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.
Sport- und Bäderamt Stadt Leipzig
Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner
Prager Strasse 20–28
Martin Schodder (1-4, 8)
Christian Kandzia (5-7)
5.160 qm / 55,520 sq.ft.
23.000 cbm / 812,130 cu.ft.
1996, 1st prize
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