Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Promontorio Architecture - Mora River Aquarium

Echoing the rural barns of the Evora District, in the Alentejo region of Portugal, this building was conceived as a single monolithic pitched room shed of white pre-cast concrete trusses with single spans fo 33 meters. Inside, the elusive hut shelters a complex sanctuary of water moving through diverse fresh water habitats of more than 500 specimens. This project has been done with collaboration with Boston Architectural and Marine Biology fimr Cosestudi, a studio with whom PROMONTORIO has teamed up for various international aquarium proposals.

An extremely well done blend of vernacular building typology and modern construction techniques, in addition to the opportunity to have education mix with industrial architecture.


Pierre said...

This house reminds me of Sverre Fehn's pavilion for the Venice Biennale some years ago.

Pierre said...

And here's the link: