Sharon Prince is the President of Grace Farms. She looks back over her life and thinks of how she has always believed that open spaces can advance good in the world. The builders designed Grace Farms to inspire communication, and to break down the barriers that exist between people. The architecture allows light to flow through 200-plus floor-to-ceiling glass panels. Occupants can access 360-degree views of beautiful land and rolling hills.
The view enables occupants to be completely close to nature The complex offers access to ten native habitats restored by the builders, along with lush meadows and roaming pollinators. There at least 80 sighted bird species. There is a definite relationship between the indoors and outdoors of the complex. Add to this a determined attempt to cultivate feelings of peace in an environment that welcomes everyone.
The designers hired Sanaa who is a Japanese architect. Grace Farms is, in essence, everything to everyone. It is a center for nature, a gym, a hub where social justice groups can meet and communicate a community garden, and many other things. The underlying concept was for a structure that would blend into its surroundings.
Public spaces can be much more than locations that are simply well-designed. Open space architecture is where people and communities can come alive, and where people can feel a definite sense of belonging. The very future of cities and communities may hinge on building effective public and open spaces. Sharon Prince describes Grace Farms as a place where the community can enjoy peace and the wonders of nature.
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