COBE architects: bellahoj COBE architects: bellahoj
feb 04, 2010

COBE architects: bellahoj


‘bellahøj’ project by COBE architects is built on the ambition to create a more community friendly atmosphere by reinvigorating the park space in the city of bellahøj, denmark. the public swimming facilities have been arranged in one compact space, this allows spectators to conveniently oversee swimming activities while also creating a more sustainable use of energy within the park. a 50 m pool for more advanced swimmers is positioned at the higher, northern side of the hall. meanwhile leisure pools are located at the lower southern side, directly connecting to the park.



aerial view


the pool halls have been designed directly into the sloping terrains. light is let into the halls via a series of openings covered with plastic air-filled ‘cushions’. access paths span from one side of the park to the other, thus, creating connections between the interior and exterior pools.

the sand from excavations will be reused to create a sunbather hill that will give an overview of the park and the city.



site plan

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news