the world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Swimming Pool
  4. Spain
  5. Alfonso Reina
  6. 2013
  7. Municipal Sports Center and Swimming Pools / Alfonso Reina

Municipal Sports Center and Swimming Pools / Alfonso Reina

  • 01:00 - 28 October, 2013
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Municipal Sports Center and Swimming Pools / Alfonso Reina
Municipal Sports Center and Swimming Pools / Alfonso Reina, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Mossèn Alcover, 17, 07190 Esporles, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Client

    Ayuntamiento de Esporles
  • Technical Architect

    Fermín Alava
  • Project Area

    785.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photography

    José Hevia
© José Hevia
© José Hevia

The Esporles municipal sports center and swimming pools project is designed in a complex triangular plot located in a new extension of the town.

The project is part of a joint municipal project, where in addition to creating the new sports center, the existing nursery is expanded.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

In the nursery, on the adjacent plot, we have designed volumes that annex the playground with the pool area of the sports center.

Moreover, the proximity of the Esporles mountains find a material and formal dialogue of angular stone geometries in the building.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

The layout of the building, set back towards its northern boundary, has the space of the three multipurpose rooms on the first floor overlooking the pools. The water reflection floods the spaces with light.

Lighting has been designed as a barcode, marking a rhythm and dynamism inherent to the activities developed in the center.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

The entire facade of the building has been treated with gray phyllite veneer, with metallic reflections, free length and deployé sheet sliding shutters that filter light.

The ground floor houses locker rooms and a cafeteria.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

The interior of the building is submerged in the aquatic environment of the pools, flooded by the turquoise green of walls and ceiling.

The exterior space is finished with a continuous, porous, gray pavement.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

The building displays a coherent, contextualized, and functional architecture.

In the architectural design of the building, we have included sustainable and efficient solutions to minimize the energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions during its construction.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Alfonso Reina
Cite: "Municipal Sports Center and Swimming Pools / Alfonso Reina" [Centro Deportivo y Piscinas Municipales / Alfonso Reina] 28 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.