Arcosanti is the a prototype for architect Paolo Soleri's vision of an arcology. The idea of an arcology is the combination of architecture and ecology, a concept first conceived by Paolo Soleri in the 1950s. Within this urban laboratory students of all ages and backgrounds have come to participate in workshops where they learn about the theories of Paolo Soleri and gain hands-on experience in a variety of fields such as construction, agriculture, archives, architecture and planning, facilities maintenance, or landscaping.
The Arcosanti Site Tour includes an explanation of Paolo Soleri’s urban design philosophy and an overview of the Arcosanti project.
A guide will walk you through Arcosanti to view and explain the unique buildings, visit the ceramic studio and bronze foundry, and offer insight to the community life.
Before the tour, some of us will be having a continental breakfast at the Arcosanti Café. The Café at Arcosanti is in the visitor center complex, featuring a spacious atrium dining area with a spectacular desert view. * This is a no-host Breakfast.
$10 for Members / $12 for Guests
You can register at DesertAdventures.org
This is a tour and pre-payment is required for head count
Joe&Hans are also leading the Wash Trek the day before so they are staying the weekend at the Cordes Junction RV Park. Why not make a weekend of it and do both the Wash Trek and the Arcosanti Tour or come up for the night before the Wash Trek or Arcosanti.
There are 2 RV parks 3 miles away
Quail Ridge - QuailRidgeRVPark.com - RV sites and tent camping
Cordes Junction - MotelRVPark.com - RV sites, 2 tent sites and motel
There are also guest rooms @ Arcosanti - Arcosanti.org
You are responsible for making your own accommodation reservations
Your trip leaders will once again be Joe&Hans who can be reached at:
(text only) 602-708-9691 (text only)Arcosanti is located at 13555 S. Cross L Rd. Mayer, AZ 86333