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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Fitness Park Einstein in St Gallen, Switzerland by Damir Masek (designed with FormZ)

 
April 24th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Damir Masek

The heart of the five story Fitness Park Einstein beats as a hovering water crystal pool, flooded with the light of the overlying atrium. Above the three-story cascade steps of the fitness center floats the transparent and/or translucent basin. This focal point motivates the fitness customers, and tells of a promise, which will redeem. The horizontal, translucent screen under pool’s transparent, acrylic bottom can be used flexibly.

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  • Architect: Damir Masek
  • Name of Project: Fitness Park Einstein
  • Location: St Gallen, Switzerland
  • Opening date: 09.09.2009
  • Client: MIGROS OSTSCHWEIZ
  • Photos: www.foto-panorama.ch
  • Software used: FormZ

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  • General planer: ARGE damir masek gmbh / Caretta+Weidmann Baumanagement AG
  • Architecture & Overall Direction: damir masek gmbh
  • Construction Management & Deputy OVD: Caretta+Weidmann Baumanagement AG
  • Structural Engineer: Grünenfelder + Lorenz AG
  • Building Services Engineer + Coordination BS & Electrical Engineering / Draftsman: Amstein + Walthert St. Gallen AG
  • Sanitary Engineer & Bath Technology: Schneider Aquatec AG
  • Building Physics: Studer+Strauss Bauphysik
  • Lighting Design: Vogt & Partner Lichtgestaltende Ingenieure
  • Gastro Planner: axet gmbh

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As time and experience horizon, the light and shadow of the pool separate and connect the joy of active health education with the subsequent, completing contemplation in the spa area. The guests’ views glide from the pool through the atrium with the openable glass roof into the vastness of the ether. To introduce a courtyard so far is a standard procedure. But to “occupy” it with functions – suspended swimming pool on the 4th floor and below its orchestration with the cascade stairs (main circulation in fitness clothes) – is the key to two highlights: – The heart of the project as light source and as time and experience horizon – The optimum utilization of the square meters available at this site.

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