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Češča vas swimming pool

The swimming pool complex at Češča vas is built in a space dominated by the existing velodrome. The complex takes advantage of the topographic features of the terrain and is located rather low, so as not to constitute a new dominant in the space. The building’s discreet appearance is achieved by the low floating roof, under which the surrounding landscape is allowed to flow across the pool. The roof is covered with boards made of unprotected wood, which will age over time, allowing the building to blend with the materiality of the surrounding forests.

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Project information

Location of the project:
Zaloška cesta 20, Novo mesto
Year of completion:
4.770 m2
OPAL Award 2023, Architectural Design, platinum winner London, Great Britain, 2023 The Architecture MasterPrize, Recreational Architecture, honourable mention Bilbao, Spain, 2023 Archello Awards, Sports & Leisure Building of the Year, winner Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2023 Balkan Architectural Biennale, Architecture, first prize Beograd, Serbia, 2023 The Plan Award, Sports & Leisure, winner Milano, Italy, 2023 Golden pencil Ljubljana, 2023 Architizer A+ Awards, Unbuilt Sports & Recreation, winner New York, USA, 2022 The Plan Awards, Sports & Leisure - Future, winner Venice, Italy, 2021
Municipality Novo mesto
Accesible for people with mobility impairments.


Main architect / Office:
Landscape architecture:
Krajinaris d.o.o.
Miran Kambič
Other participants:

Ivan Ramšak s.p. (construction engineering)

Nom biro d.o.o. (electrical installations)

Nom biro d.o.o. (mechanical installations)

Controlmatik ABW d.o.o. (pool technology)

Check out the expert:
Main contractor:
CGP d.d.
Other contractors and suppliers:

Novomont strojne in elektro instalacije d.o.o. (installation contractor)

Mr inženiring d.o.o., Škerjanec d.o.o. (furnishings)

Drvas, Alukönigstahl (windows, doors)

Controlmatik ABW d.o.o. (pool technology)

HISTI (myrtha Pools)

Arcadia Lightwear (lighting)

Savne Cafuta (saunas)

Akripol (smoke and heat extraction)

Kone (elevators)

Škerjanec (outdoor furniture)

Mizarstvo Trščinar (building materials - roof)

Metra inženiring (entrance control and smart lockers )

Zumtobel (safety lighting)

Enota – references

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