Swimming Centre in Brescia

Situated in the district of Mompiano in the north part of the Italian city of Brescia, this beautiful swimming centre is characterised as urban architecture, open to a specific relationship with the surroundings.

The aim of the architects — Camillo Botticini, Francesco Craca, Arianna Foresti, Studio Montanari and Nicola Martinoli — was to design something different from the classic sports building seen as a ubiquitous object.

The architectural theme is expressed by treating the compact block of the brown Clinker through a sequence of excavated fronts, that change its character in relation to the interior spaces and the different conditions of external reference.

The distribution organises three functional parts: a large main room with a pool for water polo, a nucleus of changing rooms on three levels and a room with two small pools for courses.

The main room has a large window facing the north outside lawn and to the east side it opens towards a patio with beautiful bamboo’s plants.

I love when good design is applied to the spaces for public use. The people of Brescia can swim in a beautifully minimalist environment.

Photography by Niccolò Galeazzi.