the principal dreamt for years of a swimming pool in his small garden, he chose
to renovate his 17th century gentleman’s house first.
contractors were about to start the works, the uninhabited school building,
adjoining his garden, was offered for sale.
principal did not hesitate, works were stopped and the school building was
analyses and intense discussions it was decided to realise the swimming pool
the size and unfavourable orientation of the garden, also constructive motifs
defined the concept. No swimming pool in the small ‘sunless’ garden, but one on
top of the roof of the school building.
intelligent structure of columns and beams of reinforced concrete is not only
the structural reinforcement of this neglected school building, but the
construction needed for the swimming pool as well.
groundfloor is organized as an ‘outdoor-kitchen’, on the first floor the space