Museo del agua (The Museum of Water) is located in Palencia, the capital of the province of Palencia, north-northwest Spain. In the first phase, Museo del agua provides cultural content and use to one of the buildings in the dock of the Channel of Castilla in Palencia. In a second phase, a small pavilion-cafeteria and a parking lot area were expected to complete the museum.
Museo del agua is divided in three areas, including a reception area with administration and services, a temporary exhibition area and the permanent exhibition area. The museum has a rectangular floor measuring 62,4×10,3m, concrete load-bearing walls with a brick sheet on the outer side, and wooden trusses with metallic straps on the roof´s structure. Set in a long and narrow structure, the museum establishes a sequential route along the spaces where the visitor always discovers them in the same order.
Museo del agua de Palencia was designed by architects Serrano Amatriain and Maier Vélez Olabarria of the MID studio for their client the Municipality of Palencia, Spain. (Photos: Helena Velez Olabarria)