The most beautiful swimming pool in the world

The VOX Architects project – the World Class Olympic pool received the prestigious international RED DOT Award 2018

This year, for the first time in the history of the award, architects from Russia won the category Interior Architecture and Interior Design.

The Red Dot Design Award is an international design award. Since the foundation in 1955, the prize has become not just a prestigious trophy, but a certificate of quality, which is awarded only to the best of the best. Annually, thousands of projects from around the world take part in the competition. Criteria for evaluation are strict – perfect quality, functionality and, of course, an outstanding design. Each work is evaluated individually, by the whole composition of the jury, and the winner is selected only unanimously.

The award is given to designers and manufacturing companies for special achievements and innovations in the field of design. The works marked by the award are exhibited at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, which is by far the largest collection of modern design achievements in the world.

On July 9 in Essen (Germany) the solemn ceremony of awarding the best design projects took place. This year, the winners in 69 nominations in various design areas were selected from a record number of participants – more than 6300 projects from 59 countries. “Red dot” in different years were marked projects of Apple, Bulgari, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lenovo, Porsche and other well-known world brands.

VOX Architects is an architectural studio of Boris Voskoboynikov, winner of international and Russian awards (Best Office Awards, INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS, EURASIAN PRIZE, ISALONI, Interia, etc.). The studio has implemented more than 200 projects: reconstruction of 48 stations of the Moscow Metro, Koltsovo airports (Ekaterinburg), Kurumoch (Samara), Platov (Rostov-on-Don), interiors of advertising agencies Saatchi & Saatchi, LEO BURNETT, BBDO GROUP, Cinema Park Cinema Park, large-scale development project for the Clever Park quarter (Ekaterinburg), etc.

In 2016, the World Class management announced a contest for the best concept of a new image of the network clubs, winning, the VOX Architects team created a unique modern space with an individual character for comfortable and effective sports.

The World Class Olympic Swimming Pool became the third jointly implemented project. The concept is based on a strong contrast of shapes, materials and colors, giving rise to powerful dynamics. The pool is divided into two main zones: the entrance zone with a lowered ceiling – saturated with red, sensual, material; and the main zone of the pool with raised arches and smooth forms – white, flying, almost weightless, with a blue water surface. The light concept is defined by the absence of visible and rigidly-directed light sources: light in the interior is light, diffused and reflected from large volumes and planes. The project was implemented in 2 months.