Baraki Pool

Partner in Charge: Ibrahim Berberi
Team: Richard Kassab, Nada Assaf
Project Description:
This competition winning pool is designed to be discreet and unimposing on a desolate site. 

The firm made an l-shaped scar in the terrain, lifting the corner to quietly inhabit the land. Visitors enter from the narrow side of the project under an administrative area, where a wide view of the Olympic-size pool presents itself from below.

 Without surrounding architecture, the only context for the project is a highway from which the building is visible. Its dynamic shape reflects the speed of the road. 

Although this is a new project on unbuilt land, it is a deliberate spark to ignite growth in the area.
Structural consultant: B.E.T. Rodolphe Mattar
Mechanical consultant: Roger Kazopoulo
Electrical consultant: Gilbert Tambourgi
Renders: 109 Architectes
Location:  Baraki, Algeria
Client:  La Direction de la Jeunesse, des Sports et des Loisirs
Project area:  10,000 m2
Year:  2007
Project status:  Preliminary design