La Cité de L’eau
- France, Agde
- 2,110 m²
- Aquatic, Leisure
- Steel, Wood
Cabinet d’architecture Luc Demolombe
Centre Aquatique Archipel La Cité de L’eau is a fantastic leisure amenitity for the Adge region in Southern France. The aquatic center covers a total area of 10,000 m² (6,200m² indoor and outdoor 3,800m2). The indoor swimming area is covered by a beautiful Texlon® ETFE cladding system. With excellent insulation properties, the large wave pools, slides and jacuzzis within the transparant enclosure are kept at a desired tempurature all year round. Texlon® ETFE posesses better insulating properties than comparable triple-glazed glass units. The high levels of light transmission and UV light transmission passing through the Texlon® system means that the occupants feel as if they are outside all year round – but at the same time they are protected from the elements in the colder seasons.
From an architectural view point the combination of Texlon® ETFE supported by an elegant curved timber frame structure is truly beautiful. The lightweight Texlon® ETFE system offers tremendous advantages over traditional roofing systems in terms of energy savings, sound dispersion, lower structural costs and better light transmission.
Main Image: © Cyril Montels