estimated 12 million cubic meters of debris gathered from the post-war Berlin wreckage.
...For some, sites like Teufelsberg are eyesores of a long military presence. For others, they are a place of mysterious history and forbidden exploration. For Architecture for Humanity, an international design advocacy nonprofit based in San Francisco, these sites represent a world of creative opportunity waiting to be released.
Every other year, Architecture for Humanity's Open Architecture Challenge brings international attention to issues in the built environment affecting the health, prosperity, and well-being of under- served communities. This year's Open Architecture Challenge targets abandoned, closed, and decommissioned military sites and asks how they can be repurposed to publicly serve the communities surrounding them.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/opinion/repurposing-decommissioned- military-bases-160693.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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