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RELAXX sport and leisure center / AK2

  • 01:00 - 8 January, 2009
RELAXX sport and leisure center / AK2
RELAXX sport and leisure center / AK2, © Andrea Klimková
© Andrea Klimková

© Andrea Klimková © Andrea Klimková © Andrea Klimková © Andrea Klimková +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Designers

    Andrea Klimková, Peter Kručay
  • Site Area

    5418.0 m2
  • Area

    9271.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. Einsteinova Road is probably the most frequented artery in Bratislava, situated misfortunately, like a big cut through Petržalka town quarter. But some architects show us it is possible to refine such a busy enviroment. The new RELAXX Sport Centre enters the rush locality, harmonizes and directs the noise and chaos. This house is like a sculpture symbolizing the beauty of restlessness and the poetics of velocity.

© Andrea Klimková
© Andrea Klimková

Long awaited final look of the building that stands in the row of previous experiments in designing commercial architecture of high standard design on the narrow and complicated plots between the highway ring of the city and the old train railway is visible to the panoramatic views on the right bank of the Danube river. The tension to produce a piece of contemporary architecture was strong also due to the fact the adjacent Atrium building was a building of the year in local architectural competitions. The reply to this challenge is successful in providing a smart and light weighted version of the sport and wellness centre that seemingly contrasts the gravity rules. Standing on naked concrete legs and being still in a frozen movement of its elevated horizontal body the objects plays a role of a new attractor to the site. It offers two way views - both to its unusual form wrapped in metallic skin and from its inner wellness zones and swimming pools situated on elevated levels outside towards the historical panorama of the city on the oher bank of the river. Difficult situation ended up in brave architectural gesture.

© Andrea Klimková
© Andrea Klimková
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I need its plans... Please hel · November 03, 2012

please help me find all the plans of this project

Viktor Synytsyn · October 10, 2012

Please help me find a floor plans of that building! I'm very need it! HELP!

Viktor · October 10, 2012

Please help me find a floor plans of this building! I am very nrrd it! HELP!

Viktor · October 10, 2012

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tokue kajino · October 07, 2010

RELAXX sport and leisure center

Fero Volar · August 19, 2010

Nieco z #Bratislava na #ArchDaily ktore som nedavno na blogu spominal

Vadim · August 18, 2010

Very nice. Reminds of Zaha Hadid's Phaeno Centre in Wolfsburg.

saliu · August 18, 2010

what is the roof covering?
if there is roof photos, it will be appreciated.

fmH · April 27, 2010

consider heavy traffic routes adjacent... i must say building looks better from moving car then from pedestrian perspective...

Komalantz · June 05, 2009

This shows how a clean concept can cause a huge impact. Well done!

Joshua · June 04, 2009

@ Neil and Andrei

How should a sports and leisure center look?

Frantik · January 26, 2009

Yes, it is surely nice.... physicaly comfortable, but it was more beautiful, when they gave wood ground under the apron, wood fits better with these shapes
But in the view of attendance buildind is empty, without the car difficult to reach, open hours 10-20, only specific customers.....
vyth lots of money? ;-)

Aliu · January 10, 2009

here you can find more photos

João · January 10, 2009

loved it... simple and effective... nice impact in the city...

paolo · January 10, 2009

here, you can see some interior photos. but only few.

Richie · January 09, 2009

I really like the clarity of expression of the external form and it seems to sit well in its context. Would like to see some interior shots.

Andrei · January 09, 2009

Love this one. It doesn't really look like a sports & leisure center, but leaving that aside, i think it fits perfectly within the site. Simple and dynamic, a clear result of the correct interpretation of the surroundings.

Neil · January 09, 2009

Where's the sport and leisure?

Benjamin · January 09, 2009

Lovely design... almost reminiscent of the escalators that travel up the side of Richard Rogers, Center Pompidou but just blow up too massive proportions and transformed into a building :)
Its certainly very effective anyhow...

Powkey · January 09, 2009

A simple building. Yet, has tremendous impact.

Ceno · January 09, 2009

1. The shapes looks like a giant centipede :p
2. I don't see any interior of the building
3. Interesting one actually


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