Courchevel Aquatic Centre

France

2015

Shortlisted

Courchevel Aquatic Centre is located in the heart of the urban development at the side of the Grandes Combes at the entrance of the Courchevel resort.

The simple architectural concept of architects Auer + Weber was to integrate the building harmoniously into the environment. The 120m x 80m double curved roof structure emerges from the ground and covers the whole area on a minimum of supporting points: 25 columns, 2 walls and 3 abutments. Natural light is supplied via large facades that open to the sky and act as a constant reminder to users of the grandiose environment around the aquatic centre.