Aquatic Centre for Southamerican Games / Paisajes Emergentes

  • 01:00 - 30 September, 2010
Aquatic Centre for Southamerican Games / Paisajes Emergentes, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Medellin, Colombia
  • Architects

    Paisajes Emergentes / Edgar Mazo, Sebastian Mejia, Luis Callejas
  • Project Collaborators

    Farid Maya, Sebastián Monsalve, Luis Tobón, Iván Forgionni, Juan Sebastián Pérez, Andrés Zapata, Sebastián Serna, Juan Esteban Gómez, Érica Martínez and Aura Cuartas
  • Landscape Design

    Paisajes Emergentes + Andres Ospina Duque
  • Collaborators

    Juanita González, Eliana Beltrán, Sebastián Betancur, Andrés Zapata, Clara Arango and Adriana Tamayo
  • Structural Engineering

    Jorge Aristizabal
  • Coordination

    Farid Maya
  • Client

    Medellín Mayor’s office, Inder, Coldeportes
  • Budget

    US $10,000,000
  • Area

    16000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

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From the architect. The new aquatic centre asked to meet the needs of future competitions as well as the availability as a new swimming teaching facility and public pools.

basement and level 01 floor plans
basement and level 01 floor plans

The project is articulated by a system of garden through which the four pools are connected. 

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

A flooded landscape planted with species typical of tropical wetlands provides separation of private and public spaces.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The program required a complex system of bathrooms and changing rooms for swimmers and the public, All this areas are beneath the aquatic gardens. 

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© Iwan Baan

A set of courtyards below ground level give natural illumination to them and provide a meeting space and warm up area for competitors and swimers.

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