European aquatic centres

17 - 20 OCTOBER

Innovation Zone. Hall 2

Free entrance for everyone registered for the show.

The exhibition brought together outstanding examples of Aquatic Centre architecture from among those constructed in Europe over the last few years. The projects were selected taking into account their interest in providing functional and innovative solutions relevant to aquatic centres from
an architectural and conceptual standpoint.

This exhibition is sponsored by:

Some of the examples of the work on display were:

Goald Coast Aquatic Center

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre is a recycling and expansion of the original 1960s Southport Pool located at the Gold Coast's Broadwater Parklands. The redevelopment will be the venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and is where the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships were held in 2014.

Architecture studio:
Cox Architects: Multidisciplinary practice incorporating Architecture, Planning, Urban Design and Interior Design. Australia


Jordanbad Biberach

At Jordanbad in Biberach, Germany, the former exterior sauna cabins needed to be replaced by newer larger ones that were more durable and sustainable. The expansion of the sauna complex and grounds was part of a comprehensive master plan that made it easier to expand and add more saunas and relaxation rooms in later years. The aim of this remodelling was to increase the appeal and feel-good factor of the spa and to create more interesting spaces for a larger number of visitors.

Architecture studio:
Jeschke Architektur&Planung: Biberach, Germany



Piscine Tournesol

The Tournesol swimming pools were, in 1969, architect Bernard Schoeller's response to General de Gaulle's '1,000 pools' programme. The project renovates the existing pool while respecting the simplicity of its design and preserving its qualities.

Architecture studio:
Urbane kultur: architecture and planning agency founded in Strasbourg in 1999. Their work is based on a scrupulous respect for nature, on how each project will function and on a precise interpretation of the contextual peculiarities of each site.


F3 Fellbach Aquatic Centre

The location of the new F.3 aquatic centre, on the western edge of the town of Fellbach near to the Kappelberg hill, was the starting point and guiding thread shaping and designing the new facilities. The three areas, the sports zone, adventure pool and sauna world were smoothly transferred to blend fluidly with the landscape and reflect aspects of the local region in both form and design.

Architecture studio:
4a Architekten GmbH: The values that characterise 4a Architekten lie in establishing an ambience, providing an identity and creating the quality of the space.


Baths of Gerónde

The sustainable rehabilitation of the historical Baths of Géronde complex in Switzerland is based on strengthening its connection with the lake. The original semicircular changing room building was extended to both the entrance and to the north-east walkway, creating a panoramic addition to the existing path round the lake.

Architecture studio:
Nau 2: Multidisciplinary design studio based in Zurich and Los Angeles.