In the framework of Piscine Global, the pool and spa industry exhibition taking place from 15 to 18 November 2016 at Eurexpo in Lyon (France), the Pool Vision contest, organised in collaboration with Archi-Europe Group, awarded prizes during an evening gala on 17 November to the finest pools in the world, dreamed up and designed by professional architects, interior designers and landscaping specialists.
Pool Vision Contest
Five competing projects were awarded prizes in different categories by a jury of professionals, and a ‘jury’s favourite’ prize was also awarded.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RESIDENTIAL POOL
Deep Blue - Holger Mauerer Architekt BDA BSW - Germany
This private pool invites the bather to plunge into an enchanting underwater world. From the blue hue of the pool to the seascapes on the walls and ceiling, the ambiance is subaquatic. Wellbeing is also omnipresent, reflected in the sleek design and through the addition of a sauna area and a fitness room.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TOURISM AND LEISURE POOL
Les Sources du Haut Plateau - 107 ARCHITECTURE - France
Les Sources du Haut-Plateau is an aquatic wellness centre in the magical setting of Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid, a village renowned for its gastronomy in south-central France. With 250-degree views from the middle of the pools, volcanic rock features, partially submerged plate glass windows and an outdoor jacuzzi, and using waterfalls, light and transparency to stunning effect, Les Sources du Haut-Plateau represents the perfect blend of wellbeing and a stylish design.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PUBLIC POOL
Noorderparkbad - de Architekten Cie. - The Netherlands
Thanks to its bright, airy architecture, Noorderparkbad municipal swimming pool fits in perfectly with its surroundings. The wooden structure eases the transition between outside and inside, inviting visitors to enter this softly curved pavilion nestling at the heart of a park.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RENOVATED POOL
Sports Centre Leonberg - 4A Architekten - Germany
The goal for this refurbishment project was to create a greater sense of wellbeing in the pool and enhance the architectural features of the building, which dates back to the 1970s. To optimise energy efficiency, all the glass facades were replaced. The sports centre was also redeveloped. Contemporary materials and colour effects now give the facility a unique identity and create a pleasant sense of space. The technical features of the building were also redesigned.
THE MOST INNOVATIVE POOL
VILLA MQ - OOA | Office O architects - Belgium
Designed by architect Magalie Munters at the same time as the spacious villa upon which it depends, this decidedly innovative, contemporary pool lies within a large area of land surrounded by pine trees. The stylish rectan gular pool blends elegantly with the contemporary feel of the villa and its landscaped setting.
JURY’S APSP FAVOURITE
Selective Designs USA
SHOWROOM ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY
SHOWROOM ACADEMY CONTEST
During the same gala evening the Showroom Academy contest, whose main aim is to shine a spotlight on the various sales outlets developed by pool specialists to win over new customers and boost sales all year round, awarded a prize for the best laid-out showroom.
The winning showroom is…
ESPACE PISCINE BOUTIQUE 36 (EURO PISCINE SERVICES NETWORK)
Location: LE POINÇONNET (central France)
Date of creation: January 2016
Manager: Patrick WOESTELANDT
- Segmented areas
- Clarity of the offering
- Signage and display materials
- Cleanliness of the premises and equipment
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