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Entries in the INDEX competition are divided into five categories: body, home, work, play and community. Five winners are chosen. The +Pool is in the work category, "all designs related to work and/or education, for example: Architecture and interior design, work tools, manufacturing machines, aids as well as communications, control and management systems. The category also comprises services for work- and learning environments and strategies for issues related to this, as well as strategies for organizational and managerial development."

+ POOL will filter contaminants through the walls of the pool itself - like a giant strainer dropped into the rivers - leaving only clean and safe river water. The Olympic size pool will filter over 500,000 gallons of river water daily, making a measurable contribution towards cleaning the city’s waterways. The pool is not only a new typology for innovative, ecological architecture, but a new model for designing and developing innovative and ecologically-driven architecture at a civic scale.

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