Friday, July 22, 2011

Architectural Design Competition | First Prize | House of Water | Mimosa Architects

The House of water is a museum of water and water use situated nearby Želivka reservoir. Želivka is currently main source of water for city of Prague covering approximately 75% of water consumption. Because of protective zones around the reservoir, it became to be an important ecological system with wide range of animal and plant species.
This uncommon ecological diversity is to be displayed in open-air exhibition area occupying all the plot. This natural space is divided into several zones representing different biotopes from close surroundings of the reservoir. These micro – zones are connected by the system of paths where visitors have the opportunity to learn and understand the value of Želivka region and the key role of water........more
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