The basic idea from the architects for the planning of the water park "aquabasilea" represents an outline of the map of Switzerland, which also includes the cross of the Swiss national flag in the middle of the building.

This idea is a bit of "deformed" geometry, emerged from the original building with parts of a cone-shaped roof with slopes of 5 to 33 and the unequal length of 21.75 m to 77.30 meters or 71'x253'.  
 
In the middle of the building, the different segments of roof come together in a ring at the top, supported by 4 logs anchored to the ground.
 
This component is central to the design and structure of the roof with an internal diameter of 8.60 meters.
 
He is currently the largest ring made ​​of wood from around the world.
 
It is planned to equip the opening of the ring at the future of a rotating mirror to direct sunlight inside the building.
 
Height of ring: 18.85 Meter
Area: approx. 6500 m2
Volume: approx. 1.200m3
Column log: 750/900mm
 
 
 
subject: 
aquabasilea, CH-4133 Pratteln
 
General Contractor: 
Marazzi GU AG, CH-3074 Muri b. Bern 
 
Bauherrschaft:
Credit Suisse
Immobilien AG
CH-8005 Zürich
  
architect: 
Prof. Dr. Justus Dahinden, CH-8053 Zürich
 
Wood Manufacturer:
ARGE Brawand / nh'Lungern / Bucher / Hess
CH-3818 Grindelwald
 
Engineer Wood:
Pirmin Jung Ingenieure für Holzbau AG
CH-6026 Rain
 
aperture:
March 2010
(c) cadwork 2016