WATER FILTRATION, & Public Educational Park
If you want to build a foltilla of ship? you dont sit around talking about carpentry, No,
you set peoples souls ablaze, with vision of exploring distance shores
Antoine de Saint Exupery
Water Filtration / Public Educational Park
- Bringing 'life & energy' back to the River Fergus
- The Educational eco-park will provide, educational and public service, along with providing filtered water, electrical power generate by river turbines and PV arrays within the park. 'Giving back to the community'
- to enhance the water quality in Ennis by incorporating a natural water filtration process from Ballyalla lake to the centre of Ennis.
- The Heart of the project will be located at the Post office field where the final stages of the water filtration journey will take place. The post office field will become a ECO education park for all to enjoy, catering for both young and old.
- Creating a walk way from Ballyalla lake to Post office field along the banks of the river Fergus, acting as an 'educational route' informing the towns residence of each filtration stage while creating a tranquil country walk way.
- Extending the heart of the town to the countryside along the bank of the river
- The facilities will include an education center with library and cinema, outdoor cinemas and concert facilities, amenities for farmer markets and a high level walkways to enjoy the views of Ennis and the educational park below.
The site in question is located in
Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland
“Those who are inspired by a model other than Nature, a mistress above all masters, are laboring in vain”
Leonardo Da Vinci
We felt the site should be situated in an area which experience water quality concerns in the past but foremost an area which prides itself in its History & natural biodiversity, a New centre of technology & education, while also having a thirst for knowledge. A place that could to lead the way in biomimic applied architecture.
“Information Age Town”
'Ennis became Ireland’s
“Information Age Town” by winning the prestigious national Telecom Eireann Competition'
2002 Gold International Entente Florale Competition
Ennis was designated Ireland’s Tidiest Town
2006 Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre.
the site, its river, and its associated facilities for the current and next generations could become a forefront for newly inspired heating, cooling, water filtration and energy absorption principles
Containing many Primary, National and Secondary schools and the possible future relocation of Galway University 'Agriculture Department' to Ennis adds to the range of influences and student diversity that could benefit greatly from this Projects Water filtration park & Education Centre.
Post Office Field
“Architecture should learn to breathe with the earth’s rhythm….. buildings have the ambition to direct the architect’s attention towards a language inspired by natures and its energy”
This site was chosen primarily for its centrality within the town and secondly for its immediate connection with its surrounding fabric and natural environment.
River Fergus will be the idea location for the Water filtration Public Park & Educational Centre
The 'Post Office Green-field'
disused site adjoining the
Instead of giving Clients what they ask for,
we should give them whatever dreamed would be possible.
“Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain”
Frank Lloyd Wright
'What we need is Leader, Clients and Architects with courage to put plans into actions'