Worthing Borough Council
A limited competition entry for a new pool complex on Worthing seafront, comprising of an 8 lane, 25 metre pool, a combined learner/diving pool, indoor leisure pools, an outdoor pool, a health and fitness centre, café, crèche and flexible space for other activities.
The scheme creates a single volumetric mass, extending the existing park onto its roof and giving dramatic views out to sea.
Internally volumes are carved out of the solid mass to form the individual activity spaces, reminiscent of the action of the sea to form caves at the base of cliffs.
The main activity level is above the sea defences to gain maximum visual contact with the sea, whilst also maintaining the separation for management of the facilities.