Through the investigation of the swimming pool typology, this scheme investigates how health and wellbeing can be made more accessible to a diverse community, whilst also using it as a means to reconnect an increasingly separated society.
The scheme consists of a swimming pool, gynmasium, outdoor plaza / community marketplace, cafe, multipurpose community spaces, as well as a new system of paths to improve accessibility and use of the site. It seeks to activate existing elements of the site such as the soccer field and the community garden through programmatic adjacencies, thereby fostering an open dialogue between inside and outside. Through the new system of paths, the project seeks to improve the north-south and east-west access routes through the site, making the site more engaging and appealing for users and allowing them to immerse themselves in the new health and wellbeing focus of the site.
Transparency and visibility are key drivers of the architectural expression of the scheme, as it strives towards an openness and lightness, making health and wellbeing a more active and immersive aspect of the public and social realm.