Sport and adventure pool “Fildorado” Filderstadt

Sport and adventure pool “Fildorado” Filderstadt

KTP Kauffmann Theilig & Partner
felderstadt, Germany

Sport and adventure pool “Fildorado” Filderstadt

KTP Kauffmann Theilig & Partner en tant que Architectes.

The “Fildorado” was built in 1970 and was one of the first adventure pools targeted towards families in Germany. The original buildings as well as its sur-roundings all looked the same and one could not make out any particular order. It seemed that over the years, the buildings grew accidentally and without de-sign context. Therefore, based on its necessary renovation, the decision was made to expand the swimming bath consequently by indistinguishably incorpo-rating the existing parts into its addition. The visitor looks at a vast cohesive adventure pool incorporating the existing parts. Flowing areas that still have different layouts with transparent transitions between inside and outside make the visit an adventure.

The new Fildorado is distinguished by a long bridge-like connecting element located on the west side of the property. It creates the link that connects the different parts of the new baths. At the same time, it still leads the visitor into the building where the new entry is located with all the serving functions (changing rooms, cashier, shops, office, kitchen and so on). This gesture of connection, development and maintenance frees the swimming and sport ar-eas of functional constraints and serving parts. Leaving the foyer, which is the meeting point, the visitor arrives at the changing rooms that are “floating” bridge-like over the pool area underneath. In the north, the changing room area sticks out of the façade of the building. But the vast entry building also includes the access to a modern and exclusive fitness club over two levels with roof terrace and view over the outside pool areas in the North.

The landscape swimming area of the water park follows the natural slope to-pography of the exterior area. By floor-to-ceiling glazing which go easily inter-lock from the interior to the exterior. The swimming hall was enlarged to north from the existing building. Significant south-sheds provide additional insolation. Various use areas such as restaurant, children's area, deck and rest area, differ-ent water areas and water attractions give the landscape differentiated atmos-pheres. Among other things, there is a wave pool, a flow channel, as well as several large slides. In addition to two tube slides - a black hole slide and a tire slide - there is a novel jump-street slide. The existing sports spa by the old Fil-dorado, with a 25-meter pool, the thermal pool in the outer area and sunbath-ing and relaxation area with tanning was de-bathing in the new landscape in-volved. Old and new merge into an interior single unit. The sauna area is opened up by the water park. On two levels there are arranged saunas, rest areas and a sauna bar. The levels are linked through a void. North and East of a generous open space is a sauna with additional outer sauna-carcasses and outer pool, limited by an earth wall.

In addition to the internal offering was also renovated and expanded the open area of the Fildorado. Preservation was only the diving tower with tanks. The other outer area has been completely redesigned and only the foundation of the 50m basin was adapted. According to the interiors, it also offers new attrac-tions. As in the spa area, there is a public pool in the outside area and the lawn of an earth wall belt surrounding designed landscape focus and the different areas.

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