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The Outside-In town that connects all of the inner workings of The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ together, facilitates cross pollination, and becomes the ongoing event for all to experience! This Gear is literally the driver for all the other gears in the mechanism and is also our dual lighting bolts of innovation logo.



When the early concept for ZIPPER JUNCTION™ was taking shape, the physical spaces were all thought of as separate spaces. The Shops were first, designed into a good sized building. Then sporting facilities began to dot the drawing board at various distances from the shops. Finally, the theatres were thought of as a small set of buildings themselves. As things evolved and more and more opportunity revealed itself, it was determined that year round activities would be an asset. As most of the sports facilities were outdoors, the first logical thing to do was to cover them and make them usable year round. The spaces between all these structures began to get smaller and smaller as the buildings were moved closer and closer to facilitate better movement between them and take advantage of some synergies that began to emerge. Finally, in a single bold move, the small “roads” that grew out of the spaces between the buildings were simply covered themselves, totally enclosing the whole complex. What resulted right there on the drawing board was a town that was turned outside-in. From there, the rest of the concept and planning was magical.

food service zipper junctionThe different complexes now had themed roads joining them. The general logistics operations became the town services. The various small establishments, food or refreshments for instance, became food services that operate everything from the cafeterias to the culinary arts programs. The Scale and scope dictated a form of lodging ranging from overnight stays to multi week living, so an in house rooming and housing component was developed. Keep in mind that all of these additional facets tie directly into the experiences and opportunities we are tasked with presenting. All of the operations will be observable and inclusive. A professional and medical complex became a logical addition as well in regard to sports, fitness, operations, etc, so that component was designed and interwoven in as well.

Being ever conscious of the environment, all systems within ZIPPER JUNCTION™ complex will be as green as possible. From solar panels covering every potential surface to geothermal systems helping heat and cool the structures using energy from Mother earth herself, we will leverage every technology that exists, and develop new ones along the way, to reduce our environmental footprint, cut costs, and be the go to organization when it comes to doing GREEN right. Even the water coming and going will be dealt with in a unique and environmentally sound manner. Clean well water will be the supply, added to rain water for all types of clean, grey, and black water operations, all culminating in a treatment plant that literally uses plans and living organisms in lieu of chemicals to clean and treat the water. It all exits back to the earth cleaner than we took it with zero harmful byproducts and no energy consumption.

There is so much more to the town portion of ZIPPER JUNCTION™ that we will be releasing specialized and very detailed blogs, news releases, and website additions over the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned!

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Learning & Education
Learning & Education
The reason behind The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ is to expose people to opportunities and experiences in order to help them find their passion and learn about it! Although not a traditional school at all, there are many forms of learning and education that will take place in all facets of the operation.
Citizenry & Cooperation
Citizenry & Cooperation
As a physical representation of an open source community, the people are the most important part of the system; we must all work together! Although more of an abstract concept within ZIPPER JUNCTION™, citizenry and cooperation are still very important, earning them a unique cog in the overall mechanism.
The
Shops
The<br />Shops
Technical and traditional, innovative and high tech, all the working shops within ZIPPER JUNCTION™ function together to build anything that can imagined! They are also the main driver for the creative culture we intend to foster. There will be a place to make anything, teach how to make it, and innovate new ways to make things.
Fitness &
Sports
Fitness &<br />Sports
We are nothing without our health, PERIOD! Fitness opportunities and sports of all kinds will thrive within the huge sports complexes of ZIPPER JUNCTION™. As a major pillar of the philosophy, this gear is included to show the importance of how our individual health and well being affects everything else we do.
Theater &
Arts
Theater &<br /><a>Arts
All the creativity comes together in the many studios, theaters, sound stages, and venues throughout ZIPPER JUNCTION™. The Theatre & Arts Gear embodies all the facets from all the others within a form for all to enjoy as well as participate in. It is a fact that people who participate in the arts are more successful elsewhere.