This community pool is located in the heart of an exceptional natural site, amidst a landscape of hedgerows and wooded hills, near the banks of a French river in Brittany.
We wanted to minimize its impact on the environment and preserve the view of the surrounding landscape by integrating the pool as well as possible into its context. Through fully glazed walls, we opened up the south-facing facades to sunlight and panoramic views. The building unfolds vertically to incorporate different programmatic elements. Thus, the different levels are playfully connected by a slide that winds inside the pool hall to reach the pool level, allowing users to take ownership of the space.
Designed as a ribbon wrapped around itself, this pool is transparently integrated into its site, while opening up new perspectives onto it through its openness and production of new viewpoints of the landscape. The building is inserted into the slope of the terrain, and allows the parking - which is vegetated - to be hidden from view. We have vegetated the north-facing facades and equipment. This part of the building is characterized by an alternation of opaque and transparent spaces. The mesh, associated with glass or concrete, makes it possible to offer different levels of transparency appropriate to the needs of clarity or privacy of functional spaces. Special care has been given to the work of interior/exterior porosity.
Also, pools are spaces where the body is in motion, where it can float, dive, swim and relax. This pool is designed to accommodate a family audience, and its size, shape, openness to the landscape and brightness create a playful and relaxing interaction between the body and the space based on the surrounding elements - water, air, and nature.