The national monument Openluchtbad in Zwolle, a lido dating from 1934 designed and built by architect Wiebenga, has been completely restored. The lido is run entirely by volunteers and cutting operational costs was an important element of this assignment. In addition to being restored, the lido has also been made more sustainable. New facilities such as changing rooms, a lookout and furnishings have been designed to harmonise with the original pool.
The symmetry of the original design has been restored: the swimming pool consisted of two identical sections for men and women, mirroring each other along an imaginary axis. On the site of the old, previously demolished diving towers at the deep end of the women’s section new diving towers have been constructed according to the original Wiebenga design.