Ost Indoor Swimming Pool in Leipzig Building

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Ost Indoor Swimming Pool in Leipzig

Leisure Building in Saxony, Germany – design by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, architects

27 Aug 2019

Ost Indoor Swimming Pool Leipzig

Ost Indoor Swimming Pool in Leipzig Building

Ost Indoor Swimming Pool in Leipzig Building

Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

First prize goes to ensemble by gmp

With its timeless and clear pattern language, the design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners impressed the jury. The ensemble comprising the indoor sports swimming pool and health center at Otto-Runki-Platz continues the block structure of Neustadt and, at the same time, makes a link to the neighboring parks.

Ost Indoor Swimming Pool in Leipzig Building

Otto-Runki-Platz lies in the Neustadt-Neuschönfeld part of the city to the east of Leipzig’s inner city and hitherto has served as a public park. To the north of the plot, the two building blocks have a direct border with Eisenbahnstrasse and thus form a spatial edge along the main traffic axis. To the south-east, the devel-opment of the swimming pool and health center creates a landscaped open space, which integrates some of the existing trees. The central planted circulation axis between the two buildings widens out to a landscaped plaza, which leads on to the Rabet public park.

Ost Indoor Swimming Pool in Leipzig Building

From a formal design point of view, the swimming pool—which constitutes the first construction phase—has its own succinct identity and will later be complimented by the two-story health center. The pool building consists of a glazed plinth and a light-colored cuboid with large recesses above.

Ost Indoor Swimming Pool in Leipzig Building

Inside the building, high ceil-ings delineate the various swimming areas that consist of a sports pool with six lanes, a teaching pool, as well as a children’s pool. Daylight reaches the pool surfaces via clerestory lights along the edge of the building, as well as via the surrounding glass facade, thereby emphasizing the sense of space in the pool building.

Ost Indoor Swimming Pool in Leipzig Building

The The interior of the swimming pool reflects the horizontal structure of the facade. The surrounding fenestration band is continued on the inside in the form of wall surfaces with a mineral finish. Above this “horizon”, light-colored wall and ceiling surfaces mimic the external facade. All functional areas of the pool building are arranged at ground level, with a tract containing offices, the foyer, and changing rooms oriented towards the plaza, and the pools themselves facing Konstantinstrasse to the west.

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Ost Indoor Swimming Pool – Building Information

Competition 2019, 1st prize
Design Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz
Project leader competition Tobias Keyl
Competition design team Bojan Kocevski, Zhang Tianshuo, Zeng Yahan, Dinah Borjans,
David Ferreiro Centeno, Thilo Zehme
Client Sportbäder Leipzig GmbH
GFA indoor swimming pool 3.750 m²
GFA health center 1.077 m²

Ost Indoor Swimming Pool in Leipzig Building images / information from gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 270819

gmp – von Gerkan, Marg & Partners

Location: Leipzig, Germany




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