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Aquatic Centre Sourcéane / Auer Weber + CAAU

  • 03:00 - 2 May, 2017
Aquatic Centre Sourcéane / Auer Weber + CAAU
Aquatic Centre Sourcéane  / Auer Weber + CAAU, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti
  • Operator

    Récréa, Hérouville St-Clair (France)
  • Lead Architect

    Auer Weber, Munich; team: Prof. Stefan Niese (project associate),Till Kamp und Anne Krins (project manager), Maximilian Kneucker, Charles Martin; Markus Böhm, Catharina Gebel; Silvan Halm, Michael Mair, Julian Stein, Weishan Lian
  • Associate Architect

    Coldefy & Associés, Lille; team: Thomas Coldefy; Katrin Bergmann, Oliver Page and Alain Fontaine (project manager)
  • Landscape Architect

    Atelier Villes & Paysages, Paris (France)
  • Structural Engineering and HVAC

    Bétom, Versailles (France)
  • Energy Concept

    Symoé, Lille (France)
  • Swimming Pools

    LCO Ingénierie, Lille (France)
  • Acoustical Consultant

    Peutz & Associés, Paris (France)
  • Scenography and Lighting

    Scène, Paris; Les Murs Ont Des Plumes, Valenciennes (France)
  • Guidance System

    ateliers 59, Lille (France)
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Vanguard, Paris (France)
  • Client

    Communauté d’Agglomération du Douaisis, Douai (France)
© Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti
Site Plan
Site Plan

“Sourcéane” is a new sports, leisure and wellness swimming hall in Douai, in the North of France. Due to its location, the aquatic centre will be an essential part of the future eco-quarter of “Le Raquet”, a new city district, at whose heart will be a landscaped park. The new swimming hall lies at its northeastern end, at the interface between the artificial landscape of the park and the urban structure of the city. The project is oriented towards the future tramway station and a central urban square.

© Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti
1st Floor Plan
1st Floor Plan

The duality of the urban surroundings in the North and East and the park in the South and West required an architectural solution that is able to reconcile those contrasts. The exterior space flows, in several plateaus, from the outside into the swimming hall. This motif of soft terracing can be found everywhere in the swimming hall complex. 

© Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

The two facades at the entrance level are entirely transparent, providing a continuous visual connection between the interior pools and outdoor spaces. On the opposite side, delineated by the urban park, the building emerges as a large hill, establishing a continuity and expansion into the green space. The building blends with the landscape through the implementation of curvilinear planted terraces resembling rice fields, with the lower levels providing outdoor pools and their accompanying decks. 

© Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

The main goal of the wellness area is to invite and immerse the visitor in an atmosphere of relaxation and retreat. The place is an invitation for all generations; a sensation of great landscapes. The five senses are engaged in a journey of exotic well-being, a unique experience in the heart of “Le Raquet”. 

© Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

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Cite: "Aquatic Centre Sourcéane / Auer Weber + CAAU" 02 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
© Aldo Amoretti

Sourcéane 水上运动中心 / Auer Weber + CAAU

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