Frutina Swim Centre London, Westway Sports Centre Pool, Building Interior, Design
Frutina Swim Centre, London
Westway Sports Centre swimming facility on Crowthorne Road – design by Walker Bushe Architects
11 Mar 2008
Frutina Swim Centre in London
A new swimming facility for training children and Tri-athletes
Design: Walker Bushe Architects
Address: 1 Crowthorne Rd, London W10 6RP, UK
Phone: 020 8969 6758
This low cost prototype was designed for Frutina Swim Centres to test the effectiveness of teaching young children to swim using the ‘Endless Pool’ counter current system that can be varied in strength to suit the swimmer.
The first unit has been installed in converted changing rooms in the Westway Sports Centre in London. The unit, designed on a tight budget, is set up to test the market demand for the system.
The design of the project involved the strip-out of two existing changing rooms to incorporate a double and single user Endless Pool unit. The single pool is equipped with video cameras to film swimmers from several angles to appraise their swimming technique. This is then played back to the swimmer on a large flat screen plasma T.V. adjacent to the pool.
The punchy colour palette in the building combined with robust polycarbonate cladding systems was chosen to create maximum appeal to younger users.
Address: Frutina Swim Centre, Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, London W10 6RP
Frutina Swim Centre images / information from Walker Bushe Architects
Location: 1 Crowthorne Rd, London W10 6RP, England, UK
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