Protoporos, a greek word comes from the joining of proto and poros, first and course. The structure itself seeks to promote the sustainable use of the River Irk by showing through example methods of generated clean water, food, and energy. It seeks to spread awareness and inspire by closely relating its sustainable systems to its commercial aspects. Lecture theatres spread knowledge, architectural offices promote design and restaurant offers the fruits of labour to visitors. A vital part of the scheme is the advertisement of the systems (hydro-power, sustainable food growth, constructed wetlands). To achieve this, large windows offer views to the landscape and the systemhis in combination with an etfe room system creates a very open to the landscape design bringing the user closer to nature.