fitness park einstein
Client:www.fitnesspark.ch and www.einstein.ch
MIGROS OSTSCHWEIZ FITNESS PARK EINSTEIN , ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND, OPENING 09.09.2009, 2003-9.
Competition 2003, First prize.
Architect: Damir Masek
The heart of the five story Fitness Park Einstein beats as a hovering water crystal pool, flooded with the light of the overlying atrium.
To introduce a courtyard so far is a standard procedure. But to "occupy" it with functions - suspended swimming pool on the 4th floor and below its orchestration with the cascade stairs (main circulation in fitness clothes) - is the key to two highlights: - The heart of the project as light source and as time and experience horizon - The optimum utilization of the square meters available at this site.
1st floor: Classroom / Kindergarten 63 m2, Personal Training 40 m2
Pool: 14.2 x 5 m, depth 1.3 m. Bath water 36 degrees Celsius, 92 m3 - 92,000 liters Static pool: waterproof concrete, pool wreath 60 cm thick and 147 cm high, prestressed, standing on four pillars.
Heart of the project: Crystal Basin in the atrium with openable glass roof
Project highlights: Insertion transparent pool bottom and openable glass roof
Damir Masek gmbh, Zürich
Fitness Park Einstein St. Gallen images / information from Damir Masek