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

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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.

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.

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images © ADAGP photographe Noelle Hoeppe

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