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Water temple

This temporary exhibition pavilion was built during the MEDS workshop in Ljubljana in August 2012. The wooden pavilion was built using CNC technology and wood bending techniques. Curved and sharp edges of the pavilion evoke the atmosphere of a boat, which at first seems loosely placed among the line of trees, beside a sluice gate built by Jože Plečnik. That moment of stepping from dry land onto a water based vessel is imitated in the Water Temple, when visitors take their first tentative step onto the sliced tree-trunks which are placed, unfixed, throughout the pool. Sponsor: DamaHaus.

Project information

Location of the project:
Levo nabrežje Ljubljanice pred Plečnikovimi zapornicami
Year of completion:


Main architect / Office:
Kieran Donnellan
Kieran Donnellan
Main contractor:

Open space

Open space