Gallery: Green-Roofed Municipal Pools Are an Enchanting Public Space in...

We were blown away by the splendor of green covering the roofs of the Municipal Pools of Povoação in Portugal. Designed by Barbosa and Guimaraes Arquitectos, the public indoor pools are housed in a series of basalt rock volumes cut into the side of the hill
 
We were blown away by the splendor of green covering the roofs of the Municipal Pools of Povoação in Portugal. Designed by Barbosa and Guimaraes Arquitectos, the public indoor pools are housed in a series of basalt rock volumes cut into the side of the hill on a site that was formerly used by the city for outdoor sports. Inside, the building is naturally lit by skylights that pierce holes through the green roof and appear like plugs across the surface.

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