Architects: Paisajes Emergentes / Edgar Mazo, Sebastian Mejia, Luis Callejas
Location: Medellin, Colombia
Landscape design: Paisajes Emergentes + Andres Ospina Duque
Coordination: Farid Maya
Collaborators: Juanita González, Eliana Beltrán, Sebastián Betancur, Andrés Zapata, Clara Arango and Adriana Tamayo
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
Structural engineering: Jorge Aristizabal
Client: Medellín Mayor’s office, Inder, Coldeportes
Project Area: 16,000 sqm
Budget: US $10,000,000
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Iwan Baan
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.
The project is articulated by a system of garden through which the four pools are connected. A flooded landscape planted with species typical of tropical wetlands provides separation of private and public spaces.
The program required a complex system of bathrooms and changing rooms for swimmers and the public, All this areas are beneath the aquatic gardens. 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.