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Wasserhaus St. Arbogast water pavilion, Götzis

St. Arbogast, Götzis, Water Pavilion
St. Arbogast, Götzis, Water Pavilion
St Arbogast Water Pavilion
Wasserhaus St. Arbogast
  • This structure dates back to a 1995 competition won by the artist Fridolin Welte. In the meadow between the Kneipp treading pool and the Kalkofenbach stream, Welte erected a 5×5-metre concrete cube featuring a total of 820 openings drilled on site (each with a diameter of 25 cm). This perforated monolith contains a rectangular water basin and a drinking station. The boreholes are precisely arranged on all five surfaces of the cube, suspending the pavilion somewhere between the twin poles of protection and exposure. Despite its membrane-like permeability, the cube acts as a filter between the inside and outside. Its location among lush vegetation also lends it an archaic edge.

     

    Artistic concept: Fridolin Welte

    Architectural implementation: Fridolin Welte and Christian Lenz

    Created: 2003

    Opening hours

    The water pavilion can be accessed at all times.

    Author: Author: Wolfgang Fiel and Denizhan Sezer, Source: iCP – Institute for Cultural Policy and Vorarlberg Tourismus

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