Folding Glass Ceiling and Skylight, City Indoor Swimming Pool, Zurich – Tuchschmid

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Folding Glass Ceiling and Skylight, City Indoor Swimming Pool, Zurich

Category: Skylights
Year of construction: 2011
Location: Zürich
Owner: Amt für Hochbauten Stadt Zürich
Architect: Ernst Niklaus Fausch Architekten ETH/SIA GmbH Zürich
Engineer: Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer Bauingenieure Zürich
Site managem.: Vollenweider Baurealisation GmbH Zürich

The indoor pool, built in the late ’30s, needed to undergo a major renovation to improve its energy efficiency. The main feature of the restoration work was to expose the long covered up skylight to this once brightly lit swimming pool. The new finely structured 40 m long and 13 m wide folding glass ceiling and skylight above allows light to flow into the space giving the complex design a filigrees appearance. The cleaning equipment installed between the glass ceiling and skylight provides for the necessary maintenance standards.