DOS architects: olympic swimming pool in kurdistan
DOS architects: olympic swimming pool in kurdistan DOS architects: olympic swimming pool in kurdistan
apr 03, 2013

DOS architects: olympic swimming pool in kurdistan

‘olympic swimming pool in kurdistan’ by DOS architects, erbil, kurdistanimage © DOS architectsall images courtesy of DOS architects




having won the competition to build the ‘olympic swimming pool’ in erbil, kurdistan, london-based DOS architects have shared some images of their proposalwith us. taking cues from undulating waves formed by water, the stadium is comprised of two massive curving concrete beams that replicatethe same bend as a section through agitated water. the two integrated counteracting structural members define a steel and glass roof plane that illuminate boththe interior pool and 2000-seat capacity arena with plenty of natural light, as well as the timber-clad sides that taper out towards a public square buffer zone between the parking and the event building. the entire ground floor is wrapped in a continuous layer of transparent glazing that creates a clear thresholdthrough which guests may enter into the venue. construction is expected to begin later this year.



exterior plazaimage © DOS architects



image © DOS architects



longitudinal elevationimage © DOS architects



transverse elevationimage © DOS architects



pool interiorimage © DOS architects




floor plan / level 0



roof plan



massing diagram for the concrete beams



sustainable features

  • Excuse my lack of knowledge, but for wich country is this olympic swimming pool proposal? Couldn’t find any officially approved country named Kurdistan. So I guess you mean Iraq.

    Scott Fitzlake says:
  • erbil is in iraq

    abu muammar says:
  • Erbil is IN Kurdistan. Maybe time for you to update your knowledge 😉 Kurdistan is a reality!

    Soma says:
  • @Soma: Maybe you could tell us what’s written on your passport? Kurdistan? Or Iraq, Turkey, Iran,… There’s no nation named Kurdistan. That’s the reality.

    Scott Fitzlake says:
  • Hi,
    Thanks for these useful tips. This is some fantastic information on the New Concrete Swimming Pools.

    Jackson Harris says:
  • I don’t know what is wrong with you especialy Scott and Abu Muammar I don’t know where you all from buy where ever you coming from if some one told you you don’t have a country how happy will you be? well then stay out of Kurdistan isue got it.

    Ross Bolard says:
  • For whom doesn’t like name of Kurdistan, Kurdistan is the land of Kurds and will be recognized as state soon.

    Osman says:

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