Piscine Issy-les-Moulineaux: Paris Swimming Pool

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Piscine Issy-les-Moulineaux

Paris Swimming Pool Building: Architectural Project France – by Mikou Design Studio, architects

7 Jan 2016

Swimming Pool in Issy-les-Moulineaux

Architect: Mikou Design Studio

Location: South-West Paris, France

Aquazena Pool Issy-les-Moulineaux

Piscine Issy-les-Moulineaux

Photographs: Hélène Binet

This new €14.5 million building contains a 25-metre swimming pool and two smaller baths.

Piscine Issy-les-Moulineaux

Piscine Issy-les-Moulineaux

The design is fluid, both on plan and in the form of openings: windows and skylights have rounded corners.

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Programme elements are organised in the form of light, coloured, rounded bubbles.

Piscine Issy-les-Moulineaux

The solarium on the roof has an elliptical “beach” border of wood laths that is accessible via an indoor-outdoor ramp around the swimming pool hall and provides access to the ‘fifth facade’.

Piscine Issy-les-Moulineaux

External facades are clad with undulating wooden slats to evoke circular movements on the surface of water.

Piscine Issy-les-Moulineaux

Swimming pool Feng Shui

Architect: Mikou Design Studio

Location: commune in the southwestern suburban area of Paris, France

New Swimming Pool Paris

An undulating translucent double skin

The architects designed the building’s envelope to attenuate the linear effect of the massing and to introduce a variation in the visual perception according to the viewing angle. All the external walls are faced with undulating golden wooden slats that recall the circular movements on the surface of water and make reference to the circulation of energy and flows: the Feng Shui. The undulations move around the building and visually attenuate its rectangular geometry.

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A swimming pool in a spatial continuum

Mikou Design Studio designed the Fort swimming pool in a spirit of fluidity and openness. The development of the spaces gives priority to transparency and the depth of field associated with very good use of daylight. All the facades are open and accessible, and the various elements of the programme are organised in the form of light, coloured, rounded bubbles, floating on the project’s spatial continuum.

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A solarium on the roof

The design scheme by Mikou Design Studio emphasizes the roof as a determinant element of the Fort swimming pool. We provided an elliptical “beach” border of wood laths that is accessible via an indoor-outdoor ramp that runs along the swimming pools hall and provides access to the fifth facade.

Swimming Pool in Issy-les-Moulineaux – Building Information

Architect: Mikou Design Studio
Title: Aquazena Pool / Swimming pool Feng Shui
Programme: Swimming pool, health club, solarium, squash courts, sauna, hammam
Client: City of Issy-les-Moulineaux
Surface: 4,000 m²
Date: Ongoing project, Completion 2014/15
Images: Idaplus, Mikou studio
Feng Shui specialist: Laurence Dujardin

Swimming Pool in Issy-les-Moulineaux images / information from Mikou Design Studio originally 060313

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