The most interesting swimming pool designs from around the world are full of interesting formal solutions. Aquatic centers are places of recreation for everyone, both relaxation for a busy businessman and active recreation for families with children.
how to design a functional swimming pool?
Relaxation, sports, education through play and health promotion - these are the main tasks of municipal swimming pools. How to design a functional aquatic center facility? The answer to this question depends primarily on its scale. The functional program of an aquatic park is, in addition to the swimming area itself, a number of associated functions, such as a shoe changing area, changing rooms, fitness area, sauna area, slides, or outdoor seasonal pool. Convenience of use of the facility is resolved already at the design stage, which is why it is so important to determine the scale and thoughtful functional connections, so that the facility can fully meet its functions and expectations of future customers.
contemporary trends in urban swimming pool design
Cities need a wide range of recreational venues and swimming pools are one of them. As far back as the Greek baths, Turkish hammams, or Roman thermae, a common denominator can be discerned - the healing and integrating function of water for society. One of the modern trends in pool design is their location in the hearts of cities, in the riverfront area. Berlin, Paris, or Copenhagen will soon be joined by Prague. The revitalization of Prague's waterfront includes the construction of a floating pool. Both the location and form, refers in its assumptions to the historic bathing places along the Vltava River.
environmental water park
The pool can also be an example of modern ecological solutions. Designers in Toronto based the entire swimming pool in Edmonton, Canada, on natural filtration systems using rocks, gravel and sand. An ecosystem created for the pool from specially selected plants and microorganisms results in naturally clean, chlorine-free water. The water center in Tychy, meanwhile, produces 190 percent of its energy needs. How is this possible? The entire complex operates in cooperation with a combined heat and power plant. As a result of burning biogas, the energy system of the entire complex also generates energy for the city.