Olympic nautical centerBellerive sur Allier (03), France
Vichy Val d’Allier township committee
€18,5 M VAT
Sports pool: 50x21m
Leisure pool: 500m²
Outdoor olympic pool: 50x21m
Fitness area: 445m²
Surface area : 5 000 m²
Lead architect: Jacques Rougerie
Engineers for fluid & structure: Sodeg
Acoustic engineers: Peutz et associés
Landscaper: Alice Tricon
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.