5 Uncanny Urban Pools & City Swimming Space Designs
Swimming is a strangely intimate city activity – people stripping off their clothes to play together or swim side-by-side in common waters. Sometimes these spaces emerge by design while in other cases they are spontaneous interactions in public waters, makeshift spaces or even after rains that flood the streets.
This Badeschiff in Berlin was originally a temporary art installation but the locals loved it so much it was converted into a permanent attraction – a swimming pool in the middle of the city, covered for year-round use and complete with its own bar (this is Germany, after all).
Dumpster diving takes on an entirely new meaning in this incredible urban swimming pool project in Brooklyn, New York, in which a few days was all that was needed to transform a set of dumpsters into useful public swimming spaces.