BJK Nevzat Demir Facility was re-designed by Istanbul based Elips Design Architecture as an indoor pool and a spacious spa area for the football players of Besiktas Sports Club, which is one of the leading sports clubs in Turkey.
Nevzat Demir Facility of Besiktas Sports Club (Turkey’s one of the biggest sports clubs) is located in Çekmeköy, Istanbul. The three-storey main building was not used efficiently before the renovation. There was also a need for an indoor pool and a spa area for the football players. Design process was started in order to transform this area according to these basic needs.
A pool section that contains indoor pool, jacuzzi, swimming pool, in water running, shock pool was planned for the players to use in training and treatment purposes. The spa section was designed with steam room, sauna, hot stone beds, relaxation room and showers. There are also two massage rooms with a private jacuzzi and shower as well as a foot and hair care department for professional use of football players. All these functions were placed in a 570 sqm area with a well-resolved circulation and operation.
Especially 140 cm depth, required in the pool is provided by the soft level differences on the floor. Different sized gaps around the pool opened in the walls also brought freshness both in the pool and corridors.
The bamboo wood veneers and hidden lights used in the massage rooms created a relaxing and soft environment. The elevation required for the jacuzzi was also provided by the level differences created in the room’s floor.
In addition to the swimming pool, there is also a section with water bicycles and a training area with basalt stones under the rainshower. A large jacuzzi next to the pool was also available. A shock pool in circle form, which was descended from the steps, accompanied the pool functions. Barissol lighting in different forms and sizes on the main pool and the shock pool created both the illumination of the place and its reflections on the water.
According to all the space functions, walls were covered with ceramic, natural stone and mosaics in pool and spa area. On the other hand, the massage rooms’ walls were covered with textile based wallpapers. The use of soft colors in earth tones as well as the concrete colors were helped to achieve more spacious spaces in such kind of a functional interiors.