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U.S. Land Port of Entry, 2009–13

This is a Project. It was landscape architect: Coen + Partners. It is dated 2009–13.

Design of a new U.S. Land Port of Entry in Van Buren, Maine, balances the government’s strict surveillance requirements with the community’s need for integration into the landscape and improved traffic circulation—critical to the local economy for this rural town of roughly 2,000, 23 percent of whom fall below the poverty line. The landscape design references the town’s historically narrow plots and Acadian agrarian landforms, while the port’s energy design reduces standard-energy consumption by almost half.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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