New Swimming Center in Drama

A&S ARCHITECTS unveil plans for a new Swimming Center in Drama, Greece.

The volume is characterized as an urban architecture, open to a specific relationship with the surroundings, against the logic of sports building seen as ubiquitous object, placeable in each site.

The architectural theme is expressed by treating the external elevations as a continuous Byzantine wall, a remainder of remains of the Byzantine walls in the northern neighborhood of the city of Drama, that change its character in relationship to the interior spaces and the different conditions of external reference.

Linear cuts crossing the roof volume are bringing the light inside the pool spaces and create precise visual relationships between the different spaces.