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tourism & sport

Naturbad Amstetten


The goal was to provide the maximum exposure for the swimming hall to the external environment. The hall was designed as a perfect square, featuring separate areas for the different functions of the building.

A glass roof gives the impression of swimming under the open sky. The ‚theatre set architecture“ of today’s recreational buildings has been intentionally avoided. Over the whole glassed southern facade, the indoor pool area opens onto a large open space with outdoor activitiy areas and a lake.


Competition 1997 / 1st prize

Planning 1997-1999

Completion 2000

Awards IAKS/IOC Award, Best Buildings NÖ, State Prize for Architecture