JEFFERSON CITY WATER TREATMENT PLANT
Jefferson City, Mo
AIA Design Excellence Award
This project is, at the same time, about landscaping and architecture. As the addition to an existing water treatment plant, the initial effort was to carefully select the position of a new administration facility and the re-organization of the land surrounding it. The new pools, part of a garden, are icons of color and containers of local flora typically found along the Mississippi river, where the plant sits. As an echo, the fašade of the administration building, with three colors of glass is an interpretation of the landscape as well, registering the variety of colors (water ,landscape, sky) prevalent in the mid-west. intensify the connection between architecture and landscape and enhance the sense of place of an otherwise utilitarian facility often absent from design considerations.