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Sauna, Swimming Pool

Project timeline

2004 – 2005



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Eichenstraße 4
12435 Berlin

Current state


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In collaboration with Thomas Freiwald and the artist Susanne Lorenz

Winter Badeschiff Change this

Berlin, Germany
by Gilbert Wilk Change this
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The Winter-Badeschiff is a temporary construction which converts the Sommer-Badeschiff, a swimming pool floating in the river Spree into a sauna during the winter months. The Winter-Badeschiff has been opened for the first time in 2005. It is being dismantled at the end of every winter season to make way for the Sommer-Badeschiff.

Created from a converted cargo ship, the Badeschiff first opened in the summer of 2004 as a multidisciplinary art project organized by the initiative Stadtkunstprojekte (City Art Project Society) of Berlin. The sunken hull of the transformed vessel now offers a pristine 8 x 32 meter pool. Resting almost level with the Spree’s surface the design gives one the sensation of swimming in the river itself with the city skyline as a dramatic backdrop. An open-air recreational complex in the warm months, the curving translucent shelter and saunas were added, under the direction of architect Gil Wilk, making the Badeschiff suitable for winter use.



Posted by Christian | Monday, December 19th, 2011 | 07:50am
Thank you for attention! Will be corrected.
Posted by Guest | Saturday, December 17th, 2011 | 12:52pm
1-Stadtkustprojekte should be spelled Stadtkunstprojekte.
2-names of architects are missing: AMP Arquitectos (Teneriffa), WILK-SALINAS Architekten with Thomas Freiwald and the artist Susanne Lorenz

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