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John Harris Fitness Margaretenplatz, 1050
John Harris Fitness Margaretenplatz, 1050
John Harris Fitness Margaretenplatz, 1050

Total redevelopment und conversion of a former public swimming pool from the late 1980ies into a fitness center. BWM aimed at keeping the concise structure of the former Margaretenbad that was converted into a „Caribbean oasis“ in 1989. Like shiny slabs the new façade covers the monolithic reinforced concrete construction.

Shaped as a funnel the entrance area continues to the street, reaches a glass wall pushing through the façade as an interface between the interior and the exterior. The interior becomes a unit by a monochromatic surface: A glossy pearlescent paint makes the main hall shine. The indoor pool area is covered by a gold colour tone, while the dark floor creates a feeling of intimacy.

Completion 03/2006

John Harris Fitness GmbH

BWM Team
Rita Guggenberger (PL), Charlotte Schülke, Amin Abdel-Kader, Wolfgang Leitgeb, Judith Moser

Image credit
Forian Dalik
Rupert Steiner


Construction documentation

DI Jörg Gritsch


Lighting design
Erco Leuchten GmbH

Hostalek und Kienesberger


gebaut 2007

2 July 2008

gebaut 2007

Rewarded for exemplary building in the viennese city scape by the municipality of Vienna (MA 19).