Dominique Coulon et associés, Architectes planned the renovation and expansion of a swimming pool in Bagneux, a banlieue south of Paris, constructing a building with a bold urban identity in harmony with the existing construction.
The architects chose grey cement matching the colour of the renovated part of the building for the expansion. But in place of the right angles of the geometry of the existing building, which are preserved, for instance, in the big pools, the architects preferred curved spaces with ergonomic areas based on the human body, with prominent use of natural light.
The children’s pool, for example, is designed to stimulate children’s imaginations. The curved space naturally tones down sound, while natural daylight floods the pool, like a cocoon wrapping around and protecting it.
Design: Dominique Coulon et associés, Architectes
Location: Paris, France
Images courtesy of Dominique Coulon et associés, Architectes
Photographers: Clement Guillaume Photographe, David Romero-Uzeda