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Oostduinkerke Swimming Pool, Belgium
Belgian Beach Development: Architecture – design by Dierendonckblancke architecten
2 Jul 2009
Oostduinkerke Swimming Pool Building
Design: Dierendonckblancke architecten
Belgian Swimming Pool Building
The site for this new swimming pool is situated on the beach of Oostduinkerke, a small Belgian coast town. The design aimed to create a cross over between the beach and the city centre, extending the dike.
The swimming pool is conceptualised as an oblique surface, forming a bridge between the dike and the beach. The space under the surface accommodates the pool and secondary functions like changing rooms, lockers, first aid and lavatory. Two large incisions position the open air pools. The position of the surface protects the pool from sand and wind. A third incision accessible from the dike creates a platform. Under this stage, a first aid post and public toilets are accessible from the beach.
The building looks act as an artificial dune, with soft slopes, inviting people to walk and sit down, admiring the view. Diverse circulation patterns guarantee a dynamic and low-threshold total.
The surface is conceived as an in situ concrete shell, supported by steel columns.
Oostduinkerke Swimming Pool – Building Information
Company: Dierendonckblanckearchitecten and L.U.S.T.architecten
Design team: Alexander Dierendonck – Isabelle Blancke – Hans Lust – Lieve Vandeginste
Client: Autonomous municipal company Koksijde
Location city: Oostduinkerke
Building area: 4,200 m²
Oostduinkerke Swimming Pool images / information from Dierendonckblancke architecten
Location: Oostduinkerke, Belgium
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