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This necessary water works renovation challenges the notion that infrastructure has to be ugly. Recognizing the importance of the urban park to Basel citizens, the city ensured that the reservoir would not interfere with the site’s existing aesthetic.

Instead, they sought to enhance the space by creating new terraces on the building’s roof, and turf-covered steps that children can play on. This is a simple project that demonstrates how easy it is to achieve harmony between the built and natural environment.

+ Berrel Berrel Kräutler

Via Arch Daily

images via Eik Frenzel