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Aquatics Centre Paris 2024

Location

Saint-Denis

Clients

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

Team

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

Program

For the Olympic Games, Paris 2024: Olympic pool
hosting the diving, water polo and synchronized swimming
competitions. For the Paralympic Games the stadium hosts
Boccia.
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

Status

In progress

Area

20.000 m²

Calendar

2018-2025

Cost

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

Construction compagnies

Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France
Récréa
Dalkia

Credits

@ateliers234
@VenhoevenCS
@Proloog

The architectural team of VenhoevenCS and Ateliers 2/3/4/, in cooperation with Bouygues Batiment Ile de France, Récréa, Dalkia and an extensive team of consultants, has won the competition to design the new Aquatics centre in Paris that will be completed for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. It’s the only building that will be built for the Olympics Games of 2024 and includes a new pedestrian bridge that connects it with the existing ‘Stade de France’. The winning design contributes to an unforgettable experience of the Games in Paris. But, perhaps even more importantly: after the Games, a beautiful and innovative sports centre will remain for the inhabitants of Saint-Denis, Paris.

The building is designed for multifunctional use. During the Olympic Games, the competitions for water polo, diving and synchronized swimming will take place here. The building will subsequently be transformed into a boccia stadium during the Paralympics, and after the games, the building will remain as centre for various events for the people in Saint-Denis.

The design exceeds all sustainability requirements set by La Métropole du Grand Paris, and more. The new aquatic centre is built in wood, with an impressive suspended wooden roof that, as a floating form, guides the spectators view down to the competition pools perfectly. The roof is fully equipped with solar panels, creating one of the largest urban solar farms in France. Due to the compact building volume, there is plenty of space for many trees to be planted in the open ground around the stadium.

The design for the Aquatics Centre is developed in an inspiring collaboration with the client La Métropole du Grand Paris and with an outstanding team of skilled professionals, such as Bouygues Batiment Ile de France, Récréa and Dalkia. It perfectly illustrates how sustainable design concepts can lead to architecture that truly improves the quality of city life

Pedestrian bridge