Vienna indoor swimming pool


questioning and reconstruction of the original concept of Roland Rainer, general renovation and integration of the latest technology
restore and modernize the original concept
according to the present


How can a historical monument on the one hand be restored to its original character and, on the other hand, be brought up to date with the latest technology in order to meet the requirements of a modern swimming pool?


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The aim and the starting point of the renovation lay in the modernization and renewal of the Wiener Stadthallenbad according to technical and operational standards, while at the same time preserving and reconstructing the originally intended character from 1974.

The imperceptibly existing design principle, the visual links between inside and outside created throughout the entire building,

have been transformed into the present. The swimming pool now offers the latest pool water technology, air quality, hygiene and comfort. New and old experience a homogeneous interlinking and form today's appearance.

The Wiener Stadthallenbad is again an important meeting place and an important cultural asset. Past - present - future.


Category Sports/Leisure, Cultural Heritage
City Vienna
Commissioner Wiener Stadthalle Betriebs- und Veranstaltungsges. m.b.H.
Period 2009–2015
Type competition, 1st prize
Status built

net floor area: 6.702 m²
fitness and sauna: 1.560 m²
total water area: 1.874 m²
total water volume: 4.950 m² 
lap pool: 50 x 25 m, 1.750 m², 0,5 to 5,4 m water depth
training pool: 50 x 10 m, 500 m², 2 m water depth
teaching pool: 16 x 6 Meter, 96 m², 0,8 to 1,2 m, water depth
lifting floor in the sports pool: 10 x 25 m, water depth from 0,5 to 2 m
diving boards: 2 x 1m and 2 x 3 m springboards; diving boards 5,7,5,10 m
grandstands: 577 seats (additionally 172 seats in the hall area), 22 report booths, 20 flexible journal spaces
visitor capacity: 400.000 visitors per year (2009)

Copyright driendl*architects ZT GmbH
Images Milli Kaufmann, James Morris


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