‘floating bath on vltava river’ by andrea kubná, prague, czech republic
exterior view with the prague castle
‘floating bath on vltava river’ in prague is conceived as a closed rounded space, floating
on the water surface designed
by czech republic-based andrea kubná + ondrej lipensky. independent of the river banks, the circular structure is
accessible by boat. nearby the small harbors of strelecky and slavansky island, this facility becomes a location of repose
from the bustling activity of urban life. a perimeter ring of leasable cabins protect an interior central pool which permits
direct contact with the water. filtered with a textile membrane, dirt particles and bacteria are repelled ensuring a clean
with a surface area of 900 square meters and depth of 165 centimeters, the volume may hold 300 individuals at one time.
four lanes with a length of 25 meters cut across the center. a sauna, steam room, bar, restrooms, showers and changing rooms
accommodate the bathers. during winter, a prefabricated wooden covering will allow a frozen surface suitable for ice skating,
reinstating a former tradition of skating upon the river’s frozen surface during -26 degree celsius temperatures.
interior circular pool
ice skating rink during winter months
floor plan / level 0
scheme of disassembly
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