A TRIANGULAR FUTURISTIC SWIMMING POOL IN HONG KONG

A TRIANGULAR FUTURISTIC SWIMMING POOL IN HONG KONG

Kennedy Town swimming pool, Hong Kong, China

Farrells : The architects were commissioned to build a new home for the Kennedy TownSwimming Pool in Hong Kong, after its former facility was demolished to make way for a new MTR train station.

A TRIANGULAR FUTURISTIC SWIMMING POOL IN HONG KONG

The site chosen for the pool was a derelict car park on a patch of reclaimed land, with an uninterrupted sea view. Farrells were commissioned to create a memorable landmark surrounded by landscaping, trees and green walls to revive the neighbourhood and attractlocal residents to keep fit and healthy by using the facility.

A TRIANGULAR FUTURISTIC SWIMMING POOL IN HONG KONG

To achieve this, they designed a futuristic triangular form derived from the shape of the site and framed by the city’s historic tram line, residential towers and Victoria Harbour. The first phase of the complex – a 50m (164ft) outdoor pool and a smaller leisure pool – opened to the public in 2011. During construction of the new West Island Line, the site adjacent to the first phase of the swimming pool was home to a shaft for the removal of underground soil. Now that the railway line has opened, construction of the pool’s second phase featuring two indoorpools, a jacuzzi, and an outdoor garden, is well underway and due to be finished in October this year.

A TRIANGULAR FUTURISTIC SWIMMING POOL IN HONG KONG

The project has cost an estimated HK$671m (US$86.5m, €76m, £60m), funded by the MTR Corporation.

A TRIANGULAR FUTURISTIC SWIMMING POOL IN HONG KONG

Photo Courtesy : Farrells

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