Swimming Pool Complex Grünauer Welle

Leipzig, Germany

The design brief demanded an attraction, a special place, differing in scale and identity from the stringent repetitive order of the surrounding ‘prefab’ housing of Leipzig Grünau. A new park with trees, hedges and lawns, hills, paths and squares forms a green centre within this city district.

The new Swimming Pool Complex is an element within this landscape – partly organic object, partly city object, complementing other neighbouring public leisure facilities (youth club, sport hall, stadium).

The freely composed building form with areas inside and out, overlapping and merging, responds to the natural order of the park, avoiding any similarities with the surrounding housing.

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Location

Leipzig, Germany

Client

Sport- und Bäderamt Stadt Leipzig

Architect

Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner

Address

Prager Strasse 20–28
04103 Leipzig
Germany

Design

1996–1999

Completion

1999

Gross

5.160 qm / 55,520 sq.ft.

Volume

23.000 cbm / 812,130 cu.ft.

Competition

1996, 1st prize

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