An Innovative Public Pool

+Pool a public pool in the Hudson River

+Pool a public pool in the Hudson River

+Pool a public pool in the Hudson River

This is a pretty sweet kickstarter project that has been getting some attention: +Pool. The project is a public swimming pool floating around the rivers of New York City. It’s a great idea that has worked in Copenhagen quite well and probably other places that I don’t even know about. Even though the project is “fully funded” really only the first phase of testing the water-filtering membranes is funded. Additional funding will allow for more extensive testing of the water filtration system and add momentum behind the project as it prepares to slog through grueling development and approval processes. Of course you get swag for giving your dollars to help make +Pool a reality for everyone, but at $500 bucks, the tote bag might not be for everyone.

And the axonometric illustrations are dope/rad/whateverkidsaresayingthesedays.


6 Comments An Innovative Public Pool

  1. Nicklas Pape June 22, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    wow, that looks Dope!

    The water in the harbor bath in Copenhagen are not filtered, so i guess the budget was a lot smaller. Since the water in the habour is clean, the construction is simply a closed area of the habour with bathing guards.

    Cool drawings.

  2. Nick June 22, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Check out PlayLab for more dopiness and sketches and things:

    They’re very cool guys actually. You might even say they’re dopes … no, damn, sorry.

  3. zion June 22, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    While this is a really cool idea, the overall shape seems somewhat awkward. The + shape may be intriguing and different, but would be a nightmare for lifeguards to both ensure the safety of the swimmers and to assist or extract patrons in an emergency situation. It may be a really great design, but the safety seems to be compromised.

  4. Alex Dent June 23, 2011 at 5:04 AM

    @Soo: That’s half of the truth. The Harbor Bath was designed by PLOT a firm that split sometime in 2006ish into BIG and JDS. Both are still around today, but BIG definitely gets more attention.

  5. Inez June 23, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    this is pretty neat!! but would they have lifeguards at each corner?
    very different layout.
    but interesting

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *