Swimming Pool Belgium, Grimbergen Building, Flanders Architecture, Belgian Architect
Swimming pool K, Belgium
Grimbergen Architecture, Flanders – design by dmvA
19 May 2013
Swimming Pool in Belgium
Contemporary Grimbergen Building
Location: Grimbergen, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, northern Belgium
Concept: panoramic swimming pool
Although the principal dreamt for years of a swimming pool in his small garden, he chose to renovate his 17th century gentleman’s house first.
While the contractors were about to start the works, the uninhabited school building, adjoining his garden, was offered for sale.
The principal did not hesitate, works were stopped and the school building was bought.
After many analyses and intense discussions it was decided to realise the swimming pool project first.
‘Panoramic’ swimming pool
Not only the size and unfavourable orientation of the garden, also constructive motifs defined the concept. No swimming pool in the small ‘sunless’ garden, but one on top of the roof of the school building.
An intelligent structure of columns and beams of reinforced concrete is not only the structural reinforcement of this neglected school building, but the construction needed for the swimming pool as well.
The groundfloor is organized as an ‘outdoor-kitchen’, on the first floor the space is multifunctional.
Belgian Swimming Pool – Building Information
Title: Swimming pool K
Principal: Mr. and mrs. Kegels – De Caluwé
Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Christine Loos, Sofie Buggenhout
General contractor: Harry Hendrickx (carcase works) – Vorsselmans (aluminium) – Polyureau (JBS)
Constructional engineer: UTIL
Built area: 206 sqm (polyvalente space) + 103 sqm (swimming pool and roof terrace)
Photographs: Frederik Vercruysse
Swimming pool K images / information from dmvA