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Aquatic Centre for Southamerican Games / Paisajes Emergentes

  • Architects: Paisajes Emergentes
  • 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: 2010
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan, Paisajes Emergentes

© Paisajes Emergentes © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Paisajes Emergentes

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. 

© Iwan Baan
© 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.

© Paisajes Emergentes
© Paisajes Emergentes
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