In anticipation of the flooding of the Emscher River, the group Observatorium, built a 125 meter long structure, which functions as a bridge and at the same time as a village. “Waiting for the River” anticipates the renaturalization of the river in the next ten years. The spaces, which include a hostel, bathroom and outdoor dining areas, are available for 24-hour stays.
Isabel Rivas and Javier Ureña recently won 1st prize in the LA&W Landscape Architecture & Wine competition. WINE, Gastronomy and Culture have traditionally been linked in Spain. The vineyards have created a unique landscape in La Rioja, and the culinary art has a great tradition in this region.
The restructuring Hunsett Mill, from Acme Architecture based in London, has been driven by a focus on environmentally friendly practices and the desire to create a building that would fit naturally into the landscape, both in terms of aesthetics and function.
The challenge of the project was the location of the structure, in the protected wetlands of the Norfolk Broads, historically adapted for industrial use, the landscape of the Broads has benefited from contemporary trends that emphasize conservation and return to nature. Originally the home of the pump mill's water keeper, the building underwent a number of expansions over the course of the 20th century. They were added room by room at different times, the house had a disjointed appearance not only following the modifications but also due to the sinking of the ground following the increase in flooding from the nearby marshes.