The city of Pecica, situated near the Romanian - Hungarian borderline, became famous in the past years for its Buffalo Farm, the only one in the region.
Pecica and the Hungarian city Mórahalom implemented a project called FENNREHAB within the Hungary-Romania Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013 “to realize the environmental rehabilitation of cross-border protected wetland through the naturalization of water buffalos”.
Their second cross border project, ECOREHAB2 ended with the inauguration of a Visitor Center at the buffalo farm.
In a town where most of the public buildings were built in the early 1900s, the futuristic construction, which resembles a flying saucer or a ship, captured public attention.
Claudiu Ionescu, the architect who designed it says it is an “ecobuilding” and the first virtual museum located on a buffalo farm in Romania.
The main concept was to integrate the building into nature as much as possible.A few days ago I tried to capture the spirit of the spring at the Pecica Buffalo Farm.