Olympic nautical center

Bellerive sur Allier (03), France

CONTRACTING OWNER
Vichy Val d’Allier township committee

REALIZATION 2008

CONSTRUCTION COST
€18,5 M VAT

PROGRAM
Sports pool: 50x21m
Leisure pool: 500m²
Slide: 50m
Outdoor olympic pool: 50x21m
Fitness area: 445m²
Catering: 330m²

Surface area : 5 000 m²

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Lead architect: Jacques Rougerie
Engineers for fluid & structure: Sodeg
Acoustic engineers: Peutz et associés
Landscaper: Alice Tricon
Economist: LTA

DESCRIPTION
The project falls within the thermal tradition with its functionality and its thematic. “water diagonal” finds its origin from the entrance and runs towards the pool at the rotunda and its covered pathway to end up in the blue dome, culmination point of the project.

First ever French aquatic center with pool entirely made out of stainless steel.

Equipment chosen as training place by the American Olympic swimming team (Michael Phelps) for the Olympic games of London in 2012.