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Competition to renovate the dated sport installations of one of the most important swimming clubs in Spain.
Real Canoe Natación Club                                  
Madrid (Spain) 2010               Competition developed by Artbe Estudio + Jorge Nieto
                                                                 Awarded 1° Prize
Competition to renovate the dated sports installation of one of the most important swimming clubs in Spain. The competition program intends to update the existing installation and swimming pools by enlarging and introducing new equipment and pools. The building should also become a new fresh image for the club.

The project develops the idea of adding a continuous wooden roof on top of the existing building creating a series of spaces and arranging a continuous flow around the building.
The project is developed through a series of actions with the aim of re-organising the spaces and opening the club to the gardens. First the existing swimming pools are kept on their current location, but the basket court is turned as right now divides the club in two. This allows space to build a new block along the court overlooking the green. Finally a new wooden roof is built adding new outdoor spaces for social use or other summer sport activities.
Section through the basketball court, with paddle courts on top. This area is now oriented to the garden area adding a new spa area, training rooms and a cafeteria on the top, all of them overlooking the gardens.

Sector:     Sports and Leisure
Area:        20,500 m²
Cost:        14,800,000 €
Client:      Real Canoe Natación Club

    Competition Team Director and Designer