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Indoor Swimming Pool Thomas-Mann-Straße

This swimming pool was built in 1978 as a GDR “Type C community swimming pool” with a reinforced concrete construction with precast elements. The wide-span, cantilevered roof profile, called “VT-folding”, gives the building its distinctive appearance.

The extensive modifications to the swimming pool will be complete in 2016. The scope of the work includes the water pumps and a major overhaul of the swimming pool, particularly including a technical and energy-saving roof upgrade as well as renewal of the façades.

The new profile glazing of the façade with its translucent thermal insulation ensures a glare-free and uniform illumination of the swimming pool hall. The textured render of the energetically improved exterior walls is given a two-tone paint finish, so as to relate back to the colour modulations and coarse texture of the original exposed aggregate concrete façades.

The pink lockers that dominated the changing rooms of the original building are taken as the starting point for the new internal colour scheme. This colour tone reappears in the tiled floor of the hall and in the new acoustic ceiling. Additional colour accents of blue and yellow complete the acoustic ceiling and, as a free-flowing ceiling mosaic, set up a contrast to the central design element of the swimming pool hall.

Location
Thomas-Mann-Straße 3, 10409 Berlin
Client
Berliner Bäder Betriebe AöR
Services
Generalplanung LP 2–9
Completion
2016
Size
5.250 m2 GFA