Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture | urdesign magazine

Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture

Category: Architecture Published on 29 Mar, 2013 Tags: , , ,
Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture

Frech Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture designed the ‘Aquarena‘, a new aqua leisure center in Val de Scarpe, Arras, France. The pleasures and playfulness of water were the guiding principle for an aqua leisure center that is at once modern and rooted in tradition. From ancient baths to modern spas, water is present in all of its forms: as a means for exercise, family recreational activities and well-being.

Alain Sarfati has created a metaphorical and poetic structure, redefining an architecture in synch with nature and the people who use it. The bioclimatic dimension of the structure lies in its optimized orientation and location.

2 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture

Pearl, mother-of-pearl, seashells and the warm waters of the sea are all there. Light dances and plays on surfaces, creating shimmering, iridescent effects and elusive, ethereal hues that sometimes glow softly, sometimes sparkle and flash.

The seashell, with all its evocative mystery, opens a world of forms, colors and enchantment between pure, flowing waters and drifting clouds – like a modern version of ancient water pleasure games. The golden hues, rich with cultural and natural references, recalls the charm of the Budapest baths and the Vienna of Klimt.

3 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture 4 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture 5 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture 6 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture 7 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture 8 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture 9 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture 10 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture 11 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture 12 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture 13 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture 14 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture 15 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture 16 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture 17 aquarena aqua leisure center in arras by sarea alain sarfati architecture Aquarena: Aqua Leisure Center in Arras by Sarea Alain Sarfati Architecture

images © ADAGP photographe Noelle Hoeppe

Recommended:

New Musical School of Louviers by Opus 5
Torre Júlia | Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons and Ricard Galiana
Danial Apartment by TDCoffice
Fontys Sports College by Mecanoo architecten
HHD_FUN | Rizhao Visitor Center, China
Sliced Porosity Block by Steven Holl Architects
18 Feet & Rising offices by Studio Octopi
La Luciole Concert Hall by Moussafir Architectes
Les Bébés Cupcakery by JC Architecture
Zhengzhou Clubhouse by Noiz Architects
FRAC Centre extension by Jakob + MacFarlane Architects
Aesop Marylebone store by Studio KO
Nikebasketball Store in Chiba by Specialnormal
Maison Ullens’s Flagship Store in Paris by OMA
Gamsei, a different kind of cocktail bar in Munich
Aesop pop-up shop at The Invisible Dog Art Gallery
ODEEH Berlin boutique by Zeller & Moye
Kings Cross Pedestrian Tunnel with Integrated Lightwall
Bradfield College Greek Theatre by Studio Octopi
MAD Architects Unveils Design Concept of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


× 7 = forty nine

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Submit Your Work