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:

Peruri 88 proposal by MVRDV, Jerde and ARUP for Jakarta
Museum of Historical Markmenship by Gnädinger Architekten
The Lefo Mall Shopping Centre by Broadway Malyan
Webb Chapel Park Pavilion in Dallas by Cooper Joseph Studio
CMA CGM Headquarters by Zaha Hadid photographed by Hufton + Crow
Coventry University, Engineering and Computing Building by Arup Associates
Courtesy of Nature by Johan Selbing and Anouk Vogel at 2013 International Garden Festival
The Velvet State 2013 by SHJWORKS
Glass office for Soho China in Shanghai by AIM Architecture
Castelo Branco Cultural Center in Portugal by Josep Lluís Mateo
COBE + Transform completed the Porsgrunn Maritime Museum
Cisco-Meraki's San Francisco Office by Studio O+A
Refurbishment of a Parisian Apartment by Ramy Fischler
El Té – Casa de Chás by Estúdio 30°51° + Mariana Bogarin
‘O Petit en 'K’ restaurant in Bordeaux by Hekla
Liverpool's Everyman Theatre rebuilt by Haworth Tompkins
Aimé Pâtisserie in Shanghai by Lukstudio
MVRDV - Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Kings Cross Pedestrian Tunnel with Integrated Lightwall
First World War Galleries by Foster + Partners at IWM London

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


+ 6 = fourteen

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