We have been awarded in the “Piscina & Wellness Barcelona 2017” with the project Metropolitan Club in Badalona, in the category Best Wellness Center Swimming Pool.
Inside the space of the old cinema “picarol” in Badalona, the construction of the sports center is raised inside an existent volume, keeping the original exterior enclosure and creating a new interior skin. The space is conceived as a huge atrium surrounded by a vacuum occupied in the ground floor by a 25×10 m swimming pool and crowned in its upper part by a glazed enclosure and an exterior terrace in the roof floor. From the access that once was the emergency exit of the cinema, a huge activity volumetric, light and contrasts are discovered. Functional spaces, dynamics, with great natural lighting quality and manageable exterior ventilation, let the practice of multiple disciplines. The materials used in the project are high durability with low maintenance and few variations.