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Clif Bar Biophilic Design Review

Clif Bar

Photo courtesy of Clif Bar & Company

Photo courtesy of Clif Bar & Company

Photo courtesy of Clif Bar & Company

Photo courtesy of Clif Bar & Company

Clif Bar

Photo courtesy of Clif Bar & Company

Clif Bar

Photo courtesy of Clif Bar & Company

Photo courtesy of Clif Bar & Company

Photo courtesy of Clif Bar & Company

Clif Bar

Vegetation and local stone was integrated into the design.

Photo courtesy of Clif Bar & Company

Clif Bar & Company, a maker of organic food and drinks has completed construction of an environmentally progressive bakery in Twin Falls, Idaho. The bakery is over 300,000 sq. ft. located on a site that is 80 acres of land in an agricultural area on the outskirts of the city where farms and other food manufacturing facilities exist. While Clif Bar had already developed an architectural plan with LEED certification goals, sustainability and people’s well-being in mind, they asked Terrapin Bright Green to review the development plans through the lens of biophilia – likely one of the first companies to use this approach in food manufacturing.

Clif Bar

The corridors are lined with local stone and lit by natural light.

Photo courtesy of Clif Bar & Company

“We wanted it to be a healthy, welcoming place for people to work—a workplace that sustains our people, the community and the planet.” – Clif Bar CEO Kevin Cleary

 

Using the 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design research as a framework, Terrapin analyzed the project’s site plan, landscape plan, architectural renderings, and construction drawings, while also taking into consideration the site’s geographical context to deliver a comprehensive biophilic design plan. The plan identified 30 external and internal biophilic interventions that have been implemented by the design team at little or no additional cost.