Photo documentary of the old indoor pool in Bamberg

Everything about the old indoor pool in Bamberg, Germany breathes sub­lime mid-century style. From the tiles to the sig­nage, every detail of this land­marked build­ing is a wit­ness to 1960s design. Its archi­tec­tur­al puri­ty made the pool an ide­al sub­ject for our pho­tog­ra­ph­er Hannes Riedel.

Architecture photography for tangible memories

For Hannes, pho­tograph­ing archi­tec­ture and space is about more than mere­ly doc­u­ment­ing sub­jects: He knows how to pre­serve the spir­it of loca­tions in his pic­tures, a skill per­fect­ly demon­strat­ed in his free­lance pho­tographs of Bamberg’s old indoor pool. The pic­tures Hannes shot of the pool, which was closed in 2011, resem­ble ele­ments from a movie – you expect the doors of the chang­ing rooms to open any moment and a class of school­child­ren to swarm out.

A new lease on life for a historic bath

Thanks to the new own­er, this will be the case short­ly: Bamberg University bought the struc­ture in 2016 and plans to remod­el it com­plete­ly to turn it into a uni­ver­si­ty sports cen­ter. We look for­ward to see­ing the build­ing filled with life again!

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