Aquatics Centre Paris 2024




Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France
/ La Métropole du Grand Paris


Ateliers 2/3/4/ (architect + landscape designer) & VenhoevenCS (architect)
schlaich bergermann partner sbp (structural engineer)
INEX BET (mep)
Inddigo (sustainability consultant)
KATENE (water treatment)
MAZET & ASSOCIES (economist)
Peutz (acoustic consultant)
CL INFRA (external work consultant)
CSD & ASSOCIÉS (security consultant)

Nature of the project

Public equipment, Infrastructure, Espaces Publics, Landscape design, Sport


For the Olympic Games, Paris 2024: Olympic pool
hosting the diving, water polo and synchronized swimming
competitions. For the Paralympic Games the stadium hosts
After the Olympic games: a public facility with a 50m pool,
a diving pool, a 25m learning pool, multipurpose pool,
aqua-kids area. When organizing level 1 to 4 competitions:
2500 fixed seats and 2500 temporary seats. Bouldering,
restaurant, 3x3 basketball, fitness, 5x5 football


In progress


20.000 m²




Aquatic centre: 126 M€
Pedestrian overpass: 21 M€

Construction compagnies

Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France



Entrusted to the VenhoevenCS (Amsterdam) and Ateliers 2/3/4/ (Paris) offices, as part of the consortium led by Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France with Récréa and Dalkia, the Aquatic centre and the pedestrian footbridge will be delivered for the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The Aquatic centre will then become a major public facility genuinely integrated into the city landscape and open to its surrounding. The design emerges from innovative eco-construction concepts to create a remarkable project : an architecture that promotes the ecological transition and environmental sobriety.

The new Aquatic Centre and its footbridge for the 2024 Olympic Games are designed to guarantee an unforgettable edition of the Games – Paris 2024, but above all to become after the Games an innovative sports centre for the inhabitants of La Plaine Saint-Denis.

Multipurpose and modular use

During the Olympic Games, the Aquatics Centre will host water polo, diving and synchronised swimming competitions. For the Paralympic Games, the building will be converted into a boccia stadium. It will then be transformed once again, becoming a neighbourhood facility focused on sports. In the future, it will be able to host major swimming competitions.

A sustainable wooden construction

Wood is at the heart of the Aquatic Centre, giving its identity and shaping its structure. The thin, floating, and wavy roof offers the public a perfect view of the pools from the stands. The project exceeds the guidelines for sustainability. The roof is entirely covered with solar panels, making it one of the largest urban solar farms in France. It illustrates how sustainable design principles can create a new architecture, which improves the living environment of our cities.

A better climate in the city.

The Aquatic center emerges in the middle of the vegetation. Wrapped around the building, as an active and living ribbon, it creates permeable soils with trees planted in open ground. The landscape accompanies the outdoor sports activities and strollers to the forecourt of the Stade de France, crossing the A1 freeway on the wide pedestrian footbridge.

A co-constructed project

The project is being developed by a team of enthusiastic experts, including Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France, Récréa and Dalkia, and in inspiring collaboration with the Greater Paris Metropolis and Paris 2024.

Pedestrian bridge