MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOLS
SELECTED WORK FAD AWARDS 2001
FIRST PRIZE AJAC AWARDS 2002
The project was designed without a definite site and therefore had to adapt easily to any location.
The foyer is an independent volume that makes the accesses 100% adaptable and protects the bathing area. The building has a cold, hard skin and a simple volume which, like ice, offers an interesting interplay of transparency, translucency and an opaque sheen. When it rains, as it often does in Galicia, the building “sweats” and the cold water drips down the glass façades. When night falls, conversely, the block of ice becomes a glowing lantern.
The interior has a warm atmosphere thanks to the timber main beams, is clean-lined and user-friendly-relaxing, like the thermal waters of Celtic antiquity.