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Situated between the Fluvià and Muga rivers, the natural park of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà is a marshland saved from brutal development in the ‘80s. Since then it has been home to 327 different species of animals and one of the most popular destinations for natural excursions in Catalunya, Spain. The brief required this remarkably pristine and beautiful landscape to offer possibilities for exploration and accessibility at two specific sites, one high above and one at low ground.

A complex of abandoned rice silos gives us the chance to admire the marshy landscape and unique geographical setting of the park. A directional viewing pod, placed on top of one the silos, frames the peaks of the eastern Pyrenees to the north and the Mediterranean sea to the south, offering an over all view of the marshes below.

The natural park is amongst the most desirable destinations for bird enthusiasts in the whole of Spain.
A low-profile ornithology hut helps the bird-watchers comfortably blend into their surroundings, using reeds and wood as camouflage and cladding. The space is defined by three viewing horizons: the sky, the marshes and a close up of the water.