If you want to get your feet wet in Hong Kong, take to the waters in the Kennedy Town Swimming Pool that recently opened to the public. The pool is the first wave of a leisure complex sitting at the entryway to Kennedy Town, a former meatpacking district. The previous swimming hole was re-envisioned by the architecture and urban planning firm, TFP Farrells, as part of the development of the West Island Railway Station.
The building’s low-lying profile extends the views across Victoria Harbour on one side while providing a protective shield against the high-rise buildings in the background. A gently curving roof serves as a canopy over the outdoor seating area. It currently includes two outdoor pools, decks and changing facilities. There will be an additional multi-purpose pool, a teaching pool and a Jacuzzi when the second phase is completed in 2016.