The petition launched by the association Archipel, pleading for a respectful renovation and reuse of the building, is still receiving signatures. Please sign here and spread the word to help raise awareness on this case.
The Municipal Swimming Pool in Ostend (1976), designed by the architects Paul Felix and Jan Tanghe, currently faces the threat of demolition. The complex is a remarkable example of brutalist architecture, especially rare in Flanders, featuring a monumental concrete structure in the swimming hall. As a significant architectural legacy of the 1970s that is part of the urban identity of Ostend, the building must definitely be preserved for future generations.
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