New Sport and Leisure Pool FacilityPotsdam, 2013

CLOSED ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION FOR A NEW SPORT AND LEISURE POOL FACILITY, POTSDAM, GERMANY

COMPETITION AUTHORITY: STADTWERKE POTSDAM GmbH

Participation of BETAPLAN in a closed Architectural Competition after prequalification of 20 design teams. The site location of the project, at the foot of Brauhausberg hill and opposite the Potsdam Train Station is regarded as quite important as it contributes to the first impression of newcomers to the city.
The program was divided into 4 principal functions-zones: Sport Swimming Pool, Leisure Pool, Gym and Sauna with their respective open spaces. Through the incorporation of a central ramp that connects the two entrances of the building, the principal design idea is to intertwine the customer and visitor spaces in such a way that it is functional and inviting at the same time for all users of the building. The form of the building, inspired by the fluid nature of water, is curved and distinguishable from its surroundings as it befits to the special use and location of the project.
The competition included full architectural drawings at preliminary design stage.
Program floor area: 14,000m2
Estimated construction cost: 27,000,000 EUR
Language of Competition: German