yoonseux forms an immersive experience in atlas sports center yoonseux forms an immersive experience in atlas sports center
nov 13, 2013

yoonseux forms an immersive experience in atlas sports center

yoonseux forms an immersive experience in atlas sports center
all images courtesy of yoonseux architectes




the renovation of the ‘atlas sports center’ by paris-based firm yoonseux architectes enables a tactile and immersive experience, forming an immediate relationship between body and mind. located in paris, the original building was built in the 1970’s and due to its dilapidated state it needed to be remodeled. the narrowness of the volume and the lack of views to the outside were overcome by the creation of flowing spaces and a phenomenological play on the senses. the interior of the old sport’s center was completely redone, and the main pool area features a bulbous surface across its walls and ceiling. this tactile experience is enhanced by the use of one material throughout the space. acoustic comfort is also maximized through the pin-ceiling and the wall echo-system, their visual rhythm creating a sense of harmony with the exposed concrete beams. a high level of attention to detail was paid to produce a calming atmosphere, sure to invigorate the senses.



the main pool area features a bulbous, rhythmic surface across its walls and ceiling



a careful interplay between the different materials helps to create a sense of harmony



the tactile experience of the swimming pool’s atmosphere forms an immediate relationship between body and mind



pink bathroom wall with bulbous surface feature



the solid bubble detail that features throughout the interior



the narrowness of the volume was overcome by a focus on creating ‘flowing spaces’ and a ‘sensory play’



the reflection of the mirror creates a feeling of spatial expansion next to the pink partition



the open showers next to the swimming pool



the pictogram signage



the entrance leads to the stairs that wrap around the volume of the elevator



the ceiling lights emphasize further the direction of the path



project info:


project name: atlas sports center
project design team: yoonseux architectes
architects: kyunglan yoon and philippe seux
client: ville de paris
construction work/ finishing work: sogeba
façade: alu-concept
ironwork-glaziery: avi-concept
resin flooring: etandex
acrylic resin: aska industrie



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