Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA

This Buddhist Retreat Center is designed around a protected inner garden space to support a practice of quiet meditation for 75 occupants. The campus includes two separate dormitories, a meditation hall, administrative spaces, dining hall, commercial kitchen, and a facilities garage and workshop. A high priority is placed on sustainable design, striving to reduce the embodied energy of both the building of the facility as well as the energy needed to operate the facility once completed.

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