Thompson describe it — inviting people
into the warm embrace of the camp-in-the-woods structure. The free-form edges of
the platform are also reflected in the design
of the center itself. A 40-foot-by-135-foot
rectangular plan bends 50 degrees, forming
a trapezoidal shape for the 1,000-square-
foot reception room. Areas for park support, sta; o;ces, and the lecture hall are
arrayed in a straight line o; to the side.
The bend and a sloping roof make
for ceiling heights ranging from 12 to 16
feet, which add dynamism to the space.
Because of the large wall of windows, this
subtly sophisticated design is perceived
instinctively, while the overt focus is on
the beloved pond. As with Henry David
Thoreau’s desire to simplify, the designers
achieved a contemplative and serene spirit.
The DCR sta; is delighted with the
new facility. But the best response was
observed by Maryann Thompson on opening day, when a visitor entered the space
and burst into song.
Walden Pond State Reservation, 915 Walden
St., Concord, MA. Hours vary seasonally; for
updates, call 978-369-3254 or visit
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