POOL IS COOL hopes to see you soon at an Assembl'Eau, the monthly evening to meet in person and exchange ideas. Check the link in our bio for the first Assembl’Eau in 2019 on the 22nd of January at Chaff.
We get a lot of emails and messages with suggestions, encouragements and sometimes also critical questions. Your input is very interesting for us and we’d like to be able to discuss with you or thank you for your involvement around a drink.
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We all speak our mothertongue and we'll be able to communicate.
Tout le monde parle sa langue maternelle et on se comprendra.
Ieder spreekt zijn moedertaal en dan lukt het wel.
#pooliscool #brussels #assembleau #beyonddigital #forreal #chaff #placedujeudeballe #vossenplein
A pity that the Africamuseum is not in Brussels but Flanders. The huge lakes in the park are so tempting for a swim! Though, not exactly on a January evening... #pooliscool #brussels #africamuseum #park #worthavisit #worthaswim #tervuren
Belgian architecture magazine @aplusarchitectureinbelgium asked renowned architects for their top 5 of recent projects in Belgium. Thanks a lot to @radlouda of CENTRAL for mentioning POOL IS COOL! We are honored!
#pooliscool #brussels #thisisarchitecture #centralofaau #top5
Luc Wallays of @omgeving.be talking at @CIVA brussels about the reinterpretation of a former swimming pool into the first natural swimming pond of Belgium, the “Boekenberg Zwemvijver” in Antwerp. They also work on the new sports park at Heysel in Brussels that will feature a water playground. The lecture was part of the launch of the latest issue of @aplusarchitectureinbelgium
#pooliscool #brussels #civa #lecture #landscapearchitecture #antwerpen #omgeving
This is architecture!
Vote for POOL IS COOL at the Future Architecture Platform via the link in our bio.
POOL IS COOL is not an architectural project even though architecture will play a role in the future for permanent swimming places. However, we see our work as an example of the changing role of architects in the future, recognizing the challenges of contemporary societies linked to proactively developing strategies to tackle these challenges.
The majority of the members of POOL IS COOL has a background in architecture or urbanism. POOL IS COOL works with dedication and pleasure on the Brussels of tomorrow. We believe that our approach is worth sharing with other professionals on an international level. •
That’s why we applied at the Future Architecture Platform @fa_platform to be invited for the Creative Exchange Conference in February 2019. You can support us by voting for POOL IS COOL via the link in our bio.
#pooliscool #brussels #architecture #futurearchitectureplatform #conference #knowledgesharing #ljubljana #voteforus
Good morning everyone, and a good start into the work year 2019! Greetings from one of our temporary offices with a view on Brussels.
#pooliscool #brussels #herewegoagain #summeriscoming
Seems like HEMA really likes us. Why aren’t we sponsored yet? 👋 @hema.be !
#pooliscool #brussels #hema #areyouasponsor
Do you know @ondesenne ? It’s the co-creation project on the Boulevard du Midi / Poincaré, a part of the ring around the Centre of Brussels. The temporary boulevard of yellow asphalt is already a first step to transform the space between the streets from an informal parking area to a qualitative public space. On~de Senne will further develop ideas for a future use of the space together with inhabitants and local organizations. Why we share this? For two reasons: we’re invited to propose a water activity sometime in spring (the first ever outdoor pool in 1899 wasn’t far from the Port d’Anderlecht!) and we like the approach to test and prove the potential of public space through temporary test activities!
If you want to know more about @ondesenne , join their New Years reception on 13/01. Find more information on their page.
#pooliscool #brussels #testcase #bermecentrale #centraleberm #boulevarddumidi #zuidlaan #ondesenne #constructlab #ateliermade #temporaryuse #testcase #springiscoming
Inflatables! Not really made for swimming, but the exhibition on plastic in design at @adam.designmuseum makes you certainly want summer!
#pooliscool #brussels #inflatables #plastic #cravingforsummer
From the remnants of the past to the promise of the future: a new-years walk in the Heysel area. The first pictures show what’s left of Oceade which is currently being demolished to make place for the NEO development. The privately run water park had the only publicly accessible (and tiny) outdoor swimming area of Brussels. However, we continued our walk to the park of Laeken with the former American Pavilion and Theater. This part of the park is the envisioned location for the plans of the City of Brussels to build a new public outdoor pool in the future! It’s hard to imagine on a grey first of January, but the space is certainly promising! Read a first analysis of the plans on our website via the link in the bio.
A happy New Year, everyone!
#pooliscool #brussels #pasttofuture #heysel #heizel #villedebruxelles #brusselstad #oceade #naturalpool #bruxelles #brussel #happynewyear #2019
Check out the pictures of our masterclass HOW TO SWIM
The happy shirt to spread the message!
Le t-shirt heureux pour répandre le message!
Het vrolijke t-shirt om het bericht te verspreiden!