The Wang Center presents a notably congenial adaptation of the architects' characteristic deconstructivist idiom to the dominant aesthetic tradition of the Wellesley campus. Besides proclaiming the lively diversity of the center's extracurricular functions, its exuberant assemblage of angled volumes jutting in and out answers to the picturesque contours of nearby revivalist buildings. Similarly, the dark colors and emphatic textures of its slate shingle and copper cladding blend into the dense landscaping of the site. Designed in tandem with the building, adjacent Alumnae Valley—the substantial landscape extending south to Lake Waban—is an imaginative restoration of drumlin, meadow, and wetland topography that for most of the college's history was flattened and paved for parking and various service and maintenance facilities.
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Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center
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