Berlin 2004

The first drop of crystalline water in the river Spree in Berlin. In line with the tradition of the 19th century river pools, the idea was born: to create the first, floating swimming pool on the river Spree. An old cargo ship was refurbished and the original form underlined by the two sundecks at the rear ends of the pool. On the riverbank, a sand beach with a bar area was installed.

Competition management: stadtkunstprojekte e.V. Berlin, Kuratorin Heike C. Mertens
Client: Kulturarena Veranstaltungs GmbH
Architects: Felipe Artengo, Jose Pastrana, Fernando Menis, Gilbert Wilk
Artist: Susanne Lorenz
Technical management: Ute Schimmelpfennig für m.o.l.i.t.o.r., Berlin
Structural Engineering Platforms: IB Leipold, Berlin
Structural Engineering Ship: HHW+Partner, Braunschweig
Ship conversion: Märkische Bunker und Service GmbH, Berlin
Swimming Pool technology: Aquapart, Berlin
Photos: Torsten Seidel, Gilbert Wilk