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The Municipal Pools of Povoacao Feature a Lush Ceiling Exterior

By: Jordan M - Published:   Updated: May 6 2011 • References: barbosa-guimaraes and archdaily
The Municipal Pools of Povoacao in Portugal are a series of indoor swimming areas that are housed within a naturally-lit, man-made subterranean cavern.

Designed by Barbosa and Guimaraes Arquitectos, the roof of the Municipal Pools of Povoacao are covered in a vibrant green roof which is inter-cut with naturally day-lit skylights. Although the structure houses a number of extensive public pools, you'd never know it from the building's cleverly disguised and eco-friendly exterior.

Implications - With obesity becoming a huge issue in today's society, many people are looking for fun and different exercise options. Places such as the Municipal Pools of Povoacao give people the option of both exercise and being in an eco-friendly environment. Businesses that cater towards a healthy lifestyle are heading in an eco-conscious direction that many people admire.