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!