ALN Atelien Architecture, together with Euclid Ingénierie, R Agence, Etamine and EAI, won the tender called by Chambéry Métropole to build a new swimming centre, in an area undergoing development near the city centre of Chambéry, France.
Dedicated to local citizens, the facility consists of a 4,800-sq.m building with a 900-sq.m area of indoor swimming pools and a 6750-sq.m summer lido with a 900-sq.m water surface, and will accommodate more than 232,000 users every year from 2019.
A large modular metal shed roof evokes the industrial nature of the site. Inside, a perspective view of a first functional unit allows a glimpse of the wide area dedicated to wellness and sports pools. In the background, beyond the windows, a summer lido accommodates open air swimming pools with slides and water games.
The project is the first of three operations covered by the Pools Plan, launched by Chambéry Métropole in 2005 with the aim of increasing the number of local sports and leisure-time facilities.