CTBUH

MONDAY 22 OCTOBER 2018

SEARCH   
 
WAN Jobs
News Review
Podcasts
WAN Urban Challenge
WAN Awards
Previous Next
 

Kennedy Town swimming pool, Hong Kong, China

Monday 23 May 2016
 

Fitting into the neighbourhood

 
Kennedy Town swimming pool by TFP Farrells in Hong Kong, China
Farrells 
 
Kennedy Town swimming pool by TFP Farrells in Hong Kong, China Kennedy Town swimming pool by TFP Farrells in Hong Kong, China Kennedy Town swimming pool by TFP Farrells in Hong Kong, China Kennedy Town swimming pool by TFP Farrells in Hong Kong, China Kennedy Town swimming pool by TFP Farrells in Hong Kong, China Kennedy Town swimming pool by TFP Farrells in Hong Kong, China
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment
 

This futuristic triangular building that houses a new swimming pool in Hong Kong is derived from the shape of the site that it occupies 

Farrells were commissioned to build a new home for the Kennedy Town Swimming Pool in Hong Kong, after its former facility was demolished to make way for a new MTR train station.

The site chosen for the pool was a derelict car park on a patch of reclaimed land, with an uninterrupted sea view. Farrells were commissioned to create a memorable landmark surrounded by landscaping, trees and green walls to revive the neighbourhood and attract local residents to keep fit and healthy by using the facility.

To achieve this, they designed a futuristic triangular form derived from the shape of the site and framed by the city’s historic tram line, residential towers and Victoria Harbour.

The first phase of the complex – a 50m (164ft) outdoor pool and a smaller leisure pool – opened to the public in 2011. During construction of the new West Island Line, the site adjacent to the first phase of the swimming pool was home to a shaft for the removal of underground soil. Now that the railway line has opened, construction of the pool’s second phase featuring two indoor pools, a jacuzzi, and an outdoor garden, is well underway and due to be finished in October this year.

The project has cost an estimated HK$671m (US$86.5m, €76m, £60m), funded by the MTR Corporation.

 

Nick Myall

News Editor

Key Facts

Client £60m
Status Complete
Value (m€)
TFP Farrells
www.tfpfarrells.com

More projects by this architect

Farrell Centre

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool

Chelsea Waterfront

High speed rail station

The Eagle

More Projects

Latest Jobs in Hong Kong

Senior Project Interior Designer (Hospitality)

 
Reinventing Cities
ECOWAN
 

Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site