"Tournesol" Swimming Pool Refurbishment / Urbane Kultur

"Tournesol" Swimming Pool Refurbishment / Urbane Kultur

© Jean Baptiste Dorner © Jean Baptiste Dorner © Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg © Jean Baptiste Dorner + 17

Lingolsheim, France
  • Design Team: Philippe Dahan, Dominique Cornaert, Amaury Sigwarth, Piotr Jansky
  • Landscape: Bruno Kubler
  • Structure: Structurest
  • Fluids Engineer : SNC Lavalin
  • Acoustics: Euro Sound Project
  • Cost: 4 800 000 €
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Text description provided by the architects. 183 "Tournesol" swimming pools were built in France during the 1970s by architect Bernard Schoeller. These are rational objects, which offer amazing spatial qualities, natural light, high quality indoor / outdoor relationship with large sliding doors and a certain elegance in structural design.

© Jean Baptiste Dorner
© Jean Baptiste Dorner

The dome which is a self sufficient form makes any extension difficult. How to increase the capacity of such an object without altering the image?

© Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg
© Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg

The project preserves the simplicity the original pool: the extensions built over time are demolished, the area liberated by moving the changing rooms allow three stainless steel basins to take place under the dome. 

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The extension building houses the entrance hall, changing rooms, offices and technical rooms. It is independent of the pool hall, it is a "boomerang" that wraps the dome without touching it, without deforming it. In between, a landscaped patio organizes many transparencies between hall, pools and locker rooms.

© Jean Baptiste Dorner
© Jean Baptiste Dorner

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Address: Lingolsheim, France

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Cite: ""Tournesol" Swimming Pool Refurbishment / Urbane Kultur" 15 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/598269/tournesol-swimming-pool-refurbishment-urbane-kultur/> ISSN 0719-8884
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