In the comarca of Montes Torozos, amid wheat fields and by the river Bajoz, Castomonte in the province of Valladolid features a stretch of the Camino de Santiago pilgrim route that comes from Madrid, and has a census count of 309. Using its wind-powe
The architect Jesús San Vicente, in collaboration with María Galán and Paula Gil de Bernabé, has placed first in the competition to build the heated swimming pools of Arenas de San Pedro, in Ávila province, within the sports complex annexed to the mu
The Rotterdam firm MVRDV has turned a shopping mall built in the 1980s into a public space with a swimming pool in Tainan, a city in the south of the island of Taiwan. Tainan Spring, as the faciity is called, is part of a larger plan to regenerate th
Anna Noguera and José Javier Fernández Ponce carried out this project that involved building a new multisport center for Barcelona’s Turó de la Peira neighborhood and fitting out the interior of one of its city blocks. The facilities are housed in a
The sanatorium sits at the top of the Serra da Estrela mountain range, at a height of 1.300 meters. It was built in 1944 to help speed up the recovery process of tuberculosis patients, who could benefit here from the healing properties of the sun and
In a sports complex in Taradell, a small town in the province of Barcelona, the site of this indoor swimming pool and the precipitous terrain determine its configuration, articulated in four parts: the outdoor tracks, the wall, the services building,
Aarhus Harbor Bath and AARhusThe bathing platform and the AARhus building are part of a larger plan, also drawn up by BIG, to regenerate the harbor zone of what is Denmark’s second largest city. The location is the artificial island Ø4, in the new de
Located outside Basel, in the valley of the Wiese River, which is a tributary of the Rhine, the Riehen Commune called a competition in 1979 for the purpose of refurbishing its municipal swimming pools, but it took up to the year 2007 for the project
This project’s aim is to transform the river into a gathering place, a condition it had lost because industrialization had turned it into an unappealing and unhygienic place. Spreebruecke is thus planned as a bridge between the River Spree and Berlin
Pierced by round skylights, arranged following a radial pattern, the rectractable enclosure consists of large spheric portions which, if the specific use so demands, slide open as much as 120 degrees on rails.
Surrounded by the city of Berlin, a summer swim at the Arena Badeschiff on the Spree is a unique experience. Thanks to this temporary structure, a winter swim is now also possible, maybe even more unique: inside, warm water and naked bodies; outside,
Along with a spring of medicinal waters, south of the island of La Palma, the complex adapts to a depression in the terrain to reduce its visual impact on the environment; the roof of metallic sheets stretches out as if it were another element of th
The wood structure, which was originally the formwork of another building of the studio, was used as a saltwater pool during one of the artistic events of High Desert Test Sites, and was later surrendered to the entropic strengths of the landscape.
The Copenhagen Harbor is in the midst of a transformation from industrial port and traffic hub to being the cultural and social center of the city. ‘Blue Plan’ is the name of the program in progress along its 42 kilometers of docks, a redevelopment a
Combinar el agua y la vegetación, el paisajismo y las dotaciones deportivas, es la estrategia de este complejo acuático, cuyo programa cumple funciones educativas y sociales.
A circular wooden construction held up by slender supports is raised a meter over the water’s surface to create a space for bathing that is protected against strong winds and equipped with recreational facilities.
On an artificial valley that takes advantage of the terrain’s uneven surface are the swimming pools and recreational zone, while under the slope-simulating planes are the service areas and changing rooms.
En los países de habla alemana, las ciudades balneario suelen llevar el prefijo Bad (baño). La mayoría se desarrollaron durante el siglo XIX alrededor de fuentes termales con propiedades curativas. Al oeste de Rosenheim, a unos 60 kilómetros al sures
El lago de Caldaro (Kalternsee en alemán) en la provincia de Bolzano, perteneciente a la región autónoma italiana de Trentino-Alto Adige (en alemán Südtyrol), es una reserva natural y su acceso está restringido a unos pocos establecimientos de baño e
Más conocida por su puerto sobre el Canal de la Mancha que por su centro urbano —bombardeado en la II Guerra Mundial, reconstruido según un plan urbanístico dirigido por Auguste Perret y declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad—, la ciudad normanda de L
The project stems from the desire to build a swimming pool in a markedly rural context, on a site where different types of traditional structures – a farm, granaries and a mill – stand side by side. The specific characteristics of the place end up t
The River Fluvià begins in the mountains of Collsacabra, south of the city of Olot, and flows into the Mediterranean, in the Ampurdán marshlands, after covering seventy kilometers through the region of La Garrotxa.Almost hidden amid the poplars, the
In 1992, the city of Berlin, still in the throes of the reunification, set up an international public competition for the design of the Olympic Velodrome and Swimming Pool. The city ended up losing the games to Sydney, but the project was green-light
Una antigua cetaria —vivero de producción de crustáceos comunicado con el mar— en el pueblecito asturiano de Tapia de Casariego ha sido reconvertida en piscina de agua salada, según proyecto del arquitecto Jovino Martínez Sierra. La cetaria se encont
El estudio coruñés Vier, que agrupa a los arquitectos Antonio Raya, Cristóbal Crespo, Santiago Sánchez y Enrique Antelo, firma la piscina cubierta municipal en Toro, Zamora, un equipamiento que cuenta con la singularidad de que sus muros exteriores
La arquitectura contribuye a crear los vínculos interpersonales que nos instalan en tejidos colectivos. El análisis de tres casos diferentes de arquitectura acuática, representativos de paradigmas de hoy, permite detectar el papel de mediación y rend