Rusina Frei
architects

Rusina Frei
architects

Swimmingpool in Písek

Team: Martin Rusina, Martin Frei, Markéta Poláčková, Daniela Vaníčková
Cooperation: Filip Rašek
Landscape architects: Jakub Finger, Mirka Svorová - PARTERO
Artwork: Jiří Franta, David Boehm
Client: City of Písek
Area: 1960 m2
Volume: 27 000m³
Budget: 200 mil. CZK
Project: 2015

Swimmingpool in Písek

Team: Martin Rusina, Martin Frei, Markéta Poláčková, Daniela Vaníčková
Cooperation: Filip Rašek
Landscape architects: Jakub Finger, Mirka Svorová - PARTERO
Artwork: Jiří Franta, David Boehm
Client: City of Písek
Area: 1960 m2
Volume: 27 000m³
Budget: 200 mil. CZK
Project: 2015

The swimming pool in Písek is conceived as an urban spa. It stands along the street on the upper edge of the property and rather than to the sports grounds it is attached to the urban area. The required capacitive parking area of ​​the sports complex is designed as a grassy gravel area in the lower part of the plot in the flood zone of Otava. The elevated south slope by the pool is used for the grassy garden of the outdoor swimming pool.
The economy of operation and the limited construction costs have led to the construction of the individual operational parts of the pool into the most comprehensive building volume possible. We deliberately resigned to expensive full-glass walls and confessed constructions. On the contrary, we designed the pool as an analogy of a city house with windows: every pool area has its unmistakable character, given its purpose. Everyone requires a different height, light, color, or acoustics. Different spaces also require varying degrees of intimacy and visibility, and with different sizes of windows and glazed areas.
The art drawings with bathing motifs on the facades follow the local South Bohemian tradition of sgraffito plasters as well as the classical mosaics of the ancient baths. Drawings with their comic strike also correspond to the slightly peripheral position of the sports complex in the city.