Swimming Pool in Tortosa
by Arquitecturia

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Slideshow: these ridged metal walls enclose the facilities of an outdoor swimming pool that Spanish firm Arquitecturia have just completed in the town of Tortosa.

Swimming Pool in Tortosa by Arquitecturia

Located right beside a busy road, the single-storey building folds around the perimeter of the pool to maintain privacy for swimmers.

Swimming Pool in Tortosa by Arquitecturia

The building has a concrete frame, which extends beyond the entrance to create an exterior canopy.

Swimming Pool in Tortosa by Arquitecturia

Other swimming pools we've featured include one inside a ramshackle timber basin - see more here.

Swimming Pool in Tortosa by Arquitecturia

Photography is by Pedro Pegenaute.

Swimming Pool in Tortosa by Arquitecturia

Here's some more information from Arquitecturia:


Exterior Swimming Pool and changing room in Tortosa.

The facility is located on the Jesus Road, between the Canal de l’Ebre and the Barranc de la Vall Cervera, and it is accessed from a public space prior to widening of the pavement on this road.

Swimming Pool in Tortosa by Arquitecturia

One of the aims of the project is to provide the pools a space removed from the Road and the wind, that overlooks the canal and the future of sports area, as well as to provide a good orientation to optimize its use. As such, the linear structure between the road and the swimming pools sets up as a backdrop that holds the area for outdoor activities.

Swimming Pool in Tortosa by Arquitecturia

The boundaries between inside and outside are explored by the structure of concrete and the facade system made of metal profiles. Between these two elements, there ase spaces like porches, patios, shades... areas of ambiguity that dilute and confuse the relationship between inside and outside.

Swimming Pool in Tortosa by Arquitecturia

The project is structured around the public space and entrance arcade, with the bar positioned to one side serving as a vantage overlooking the future running track, and the lobby on the other side, drawing the eye to the outdoor pools. The space outside the pools is shaped by a series of shaded areas that connect the three functional units: bar, changing rooms and lobby.

Swimming Pool in Tortosa by Arquitecturia

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  • https://www.facebook.com/nickhowett Nic Howett

    There's a swimming pool? How would anyone know?

    • jed_

      it's private. very private.

  • Khalid

    The boundaries between inside and outside are explored by the….. Blah blah blah…

    SHOW ME THE DAMN POOL!

    That said from what is described and pictured above, it appears
    to be a very elegant building

  • http://www.eastgradcreative.com/blog Animesh

    The Fool’s Pool!

  • paul christopher

    Shame about the lack of landscaping! Obviously all the budget went into the building; and the the ridiculous grass area under the projecting roof – without rainwater that grass will wither and disappear.