a/LTA architectes: équipement aquatique a/LTA architectes: équipement aquatique
jun 23, 2011

a/LTA architectes: équipement aquatique

‘équipement aquatique’ by a/LTA architectes, saint-brice en coglès, france images courtesy of a/LTA architectes

french practice a/LTA architectes recently completed ‘équipement aquatique’ located near the downtown of saint-brice en coglès, france. sited on previously cultivated agricultural land, this aquatic center features a large pool and changing facilities that are strategically oriented and shaded to reduce its impact on the environment. an extended glass curtain wall along the south facade offers an unobstructed view of the currently green pasture and trees.

glass facade protected with awnings

an undulating shading device adds a lively splash of color with alternating strips of orange, silver and yellow. reminiscent of cultivated furrows once common to the region, the awning of varied angles and heights is clad with a perforated metal screen to protect from direct light. on the interior, a parallel wall continues the vertical striations of the exterior awnings with wooden slats. on the west side of the building, angled perforated metal fins are detached from the facade and wrap the color scheme around the building.

glass facade protected with awnings

(left) side facade (right) entrance facade

awnings

awnings of varied heights and angles

perforated metal awning detail

(left) perforated metal fins screen facade (right) angled fins allow light to filter in

perforated metal fin detail

gap between perforated metal fins and glass

overall view of interior

view of entire pool

in the pool

perspective from pool viewing outward

view of awning from interior

site plan

aerial rendering

aerial rendering

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