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John Harris Fitness Margaretenplatz, 1050
John Harris Fitness Margaretenplatz, 1050
John Harris Fitness Margaretenplatz, 1050
John Harris Fitness Margaretenplatz, 1050

Total redevelopment und conversion of a former public swimming pool from the late 1980ies into a fitness center. BWM aimed at keeping the concise structure of the former Margaretenbad that was converted into a „Caribbean oasis“ in 1989. Like shiny slabs the new façade covers the monolithic reinforced concrete construction.

Shaped as a funnel the entrance area continues to the street, reaches a glass wall pushing through the façade as an interface between the interior and the exterior. The interior becomes a unit by a monochromatic surface: A glossy pearlescent paint makes the main hall shine. The indoor pool area is covered by a gold colour tone, while the dark floor creates a feeling of intimacy.

Status
Completion 03/2006

Client
John Harris Fitness GmbH

BWM Team
Rita Guggenberger (PL), Charlotte Schülke, Amin Abdel-Kader, Wolfgang Leitgeb, Judith Moser

Image credit
Forian Dalik, Rupert Steiner

Participants

Construction documentation
Straka

Statics
DI Jörg Gritsch

HVAC
Elkatec

Lighting design
Erco Leuchten GmbH

Graphics
Hostalek und Kienesberger

Awards

gebaut 2007

2 July 2008

gebaut 2007

Rewarded for exemplary building in the viennese city scape by the municipality of Vienna (MA 19).