In the interview, the Head Architect of New Spa at the Aquaticum Waterpark in Debrecen, Hungary lets us know what are the biggest challenges in designing an aquatic facility and what sport means to him as an architect. And he talks about digitisation.
What are the biggest challenges in designing an aquatic facility?
Designing an aquatic facility was a complex journey for us. As architects we start the design process in 2D, drawing lines, figuring out the design’s guiding principle. Some would consider the protagonist of such a design – the water - to be a flat, plain element. Our concept for “Aquaticum” strongly focuses on the array of experiences that an aquatic facility can offer its visitors. It was a “must” for us to come up with a design that goes beyond the limits of 2D and offers a unique 3D experience, a wild sensory treat.