The construction group companies lead by Bouygues won the aquatic center for Olympics Games of Paris 2024. His design imagined by the Dutch agency VenhoevenCS with Ateliers 2/3/4/. This project is expected to the Olympic Games and the winner will be a grant for 20 years. After this delay, the aquatic center will be given back to the French State. The inhabitant of the Plaine Saint-Denis must wait until to Summer 2025 to begin swimming.
Near to the Stade de France
To welcome the swimming pool of Olympic Games, the metropole of Grand Paris chose the former plot of Research center of Engie, a French energy company. The aquatic center of Bouygues will be linked with the Stade de France by a big pedestrian and cyclable bridge. His construction is included with the aquatic center contract and it permits to Parisian ring highway.
An Aquatic center built entirely with timber
The organizers of the Olympic Games want to accentuate the environmental aspect with biobased materials. The answer of VenhoevenCS is a big volume, without intermediate post and a concave roof.
This structure sized by Schlaich Bergermann Partner is covered with 5 000m2 of photovoltaic panels, one of largest solar roof in France.
The aquatic Center of Bouygues wants to be light. The openwork wooden facade bathes the corridors and pools entirely with light which offer an access to grandstand.
The landscape designers of Ateliers 2/3/4/ chose to prioritize planting trees in open ground to create a activate ribbon around the aquatic center. The vegetation is continued on the bridge, some seats animate this infrastructure.
Two pools with variable size
It a main characteristic of this project. It isn’t one Olympic swimming pool which built but a big pool which divided in two or three pools. Thus, it is possible to have an olympic pool and a 25m pool or three 25m pools. Beside the lang, the depth will be also adjustable.
Behind this technology, a willpower to save water. In fact, the pools will be sized following the needs of customers. Thus, a configuration with big pools for the national competition and more sober configuration for the using of children.
The grandstand will be placed following a horseshoe. This project will be welcoming 6 000 peoples and each visitor could be profit of a glass wall.
Who will use the aquatic center after the Olympic Games of Paris 2024?
At Summer 2025, the Olympic aquatic center will be open to people. This building will be used by association of Saint-Denis and Paris for the training. The FNN will be used the diving boards. Finally, the aquatic center will be used by school children. Please, note that the aquatic center has a fitness studio in addition.