Carondelet Park Community Pool Project
Architecture 311, Professor Jeff Ryan
Washington University in St. Louis, Fall 2008
Carondelet Park, in South East St. Louis is the home to a newly proposed community pool. Its purpose is to serve two functions, house competitive swimming events and to be used recreationally. My design broke these two functions into two separate pools, one for swimming laps, and one for recreational purposes: in this manner, the pool would never be shut down for one purpose or another.
The siting of the pool in the park was organized around an existing pond. Allowing for the large glass curtain system , the enclosed space is allowed to open up and be entirely naturally ventillated during the warmer months, creating and more outdoors feel to the project.
In-depth sectional and structural work was put into the creation of this project. A curved truss system supports a rain screen, perforated with light wells intended to pattern the the roof. The pattern is a shifting of planes, used to give a backstroke swimming views of the sky while still being indoors.
Drawings are graphite on heavyweight paper
Models are basswood, plexiglass, and cardboard.
Status: School Project
Location: St. Louis, MO