pool complex in Croatia. The Svetice Pool complex includes 50m and 25m pools, an 8x6m children's pool, a wellness area, a gym and a restaurant. It is the main urban swimming pool complex in east of Zagreb.
The pool complex for sports and entertainment purposes is located in an urban situation between the urban fabric of central Zagreb, the socialist modern settlements of prefabricated concrete slabs and the Maksimir landscape park. Surrounded by football and athletics fields, it brings a permanent public program to the area.
Ως εκ τούτου, η πισίνα έχει τη δυνατότητα ως κοινωνικού συμπυκνωτή. Παρόλο που το πρόγραμμα περιοριζόταν σε indoor pools, ο σχεδιασμός προσπαθεί να τοποθετήσει όσο το δυνατόν περισσότερες υπαίθριες δραστηριότητες και δημόσιο χώρο.
pool complex in Croatia
This is achieved by turning the main activity of swimming into a public event that can be seen from many angles when using the public roof walk over the east wing or the bridge-like restaurant.
The spatial conception of the project is therefore the construction of a space for everyone, while the separation between the spaces for swimmers and spectators, as well as the separation between the interior and the exterior is reduced to a thin layer.
The linear organization of the building follows the logic of private and public spaces as well as serviced and service spaces. The structure is distinguished between the low side slabs of one floor and the metal structure that bridges the vast space of the swimming hall. To emphasize the spatial continuity, the facades of the side panels are treated equally externally as internally.
The chosen implementation in factory-polished precast concrete slabs refers to the Zagreb tradition of building with similar types of materials, whether washed plaster or the precast concrete slabs of the sixties and seventies. Using a grain of up to 32mm and opening the surface quite deep, the surface has a more valuable feel than its predecessors.