Project Title: Aquatic Center for the South American Games
Location: Medellín, Colombia.
Built, Unbuilt or Under Construction: Built
Project Year: 2009-2010
Firm: Paisajes Emergentes + Andres Ospina Duque
Firm Website: www.paisajesemergentes.com
Project Team Members:
Architects: Paisajes Emergentes / Edgar Mazo, Sebastian Mejia, Luis Callejas
Landscape design: Paisajes Emergentes + Andres Ospina Duque
Coordination: Farid Maya
Collaborators: Juanita González, Eliana Beltrán, Sebastián Betancur, Andrés Zapata, Clara Arango and Adriana Tamayo
Project Collaborators: Farid Maya, Sebastián Monsalve, Luis Tobón, Iván Forgionni, Juan Sebastián Pérez, Andrés Zapata, Sebastián Serna, Juan Esteban Gómez, Érica Martínez and Aura Cuartas
Structural engineering: Jorge Aristizabal
Client: Medellín Mayor’s office, Inder, Coldeportes
Project Description: First prize in the international competition for the South American Games in Medellín, Colombia, the new aquatic center meets the needs of future competitions, while providing a new swimming and teaching facility and public pool. A system of gardens connects four swimming pools, while a flooded garden planted with species typical of tropical wetlands separates private and public spaces. The program required a complex system of bathrooms and changing rooms that are located beneath the aquatic gardens. A set of courtyards below ground level offer natural illumination and provide a meeting space and warm-up area for competitors and swimmers.
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