France. An artificial landscape that rises from the lake

The water park completed by the French studio Jacques Ferrier Architecture is conceived as extension of the landscape.

Img.30 Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Water Park Aqualagon, Marne-la-Vallée, France, 2018

Jacques Ferrier Architecture has built an aquatic park that resembles an unfolding landscape. This new type of landmark is not an element which has been imposed on the topography, but an extension of the landscape itself, seeming to emerge from the lake. It is an aerial construction, layering hanging gardens, playing with water and transparency.

A circuit offers a walk surround the building, extending the board walk promenade. A lift offers the occasion to climb to the top of the walk to enjoy the view. As the origami unfolds, it creates empty spaces. These spaces are filled by large glass panels that let natural light into the aquatic centre and give visitors the sensation of a continuity between the interior and exterior.

Img.30 Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Water Park Aqualagon, Marne-la-Vallée, France, 2018
Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Water Park Aqualagon, Marne-la-Vallée, France, 2018
Project:
Water Park Aqualagon
Location:
Marne-la-Vallée, France
Architect:
Jacques Ferrier Architecture
Structural engineering and envelope:
C&E Ingénierie
Landscape:
Interscene Thierry Huau
Area:
8,000 sqm
Completion:
2017

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