Green Roofed Pool Pavilion by Gluck+ Heats up with Geothermal Energy

Posted On Tue, September 2, 2014 By

Posted On Tue, September 2, 2014 By In Architecture, Green Design, Upstate

Just because summer is officially over doesn’t mean we’ve stopped imagining weekend getaways and warm-weather retreats. And the Pool Pavilion in New York´s beautiful Adirondack Mountains along the shores of Lake George is the perfect place to satisfy our daydreams. Design by Gluck+, this elegant recreational structure works as a central gathering space, uniting the existing family and guest houses around a series of exterior and interior spaces. Naturally heated by a deep geothermal well and topped by a luscious green roof, this sustainable shelter blends in beautifully with its rolling environment.

Gluck+ architects, Pool Pavilion, green roof, geothermal energy, Adirondack Mountains,

The modern Pool Pavilion articulates a series of exterior and interior spaces. The whole design includes plenty of sport and entertainment areas like rolling outdoor playfields, terraces, and patios; an indoor lap pool; theatre; gym; and an office. Most of its spaces are buried underground and topped by immaculate sod roofs, ramps, and bluestone stairs and walls.

Gluck+ architects, Pool Pavilion, green roof, geothermal energy, Adirondack Mountains,

The pool is connected with the outdoors thanks to large sliding glass panels, creating an indoor-outdoor scenario that adapts to the weather. The continuous walls were built from locally quarried bluestone that wrap the structure and gently delimit the sheltered space. Rising slightly above the ground is a two-story copper-clad building that shelters an office and serves as a lookout with stunning 180-degree views of the lake and forest.

Gluck+ architects, Pool Pavilion, green roof, geothermal energy, Adirondack Mountains,

This sustainable project doesn’t just provide plenty of ways to enjoy the landscape, but it also uses the synergies of deep geothermal wells and a heat recovery dehumidification system to efficiently heat the pool while cooling the rest of the building. Only eight more months until summer…

All the work by Gluck+ can be seen here.

Photos courtesy of Gluck+

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