Aquatic Centre "Aquamotion" Courchevel / Auer Weber

Aquatic Centre "Aquamotion" Courchevel / Auer Weber

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Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, France
  • Associate Architect: Studio.Arch, Chambery
  • Structural Concrete Engineering: B+G Ingénierie
  • Hvac, Swimming Pools: Brière Réseaux
  • Orientation And Guidance System: Intégral Ruedi Baur
  • Cost Calculation: Vanguard, Paris, France
  • Acouctical Consultant: Acson, Lyon, France
  • Guidance System: Les Murs Ont Des Plumes, Valenciennes
  • Dates: Construction start 2012, Completion 2015
  • Surfaces: 10 000 m2 NIA
  • Architect In Charge: Auer Weber
  • Design Team: Moritz Auer, Stefan Niese, Eric Frisch, Till Kamp, Marius Drahtler, Peter Greifenhagen, Martin Janik, Tina Kierzek, Anne Krins, Kangmin Lee, Yvonne Mesche- deru, Michael Schnaubelt, Bertram Wruck, Julian Stein
  • Structural Concrete Engineering: B+G Ingénierie
  • Cost Calculation: Vanguard, Paris, France
  • City: Saint-Bon-Tarentaise
  • Country: France
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Aquatic Centre "Aquamotion" Courchevel / Auer Weber - Forest
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Text description provided by the architects. Courchevel, located in the middle of the French Alps, combines several municipalities and spans multiple plateaus of varying altitudes. The new aquatic centre is placed between Courchevel 1650 and Courchevel 1850. This platform, anked by two mountains, faces a valley on one side and an exceptional alpine panorama on the other.

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In this unique geographical setting, the aquatic centre contains extensive facilities. From the beginning, the architectural choices were focused on perfecting the integration into the surroundings.

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The roof of the project is guided by the topography and rises in order to accommo- date the room schedule in a semi-underground manner. Our choice to separate the two main areas, amusement and relaxation, over two oors, strengthens the idea of the transparency and uidity.

Aquatic Centre "Aquamotion" Courchevel / Auer Weber - Glass, Handrail
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The building becomes a sculpture of spaces

and light. The elevation of the roof allows the building to open up and communicate with the environment, while ooding the halls with natural light with its glazed façades. Natural openings in this malleable volume, green in Summer and snowed in during Winter, welcome the bathers with a view of the small stream of the river Gravelles.

Aquatic Centre "Aquamotion" Courchevel / Auer Weber - Chair, Windows
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Additional openings in the roof, of wood and glass, face the south to further brighten the interior with natural light. The movement of these in the building highlight the sensation of uidity between the spaces. The landscape and the building mesh into one.


The façade toward the road is livened by the climbing wall on o er inside the building. Below, the lobby opens toward the swimming pools, welcoming the guests.

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This universe contains a waterslide of over 30m, a looping wildwater slide of over 100m, a jumping basin, a lagoon, a swimming pool and an exterior pool.

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Address:Courchevel, 73120 Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, France

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Cite: "Aquatic Centre "Aquamotion" Courchevel / Auer Weber" 14 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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