Leca Swimming Pools

June 13, 2009

Architect: Alvaro Siza

Date: 1966

Location: Porto, Portugal

The Leca Swimming Pools sit on the Atlantic Ocean and provide a safe place to swim in contrast to the wave-crashed beaches.

Leca Swimming Pools

Leca Swimming Pools

These pools are barely visible from the main street with only the locker rooms visible.

Locker Rooms of Leca Swimming Pools

Locker Rooms of Leca Swimming Pools

One of the most interesting features of these pools is the way they appear to be part of the ocean.

Main Pool

Main Pool

The edge is cleverly disguised by natural rock formations.  Originally the plan was to go swimming in these pools but apparently 80 degree weather is too cool to go swimming.

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