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Louny Municipal Swimming Hall

This dynamically shaped, on all sides barely open crystal reveals the indoor world of a swimming hall on its south side. The outstanding overhang of the sloping roof surface with a sharp scarf of side façades enables two very different worlds to meet: one of a minimalistically dressed blue swimmer practising water sports in a wood-panelled space, and one of a random passerby wrapped in warm winter clothing. The tension of contrast between these two worlds is reflected in the rippling glass façade facing the public space that adjoins the neighbouring municipal office buildings. Through this mutual interaction revealing the secret of movement, local residents are invited to spend their leisure time actively engaging in physical activities.

AuthorDavid Kudla, lead architect
Social mediawww.instagram.com/dkarchitekti
Co-authorFilip Malý, architect
Monika Fojtíková, architect
PhotographerBoysPlayNice, www.boysplaynice.com
CollaboratorLandscape architecture: Iva Koudelová
Structural engineering – concrete: Jan Klodner
Structural engineering – timber: Zdeněk Horníček
General contractor: Metrostav
Timber construction: TAROS NOVA
Pool technology: Bazenservis
Glass façade: ALUKA
Cladding and tiling: Hartex