Ecole Atlas Swimming Pool by Yoonseux

Ecole Atlas’ indoor swimming pool is entirely covered in Hi Macs acrylic stonework.

Acrylic stones were layered into complex patterns to avoid water absorption. Paris-based designed Ecole Atlas’ indoor pool with arctic white surfaces developed by LG Hausys. The architects were able to create a harmonious space with a single material while still meeting safety standards.

Within the heart of Paris’ 19th arrondissement, Ecole Atlas commissioned Yoonseux to build a 13 x 7 metre indoor pool that can accommodate 80 thousand swimmers per year. Hiding technical equipment beneath the basin, the facility was designed for public access. The architects were able to unify natural and artificial light.

LG Hausys Hi-Macs is a non-pours acrylic stone that resists humidity – the perfect solution for a moist environment. Yoonseux was able to cut, sand, glue and assemble the material into pierced wall and peg ceiling motives that are water, stain and sound proof. Framing the pool, black flooring was treated with a non-slip coating.  An entirely pink shower room juxtaposes the white pool area.

Photos Alexandra Mocanu

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