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Friday, January 02, 2009


Andrea Klimková, Peter Kručay_Architectural office AK2
The newly completed sport and leisure centre RELAXX is situated on a long and narrow site in Einstein street in Bratislava. The site is surrounded by a busy traffic corridor of Highway D1 from north and by an international railway track from south. Form and structure The basic shape of the building was determined by the long and narow conditions of the site. The floorplan is approximately 100 m long in its longest axis, 20 m wide on western side and 14 m wide on eastern side. Overall, the building can be described as both dynamic and poetic at the same time. Compact form is elevated on one side by two floors and sits on four up-side down U-shaped concrete pillars. The height of the lifted floor matches the height of the nearby Old Bridge. Function The building is divided as follows: on the first floor there are retail and refreshment stores; second floor is health and wellness centre; on the third floor there is indoor golf court, bio-restaurant, solarium and children's playground; fourth and fifth floor is dedicated to sport and leasure activities divided into wet and dry zone. Dry zone on fourth floor contains fitness, aerobic, yoga, spinning, changing rooms, whereas the wet zone on fifth floor conssists of swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, masage room and snack bar.

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