The Harlem Natatorium project encourages passer by’s to enter and residents to rethink their relationship with the built environment.

The Natatorium is an elevated pool, raising the neighborhood occupants above the skyline, and allowing them to reprogram the spaces through changing the water levels, creating a range of

potentials, shown above.

The design raises the pool above all other programmatic areas, so it can both receive the maximum amount of sunlight as well as serving as a water tower to feed the fountains, pools and gardens



Final model
Pool Section
Rooftop Plan
Summertime Pool View
Winter Pool Reutilization

Becca Book          Architecture  |  Planning  |  Design

   Columbia University | Master of Architecture | M.S. Urban Planning | Class of 2017