1881 Heritage Farm Park

  • Design Award Honorable Mention

Architects Shape Architecture Studio

Photos 1, 3 - DB Ink/Superbloom, 2 - Superbloom, 4, 5 - Shape Architecture

Location Aurora, Colorado

About Windler Farm, an established Colorado Centennial Farm since 1881, is a rare representation of vernacular dryland agriculture in Aurora. In its early history, it functioned as both a dairy farm and cattle ranch, with certain portions eventually sold and some buildings left neglected. The new 1881 Heritage Farm Park in Aurora is poised to become a prominent agricultural exploratorium within the Denver Metropolitan region. It will showcase restored grasslands, permaculture gardens, spaces for community gatherings, and educational activities. The Windler Center for Agriculture, a flexible educational structure with a cafe, and a geothermal-powered greenhouse will be integral to the park's offerings with sights set on achieving a net-zero operational carbon footprint.

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