Behnisch Architekten received the 2nd prize with their submission to the Indoor Swimming Pool and Leisure Pool competition in the Bavarian Town of Freising, Germany.The location of the new indoor swimming pool and leisure pool has had a long bathing tradition. Located at the open air pool in Freising, Bavaria, it’s characterized by the lush greenery and mature trees.The human scale and the surrounding landscape are both dominant aspects of the design concept. It can be described as a topographic architecture, playfully connecting existing green areas. Hence the building becomes an extension of the landscape.A curved green roof with generous sky lights embraces the functions of the indoor swimming pool on ground floor level. It also functions as an additional lawn for sunbathing that gradually steps down to the existing open air pool in the form of circular terraces that also protect the neighboring buildings from excess noise.

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