A more natural architecture: Sky, earth, and water form a harmonious whole
Witness the elements coming together: When the sun shines, this indoor pool quickly turns into an outdoor one with an impressive panorama. Enjoy nature with all your senses.
- Earth: Built at ground level, the building blends unobtrusively into the landscape. The garden and terrace form an immediate part of the poolhouse.
- Air: The delicate roof construction and especially the huge window areas lend the building a light and airy feel. Everything is clear, bright, and friendly.
- Water: The pool appears to connect directly to the waters of Lake Geneva via the open garden. The two create a harmonious whole.
- Fire: A magical atmosphere sets in when the last rays of light cast by the setting sun fall into the poolhouse and create sparling reflections on the water.
Living without compromises – thanks to HIRT moving architecture®
At this poolhouse on Lake Geneva, nothing is left to be desired. But its particular ingenuity is only revealed at a second glance: The huge window front opening up onto the lake silently retracts into the ground at the press of a button – thanks to the precise technology of HIRT kinetics® SF Spezial retractable window fronts. In beautiful weather, the indoor pool thus transforms into an outdoor pool in the blink of an eye. A gentle breeze blows across the water, you can hear the lake lapping at its shore and feel the sunlight tickle your skin … That is dolce vita in Switzerland!
Why compromise when you can have both with HIRT moving architecture®: If for once, the weather isn’t playing along, the retractable front simply stays closed. This way, residents and visitors can swim laps indoors while on the outside, rain patters against the windowpanes. No draft of air will reach the inside – thanks to the pneumatic seals and multiple layer glazing of HIRT kinetics® retractable window fronts providing the best possible thermal insulation.
HIRT moving architecture® works day in, day out – as reliably as a Swiss watch. The window fronts, measuring more than 13 meters in length, effortlessly set themselves in motion and vanish into the ground as if by magic. The step-free construction allows for a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor natural stone flooring. And thanks to perfectly balanced counterweights, the entire window front, despite weighing 3.5 tons, can be moved manually just as easily as mechanically.
With HIRT kinetics® retractable fronts, you bring a piece of nature back into your everyday life and increase your wellbeing as you do so: because experiencing the elements with all your senses is simply good for body and soul.