Tapiola Swimming Hall, completed in 1965, is one of the original public buildings of the Tapiola Garden City. The swimming hall was designed by architect Aarne Ervi, one of the principal architects of the Tapiola Garden City.

The swimming hall and its two outdoor pools are part of the cultural landscape of the Tapiola Garden City centre. The swimming hall is situated on the northern edge of the central pool. The window walls of the swimming hall open to the central pool, connecting the indoor and outdoor pools. The building is one of the most iconic Modernist sports venues in Finland.

Location

Kirkkopolku 3, Espoo
60.1784348, 24.8071884

Images

Nighttime view, Tapiola Swimming Hall
Nighttime view, Tapiola Swimming Hall (© Jussi Helimäki / Wikimedia Commons)
Aerial view from the west, Tapiola Swimming Hall
Aerial view from the west, Tapiola Swimming Hall (© Teuvo Kanerva / MFA)
Outdoor pools, Tapiola Swimming Hall
Outdoor pools, Tapiola Swimming Hall (© Teuvo Kanerva / MFA)
Outdoor pool, Tapiola Swimming Hall
Outdoor pool, Tapiola Swimming Hall (© Teuvo Kanerva / MFA)
Swimming hall in 1968, Tapiola Swimming Hall
Swimming hall in 1968, Tapiola Swimming Hall (© Teuvo Kanerva / MFA)
Swimming hall in 1971, Tapiola Swimming Hall
Swimming hall in 1971, Tapiola Swimming Hall (© Teuvo Kanerva / MFA)
Nighttime view, Tapiola Swimming Hall
Nighttime view, Tapiola Swimming Hall (© Teuvo Kanerva / MFA)