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Floating Water Workshop

CLIENT

Fairmount Water Works

PROJECT

Floating Water Workshop

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Studio Sustena

DESIGNER

Habithéque

AREA

5,400 square feet

Studio Sustena Design the three custom biome planters. Each planter houses native species unique habitats along the Southeastern Pennsylvania watersheds. Detailed with imagery of soil and ground structure of the inspired habitats, the facades of the planters illustrate how water moved through the environment. The planters intentionally overflow during heavy rainfall mimicking natural aquifers.

The downspout of this project evokes the mast of a shop connecting the physical design of the barge to the educational narrative surrounding movement of water throughout the barge landscape. The chain downspout highlights water as it flows to irrigate the planter below. 

FLOATING WATER WORKSHOP | RENDERINGS BY HABITQUE IN COORDINATION WITH MARK B THOMPSON ASSOCIATES

The meadow roof will offer visitors a close-up view of a constructed habitat. Areas of the roof will retain stormwater to simulate the natural landscape, allowing diverse species to thrive in the microhabitat. The habitat logs on the site will provide shelter and food for wildlife, encouraging an active environment above the classroom exhibits. To find out more about Floating Water Workshop visit Habithéque’s website. There you can learn more about the full exhibit. 

www.habitheque.com/floatingwaterworkshop.

FLOATING WATER WORKSHOP | PHILADELPHIA, PA

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At Roofmeadow, we strive to create extraordinary experiences, with balance and integrity, transforming how people see and inhabit their daily landscapes.

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