- Sustainable Architecture
- Floating bath filters river water for clean swimming in Prague
Andrea Kubná and Ondrej Lipensky have designed a floating pool facility for the Vltava River in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The closed, rounded structure would be located near Strelecky and Slovansky Island. Although not directly connected to the riverbank, it would be accessible by boat, offering city-dwellers a getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Within a perimeter of cabins for lease is a 900-square-meter, four-lane swimming pool, which can accommodate up to 300 people at a time. The pool fills with river water, which is filtered through a textile membrane to remove dirt particles, bacteria and unpleasant odors, ensuring a clean, safe and natural bathing environment. A sauna, steam room, bar, restrooms, showers and changing rooms are also available.
During the winter, a prefabricated wooden covering will make it possible to create a frozen surface over the pool, making it possible to ice-skate on the Vltava for the first time in over fifty years due to warmer temperatures.