Marcel Ferrier: Pumpwerk Hätterenwald - best architects 07

Marcel Ferrier

Pumpwerk Hätterenwald

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commercial/industrial buildings


St. Gallen | Schweiz


A cubical building is growing out of the ground on a forest clearing glade and is pushing forward by its nose-like extensions into space. Just like a mysterious work piece the waterproofed mono-concrete building is situated in the Sittertobel, which was founded in only one working process. The heaviness of the concrete-monolith seems to be removed by the soft blue natural kobaltoxyd-pigmentation, which expresses thematically the water. The pump-station is finding its own expression by its shape and production as an artifact in the landscape.