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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Restructuring and extension of swimming pool in Paris, France by dominique coulon & associés

 
January 31st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: dominique coulon & associés 

The purpose of our project, in an urban redevelopment area, is to transform the building’s image.The refurbishment and extension form a harmonious mineral body. The extension is in light grey concrete, and the original building, with external insulation, is faced with cement in the same shade. This minerality is continued through to the hall floor, in Lucerne quartzite laid as opus incertum.

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

  • Architects: Dominique coulon & associés, Dominique Coulon, Benjamin Rocchi
  • Project: Restructuring and extension of swimming pool
  • Location: 1 avenue de Stalingrad 92 220 Bagneux, France
  • Photography: Clément Guillaume, Dominique Coulon et associés (David Romero-Uzeda)
  • Architects assistants: Arnaud Eloudyi, Sarah Brebbia, Gautier Duthoit
  • Construction site supervision: Agence Olivier Werner
  • Engineers and consultants: 
    • Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
    • Mechanical Electrical Plumbing Engineer: Alto Ingénierie
    • Cost Estimator: E3 Economie
    • Acoustics: Euro Sound Project
  • Program: Swimming pool 25m / Learners pool / Paddling pool / Saunas / Hammam / Relaxation aera / Dressing rooms / Showers / Solarium
  •  Surface:3431 m2
  • Costs: 8 038 000 euros
  • Dates:
    • Schematic design: 2009
    • Completion date: 2014v

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

The scale of the new building, reinforced in this way, displays its strong urban presence. Its large cantilever and forecourt provide a generous amount of public space. A play of light recalls the reflection in the water on the east facade. The exterior signing is on the same scale as the building, and the archway serves as a giant sun-break.

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

The project creates a break in time, with unforgettable ambiances, soft lighting, fluid architectural promenades, and curves replacing right-angles.

The distribution area is flooded with unusual blue-tinged aquatic light, provided by a horizontal porthole in the bottom of the children’s paddling area. The light changes with the movement of the water.

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

The space of the double-height relaxation area is encompassed by curved shapes; an attractive rounded window frames the view of the garden.

The architecture of the existing large area (two pools) is conserved. The incline of the structure is emphasised; the subtle play of oblique lines also adds a contemporary touch.

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

The paddling pool offers children the feeling of being wrapped in a cocoon. The area is curved, which reduces sound reverberation naturally. The tall bay window floods the small round pool with sunlight. The place is designed to appeal to children’s imagination.

The large terrace is treated like a beach, with a tall concrete safety guard providing bathers with privacy.This is a place for discovery, in harmony with the ergonomics of the body.

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon et associés

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