Olympic Swimming Pool FacilitiesAl Rayyan Sports Club, Qatar
L&O was invited by the Qatar Olympic Committee to submit designs for Olympic swimming and diving pools, with associated facilities, in preparation for a future Olympic Games bid in Qatar.
The site is located at the Al Rayyan Sports Club in Doha. Facilities consist of two, Olympic-sized swimming pools and a diving pool for competition events. All pools and support facilities have been designed to the highest standards. They are compatible with FINA regulations, making them suitable for all levels of competition, from domestic to international events. The main characteristic of the design is an innovative long-span roof, providing flexibility of use and facilitating phased expansion.
The roof-form and configuration allow maximised natural light and ventilation. Between the sporting events, the pools will be used for training and day-to-day community activities.