Complexe aquatique de Brossard
By : Héloise Thibodeau et Vincent Leclerc + Associés architectes
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Public Building / Sports & Leisure Building : Bronze Winner
The building presents itself as a long rectangular prism folded such as to meld with the surrounding landscape. At the location of the break resulting from this bending, a breach is created. The side of this polygon then cascades open to resemble a breaking wave. Two distinct volumes of contrasting colours comprise the architectural program. The recreational sector including pools, water games and slides offers a variety of aquatic activities for all ages. The competitive sector includes an Olympic swimming pool and diving boards and platforms from 1 to 5 metres. Joining the two, a portion of the envelop curls upwards and creates an imposing openwork canopy. The gesture extends to the roof, where once again, the envelope opens and creates a skylight spanning the entire width of the building. In parallel with the aquatic sectors, a strip of services spreads out over two levels and includes a hall, a universal changeroom, administrative offices, bleachers that can accommodate 350 spectators and a multi-purpose room. Curtain walls and prefabricated insulated steel panels make up the majority of the envelope’s components. Inside, white stretched canvas ceilings ensure good light distribution and exceptional acoustic properties.
Architect : Héloïse Thibodeau architecte inc.
Architect : Vincent Leclerc architecte inc.
Engineering : CIMA+
General Contractor : EBC inc.
Landscape Architecture : Agence ReliefDesign