The Fountain House Covers a Montreal Fountain in Grass and Fungi

By: Alyson Wyers - Nov 20, 2014
References: raumlabor.net & dezeen
The Fountain House was designed by Raumlaborberlin as a grassy enclosure for a fountain in Montreal. The circular pavilion has green walls that completely covers the small fountain located in the center of the historic Canadian city. The German studio constructed the dodecagonal wooden building on an area of wasteland as part of a Montreal arts festival.

Based in Berlin, Raumlabor created the public space to emphasize free infrastructures such as access to water which man take for granted. Architect Markus Bader explains the Fountain House celebrates the free access to public good and shared spaces. The structure has a wood frame covered in soil that contains grass and fungi seeds that will sprout and grow throughout the festival's duration.