Extension of the Tournesol swimming pool by Urbane Kultur

Tournesol swimming pool
Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Jean Baptiste Dorner

183 “Tournesol” swimming pools were built in France during the 1970s by architect Bernard Schoeller.

Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Urbane Kultur

These are rational objects, which offer amazing spatial qualities, natural light, high quality indoor / outdoor relationship with large sliding doors and a certain elegance in structural design.

Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Jean Baptiste Dorner

The dome which is a self sufficient form makes any extension difficult. How to increase the capacity of such an object without altering the image?

Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Jean Baptiste Dorner

The project preserves the simplicity the original pool: the extensions built over time are demolished, the area liberated by moving the changing rooms allow three stainless steel basins to take place under the dome.

Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Jean Baptiste Dorner

The extension building houses the entrance hall, changing rooms, offices and technical rooms. It is independent of the pool hall, it is a “boomerang” that wraps the dome without touching it, without deforming it.

Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Jean Baptiste Dorner

In between, a landscaped patio organizes many transparencies between hall, pools and locker rooms. Source by Urbane Kultur

Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Jean Baptiste Dorner

Location: Lingolsheim, France
Architects: Urbane Kultur
Project Team: Philippe Dahan, Dominique Cornaert, Amaury Sigwarth, Piotr Jansky
Landscape: Bruno Kubler
Structure: Structurest
Cost Estimator: Les Economistes
Fluids engineer: SNC Lavalin
Acoustics: Euro Sound Project
Client: Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg
Costs: 4 800 000 €
Area: 1790sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jean Baptiste Dorner, Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg, Courtesy of Urbane Kultur

Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Jean Baptiste Dorner
Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Jean Baptiste Dorner
Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Jean Baptiste Dorner
Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Jean Baptiste Dorner
Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Jean Baptiste Dorner
Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Jean Baptiste Dorner
Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Jean Baptiste Dorner
Tournesol swimming pool
Photo © Jean Baptiste Dorner
Tournesol swimming pool
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Tournesol swimming pool
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Tournesol swimming pool
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