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Water Works Museum – Pump Station Building

Project: Water Works Museum – Pump Station Building
Client: Aquatim SA
Location: Timisoara
Area: 571 sqm
Project team: SDAC studio, Electric Eye, Parsymonia
Responsibilities: design, civil engineering, building permits

Timisoara’s No. 1 Water Works is a milestone the city’s industrial heritage. When Timisoara was chosen as 2021 European Cultural Capital, one of the city’s main objectives in its cultural development strategies is defined by raising awareness of built heritage, rehabilitating and emphasizing it. In the same time, a better connection of the city to the national and international cultural dynamic is desired. Urban renewal through industrial conversion for culture has an important role in the city’s future development.

The museum ensemble is located in the southern part of Timisoara, inside the Nr. 1 Water Works. It consists of three existing buildings and a new pavilion for receiving guests.

The industrial interiors of the Pump Station Building become exhibiton areas, emphasizing the water’s circuit through the existing machineries and technological installations. The architectural intervention in this building will be minimal and will not affect the original equipment.