Feng Shui Swimming Pool

The circulation of energy, flows and light shapes this swimming pool near Paris, designed by Mikou Studio in a spirit of fluidity and openness.

Mikou Studio, Fort swimming pool, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Mikou Studio has designed the Fort swimming pool near Paris in a spirit of fluidity and openness.
The development of the spaces gives priority to transparency and the depth of field associated with very good use of daylight.
Mikou Studio, Fort swimming pool, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Mikou Studio, Fort swimming pool, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
All the facades are open and accessible, and the various elements of the programme are organised in the form of light, coloured, rounded bubbles, floating on the project’s spatial continuum. The program includes a 25m swimming pool, a pool for leisure, a wellness center with hammam and sauna, a fitness center with weights room, squash courts, changing rooms, cafeteria, interior solariums and outdoor solarium on the roof.
Mikou Studio’s design scheme emphasizes the roof as a determinant element of the swimming pool providing a solarium that is accessible via an indoor-outdoor ramp running along the swimming pools hall and providing access to the fifth facade. The building’s envelope has been designed to attenuate the linear effect of the massing and to introduce a variation in the visual perception according to the viewing angle. All the external walls are faced with undulating golden wooden slats that recall the circular movements on the surface of water and make reference to the circulation of energy and flows: the Feng Shui.

Fort swimming pool, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Program: swimming pool
Architects: Mikou Studio
Client: City of Issy-les- Moulineaux / SPL Seine Ouest Aménagement
Feng Shui specialist: Laurence Dujardin
Structure: Intégrale 4
Mechanicals: Choulet
Economy: Sletec
HQE: Transfaire
Cost: 14.5 M € ex VAT
Area: 4,000 sqm
Completion: 2015

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