The Kennedy Town Swimming Pool Features a Shell-Like Roof

 - Apr 26, 2017
References: dezeen
The Kennedy Town Swimming Pool, a new aquatic sports complex in Hong Kong, features a shell-like covering with a carved out section that exposes the main, Olympic-sized pool to the outdoor scenery. Designed by British architecture firm Farrells, the downtown complex takes advantage of the temperate weather on the island while still offering ample interior space.

The Kennedy Town Swimming Pool's zinc-clad roof is cut out at the largest section of the complex, exposing swimmers to the bay on one side and high rise condominiums on the other. The covered section tapers off to a narrow tail, and the interior itself features several different types of aquatic amenities, including several Jacuzzis for hydrotherapy, a few smaller swimming pools, and a partially exposed parkette with benches and a few small hedges and shrubs.