Borden Park Natural Swimming Pool (C3 no.408)


gh3* architecture

C3 no.408 / pp.204-215 (12 pages)


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Borden Park Natural Swimming Pool _ gh3* architecture

Alberta, Canada, 2018

A pool with a gabion walled rectilinear building in the Canadian civic park involves an eco-filtration process
The Borden Park Natural Swimming Pool is the first chemical-free public outdoor pool to be built in Canada. The project replaced an existing pool, with a seasonal pavilion and landscaped precinct for 400 swimmers. The architectural challenge was to create a largescale pool with high quality water control (an essential criterion for any public bathing facility), while also achieving an environmentally healthy and natural filtration process. […]