Swimming in the midst of nature: Swimming pool by Hawkins\Brown in Surrey
Client: City of London
Location: Surrey (GB)
The timber structure inside the pool hall stands out in particular, while the pool itself is lowered to provide unimpeded views of the outdoors as far as possible, with wrap-around glazing permitting direct views from the water onto the surrounding woodland. Hawkins\Brown had all wooden surfaces treated with a white stain to provide the material as natural an appearance as possible in relation to the listed landscape that surrounds the school.
On-site assembly of the pre-fabricated, glue-laminated timber frame elements took just over three weeks. The choice of construction method made it possible to plan and construct the swimming pool building within just a year.