andrea kubna + ondrej lipensky: floating bath on vltava river
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nov 28, 2011
andrea kubna + ondrej lipensky: floating bath on vltava river

‘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
bathing environment.

exterior view

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

pool deck

ice skating rink during winter months

floor plan / level 0


scheme of disassembly

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