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Flussbad is an exciting project from Realities:United to regenerate the old canal in the city center of Berlin into a clean, multi-recreational swimming pool. Designed by Berlin-based firm Realities:United, the regenerative swimming pool is the Bronze winner
 
Flussbad is an exciting project from Realities:United to regenerate the old canal in the city center of Berlin into a clean, multi-recreational swimming pool. Designed by Berlin-based firm Realities:United, the regenerative swimming pool is the Bronze winner of the 2012 Global Holcim Awards. The historic and touristy part of the city is surrounded by the Spree River and a canal, and a regeneration of this lower portion could increase tourism to the area and clean the water. A reed bed on the upper portion would work to filter the water, and the later part would be transformed into a 745 meter long swimming pool, which would be the longest pool in the world, equivalent to seventeen Olympic swimming pools!

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