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Aquatic Centre for Southamerican Games / Paisajes Emergentes

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

© Paisajes Emergentes © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Paisajes Emergentes +27

  • 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

    2010
  • Photographs

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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IIIE · June 15, 2012

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SuCasaColombia · April 26, 2012

Located just 3 blocks from Su Casa Colombia, the Atanasio Giradot Sports Complex is home to a brand new Aquatic... http://t.co/yfyT8I9X

Manuel Balleto · February 01, 2012

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Colin McKay · October 25, 2011

Medellin&#39s elegant and useful acquatic complex - http://t.co/6BKDopfH - built for competition and community use

Alberto Rigau · November 12, 2010

Medellín, Colombia, gets an incredible Aquatic Centre for Southamerican Games by Paisajes Emergentes http://ow.ly/36oBo (via JLorenzo)

Daniela Marmol · October 03, 2010

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Marc Enriquez · October 02, 2010

@jaqrecto check this out jaki! http://bit.ly/9TdHEf

Carlos V. · October 01, 2010

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David Basulto · October 01, 2010

congratulations to Colombia's finest :)

simon · October 01, 2010

me impresiona como los renders venden una idea de un proyecto y luego lo ves construido y ni se asemejan a la realidad. el proyecto esta bien y le he hecho seguimiento pero al verlo ahora donde quedan esas imagenes q nos vendieron el proyecto, lo minimo q uno espera es verlas hechas realidad

Tanasak · October 01, 2010

Why there are many Direction of the swimming pools?

sullka · October 01, 2010 05:28 PM

Why not?

Unlike most outdoor sports, swimming shouldn't be affected by the sun orientation. I might be wrong though, but I don't think that's the case.

I like it, but I don't get the "flooding landscape"....seems like the main idea of the project but it's not built.

Or maybe the flooding part was mostly rethoric, and not to be taken literally.

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MJMArchitects · October 01, 2010

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Agustín Infante · October 01, 2010

el gran salto de Paisajes Emergentes, verdad? (una de las oficinas con mejores dibujos de latinoamérica) http://t.co/64CX51D via @archdaily

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Nico · October 01, 2010

AWESOME!.. Simple yet beautiful!, small details all over the project. It's a shame though, that the "flooding" pools were not developed and I'm almost sure they were what made this project win. Anyways, Good job!! VIVA COLOMBIA!

V1G · September 30, 2010

YEEEESSSS!!!

seth · September 30, 2010

Its interesting to see the translation of the project from representation to built form. The representation is so affective, sensual, and spatial..the pictures nullify these attributes.

fokt · September 30, 2010

YES

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