Aquatic centre Kibitzenau
Renovation and extension of a swimming pool facility for public and professional use
The swimming pool of the neighborhood Kibitzenau in Strasbourg, which was first opened in 1965, has an Olympic pool with 8 lanes. Besides its function as a public swimming pool, it is used by the professional swimmers of the Alsace region and the local water polo team.
As part of the renovation, the pool was covered with stainless steel, the access to the swimming pool and the hall transferred and the offices and public areas reorganized. Generous glass facades in the entrance hall and the access to the stands, offer a stunning view onto the pool and the large outside areas with a lawn for sunbathing.
The original concrete structure has been revealed during the renovation and is highlighted by the colors and materials used in the building for renovation. Black tiles, glass, white textile fabric on walls and ceilings, the stainless steel basin and polished black asphalt in public areas emphasize the structure.
The existing building has been extended on the south facade to include a family area with paddling and training pool. The south facade opens onto a spacious wooden terrace, while the west facade is entirely glazed to underline the visual continuity with the main hall.
The Olympic pool area and family area are connected by openings in the load-bearing dividing wall and allow an overview of the whole pool area. The two spheres can be separated by sliding glass doors
A patio, designed like a garden, provides natural light for the indoor areas of the first floor. The changing facilities benefit from natural lighting thanks to the six sky domes integrated in the court.