Borden Park Natural Swimming Pool by gh3

The Borden Park Natural Swimming Pool is the first chemical–free public outdoor pool to be built in Canada! Why aren't there more of these? This pool in Edmonton replaces an existing pool built in the 1950's with a seasonal pavilion and landscaped amenity space for 400 swimmers. The water is cleansed through stone, gravel, sand, and botanic filtering processes and the materials (who are the real superstars in this minimal waterscape) include limestone, steel, concrete and timber. Happy summer!

gh3* is an award-winning design practice based in Toronto composed of architects, landscape architects, designers, and technical staff. 

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