Swimming for all – Järvabadet Swimming Pool Pavilion
Swimming is a fun activity for all ages. Unfortunately, not everyone gets to swim or learn how to. Thanks to the city of Stockholm (Sweden), the residents of Järvafältet (a borough consisting of low-income households) now have a place where they can do that.
Commissioned by the city of Stockholm, Järvabadet Swimming Pool Pavilion is located near Stockholm-owned Eggeby Farm. On the farm, there is a nature school, a café, and grounds for various regularly held events and festivals. Järvabadet will strengthen Eggeby Farm as a meeting place.
Designed by AIX Arkitekter Stockholm, in collaboration with LAND landscape architects, the pavilion consists of two practice pools, a swimming pool, a children's “splash section”, changing rooms, staff offices, technology buildings and a kiosk. When designing the pavilion, AIX Arkitekter sought to create a structure that could naturally fit within Järvafältet, which is recognized as a natural and cultural reserve. While this project was intended to make a difference for Järvafältet’s residents, the design process also focused on staff transparency, guest safety and equality.
AIX Arkitekter chose to use sustainable GreenCoat Pro BT colour coated steel for the roofs using standing seam systems in a distinct Nordic Night Black colour, which goes tone in tone with the painted black wooden façade.
GreenCoat® is widely renowned for both high performance and sustainability in architecture. Most GreenCoat® products feature a bio-based coating which uses a substantial portion of Swedish rapeseed oil instead of fossil oil and is unique on the market. This patented solution by SSAB reduces the environmental footprint significantly.
Järvabadet opened during the summer 2020 and is built to make a difference.