New Waterpark Karlsruhe 2004 work phases 1-2status Competition

Water Current
The dynamic of the urban landscape is being recorded and influences the orientation of the builing parts.

The current twists the roof from the North-South direction of the surrounding buildings and facilities like a boat moored in the river.

Landscape strip
The landscape flows through the bath, connects the interior with the exterior and organises the spaces of the bath. The water is “collected” in the valleys.

The building for sauna, changing room, etc. are like tree trunks in the “current” and float on the waves of the landscape under the roof.