Swimming pools typology: a renovated municipal pool contrasts a rectalinear form with voluptuously curved spaces
A 1950s municipal pool in a Parisian banlieue has been extensively renovated to expand the facilities, improve energy efficiency and create a serene centre for the local community. The original building with its two pools was pared back to its structural framework, and then rehoused in a new insulated skin, with a glazed curtain wall along the pools. The changing rooms were relocated to a basement beneath the pool, from which they borrow heat. A large extension was also added at the front in fair-faced concrete, which accommodates a paddling pool, sauna, solarium and hamam in a series of voluptuously curved spaces, which contrast to the rectilinear original building. On top, a large roof terrace provides space for sunbathing.
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