31 August, 2012

I Go Swimming

The Spree River in Berlin, Germany, is too polluted to swim in.
Unfortunate, really.
So, how to cool hundreds of summer-warmed Berliners?
By turning an old barge into a pool, of course!
The Badeschiff (German for "bathing ship") is a floating pool located within the river itself.
Brilliant.
In winter, it becomes a sauna and a steam bath.
Super brilliant.
 

 
 
xo

4 comments:

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Wow, that looks amazing!
It always seems a bit odd to build pools in or near water, but this looks so cool too:)

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Nancy said...

Wow...really awesome! You've been doing a lot of pool posts lately, what gives?

Karina Cifuentes said...

This looks so incredible. I have to add to my "must-travel" list.

Elizabeth Gilmore said...

What a great design solution! A very cool idea.

Best,
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