Name: Pool and Recreation Center
Location: Residential complex of Ministry of Interior, Khazar Abad, Sari, Iran
Architecture Firm: EBA | Experimental Branch of Architecture
Architects in Charge: Arash Mozafari [→], Arshia Sholeh
Design Team: Arshia Sholeh, Arash Mozafari, Afsaneh Tafazoli Yazdi, Pooya Baktash, Morteza Hesabi, Babak Rashedi
Site area: 5000 sqm
Ground floor area: 2700 sqm
Total floor area: 3500 sqm
Date: 2003 - 2004
Client: Ministry of the Interior
Photos: Afshin Ghaderpanah, Arshia Sholeh
Budget: 1,493,500 USD
Award: 5th Place in Memar Award, 2005 (SH:1384)
The recreation centre occupies a 5,000-square-metre site on the shores of the Caspian Sea. It does not attempt to compete with the natural environment but instead forms a white and neutral volume 'reminiscent of a shell', with transparent spaces that defer to the presence of the sea. The upper floor contains a pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym and coffee shop; the lower floor has mechanical rooms, parking and storage. Materials were chosen for their lightness and resistance to humidity and sunlight. The structure is steel, though columns near wet zones are covered with concrete and zinc plate.
Archnet | Pool and Recreation Centre [→]
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