Indoor swimming pool, Frutigen BE
The swimming pool replaces a construction from the 1970s which was largely destroyed by fire. The parts preserved were to be integrated into the extension.
It is primarily the new supporting structure which has been rotated through 90° that makes the building appear so generously proportioned. The entire building does without pillars. The main load-bearing structure consists of glulam timber frames resting on steel supports facing south. Here there is a panorama window façade which provides the visual connection between the indoor and outdoor pools.
The seating areas and floors are stone and the walls are made of wood. The structure containing the whirlpool and the quiet area is designed in red wood. This inserted element helps to clearly define the calm geometry of the space.
|Contact person||Christoph Arpagaus|
|Client||Sportzentrum Frutigen AG|
|Architects||Itten+Brechbühl AG / Kaspar Giovanelli AG|
|Competition||1st Prize 2006|
|Start of construction||2007|
|Start of operation||2008|
|Construction volume||14 800 m3|
|Photos||Markus Beyeler, Hinterkappelen|