Titled: the "Water Culture House" serious swimmers will have access to the open water of the Copenhagen harbor, which boasts having one of the best water quality grades in Europe, and less ambitious or younger swimmers can explore and swim through a 'castle' like structure for play.
Kengo Kuma's office won a competition to design Water Culture House. It forms part of COBE's regeneration of Chistriansholm – an artificial landmass also known as Paper Island, as it was once used by the Danish press to store their reams of newsprint.
The glazed base of the 5,000-square-metre building will afford indoor bathers panoramic views out to the harbour, while a series of tapered brick forms above will partially protect smaller pools from the elements. The building will also include a gym and facilities for sports associations.