National Institute of Sport, Performance and Expertise, Aquatic Center

Paris (75)

Sport, 2015

The Aquatic Center gathers 4 disciplines: swimming, water polo, diving and synchronized swimming. The main building and its extension’s roof tapers in long lower eaves to gradually and discretely blend into the Bois de Vincennes. In continuation of the pools, landscaped slopes indicate the building’s belonging to the Bois.

The structure unfolds in a horizontal origami style, which pleatings and cuttings form a sawtooth roof determining the lighting of the Pool Hall. Servant spaces are shared in a refined and airy clapboarded volume, in connection with the Sports Hall. The Aquatic Center is a pilot operation for the HEQ certification of swimming-pools.

Olympic 50m pool
Extension: Olympic 50m pool
The low level of the roofing and the buried pools maintain views on the Bois de Vincennes foliage.
Eternal 'Bois' The low level of the roofing and the buried pools maintain views on the Bois de Vincennes foliage.
The main building and its extension are linked by the ground continuity, by the roof and by their relationship with the Bois de Vincennes.
3 pools, 2 buildings, 1 aquatic center The main building and its extension are linked by the ground continuity, by the roof and by their relationship with the Bois de Vincennes.
 and the sawtooth roof determine lighting, acoustics and ventilation.
Pleatings, cuttings and the sawtooth roof determine lighting, acoustics and ventilation.
goes from the synchronized swimming pool to the swimming pool. It holds the ventilation required for defogging the windows.
The black wall, as a common thread, goes from the synchronized swimming pool to the swimming pool. It holds the ventilation required for defogging the windows.
marks the belonging of the new aquatic stadium to the Bois de Vincennes.
The grassy slope marks the belonging of the new aquatic stadium to the Bois de Vincennes.
Location
Paris

Project owner
Ministry of the Youth, Sports and the Clubs and societies (OPPIC)

Programm
Main building: the swimming pool (victim in 2008) in synchronized pond of synchronized swimming
Extension: Construction of an aquatic center with a 50m swimming pool and water polo, diving has a pit, weight room ,locker rooms with shared synchronized swimming pool ,offices and meeting room and two staff houses

Surface
Main building: 1100 m² SHON
Extension: 3900 m² SHON

Amount of the works
Main building: 2,6 M€ HT
Extension: 15,5 M€ HT

Dates
Main building: 2005-2009
Extension: 2010-2014

Mission
Complete

Partner
Leclercq Associés
BVL architect
Ingerop
Mazet & Partners

Team
Paul Laigle (project director), Cecile Miossec (project manager), Elia Creunier

Photographs
Takuji Shimmura, Cyrille Weiner, Anne-Claude Barbier

Certification
NF équipements sportifs démarche HQE mention Excellent
Award
1st Prize HQE™ Sustainable Building Awards in the category «Public building», 2017
Location
Paris

Project owner
Ministry of the Youth, Sports and the Clubs and societies (OPPIC)

Programm
Main building: the swimming pool (victim in 2008) in synchronized pond of synchronized swimming
Extension: Construction of an aquatic center with a 50m swimming pool and water polo, diving has a pit, weight room ,locker rooms with shared synchronized swimming pool ,offices and meeting room and two staff houses

Surface
Main building: 1100 m² SHON
Extension: 3900 m² SHON

Amount of the works
Main building: 2,6 M€ HT
Extension: 15,5 M€ HT

Dates
Main building: 2005-2009
Extension: 2010-2014

Mission
Complete

Partner
Leclercq Associés
BVL architect
Ingerop
Mazet & Partners

Team
Paul Laigle (project director), Cecile Miossec (project manager), Elia Creunier

Photographs
Takuji Shimmura, Cyrille Weiner, Anne-Claude Barbier

Certification
NF équipements sportifs démarche HQE mention Excellent
Award
1st Prize HQE™ Sustainable Building Awards in the category «Public building», 2017