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Aquapark Kyjov, Czech Republic by SENAA architekti

Project name:
Aquapark Kyjov
Architecture firm:
SENAA architekti
Mezivodí 2029, 697 01 Kyjov, Czech Republic
Principal architect:
Václav Navrátil, Jan Sedláček
Design team:
Eva Pokorná, Patrik Obr, Markéta Raková, Eliška Brabcová, Jan Cihlář, Kateřina Zabadalová
Building contractor: Consortium Metrostav and Metrostav DIZ. Chief engineer: CENTROPROJEKT GROUP. Petr Tutsch (Centroprojekt group), chief engineer. Tomáš Svoboda (Centroprojekt group), pool technology. Svatopluk Juráň (Centroprojekt group), engineer. Zoja Št'astná (Stavoprojekt) Lenka Obročníková (BERNDORF BÄDERBAU).. Vlastimil Bárta, statics Zbyněk Pospíšil, fire safery. Jiří Ell, Štěpán Jůza, Alena Vaščáková (TECHNIKA BUDOV). Tomáš Obrtlík (EZH). Veronika Vraňanová (VS-build). Jana Zuntychová, landscape architecture.
Built area:
Built-up area 2430 m², Usable floor area 4630 m²
Site area:
18000 m²
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Interior design:
Jana Zuntychová
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The foundation is made on drilled piles with a diameter of 600 mm. Due to the high level of groundwater, the substructure is a monolithic white tub made of Permacrete concrete. The aboveground part is made of a prefabricated concrete frame with bracing. The pool chamber is coated with CLT panels with mineral wool thermal insulation. The perimeter walls of the ground floor are insulated with EPS with brick strips. The second floor has a ventilated facade with a gold-colored profiled sheet. There is FVE and extensive greenery on the flat ridges. The summer and indoor pool tubs are made of stainless steel.
Town of Kyjov
SportsCenter › Aquapark Sport and Relaxation Center

SENAA architekti: The Aquapark Sport and Relaxation Center began with a modernization of the outdoor public swimming pool and now has a newly-built indoor swimming pool to complement it. The pool history started early in the 20th century with the establishment of the river swimming spa. The complex is sensitively set in the interface between the existing urban structure and central Kyjov park; it is surrounded by 100-year-old trees. Because of a new operating arrangement, the existing area receives maximum use. With close proximity to the park and city center, clients can discover an attractive sporting and relaxation experience.

The new building complements the surrounding environment and does not disturb its overall character. The linear arrangement and fine structure of the new building extend along Mezivodí Street and terminate at the street’s endpoint. The new forecourt of the pool is located on the main pedestrian and cycling route leading to the city centre. As part of its revitalization, an alley of trees was rejuvenated, paved areas were modified and urban structures were added. Pool visitors and passers-by can enter at any time and enjoy a cup of coffee on one of the outdoor terraces accessible from the lobby.

The facade is softened by lining it with brick strips and gold-colored perforated sheet metal. All this is supported by views through the building, which visually connect the area of the outdoor swimming pool with the forecourt of the pool. The indoor pool chamber is turned in relation to the building by ninety degrees and runs into the outdoor greenery. The full-surface glazing of the pool chamber enhances the feeling of connecting the indoor and outdoor spaces. The architectural proposal envisions a gradual increase in the pool's construction over the next 10 years.

The indoor pool chamber is divided into three main parts – swimming pool, adventure pool, and wellness. The main swimming pool has five lanes with a length of 25 m. The pool experience features benches with massage jets, pool spouts, and a water slide. There is also a whirlpool, and even the little ones will have fun in the children's wading pool. While in the pool, visitors enjoy pleasant views of the adjacent park and the greenery of the outdoor complex.

There are five saunas in the wellness area - tropical, salt, aroma, Turkish steam bath, and Finnish ceremonial sauna with a view of the outdoor pool. All saunas are of different sizes and temperatures and are constructed to create a feeling of intimacy. Visitors discover maximum peace and privacy here. The wellness area includes a cooling pool and a relaxation room with a Barrisol starry sky. There are three outdoor terraces. The ground floor features cloakrooms, showers, and changing rooms for the outdoor pool. There is also an Aqua bar counter, which serves both the outdoor and indoor swimming areas.

The outdoor swimming pool remains mostly unchanged. New stainless steel insertions were fitted into the existing pools. The adventure pool boasts a relaxation area with a massage bench, basketball hoop, water slides, and a large slide. There is a wading pool for the little ones. The swimming pool offers three lanes with a length of 50 m. A non-swimming component features bubble massage benches. Refreshments are provided for visitors in an outdoor bar in the very center of the complex in the immediate vicinity of the swimming pools.

About studio / author

SENAA is an architectural studio founded by Jan Sedlacek and Vaclav Navratil. We have gained extensive professional experience in studios in Brno, Prague, Rotterdam, Los Angeles and New York which we continue to expand. We take an individualist approach to each project. We seek out novel solutions and place great emphasis on economical designs and the affordable implementation of structures. We work in all areas of architecture, ranging from new construction to renovation and interior design.

By Liliana Alvarez

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