Mention - Category Swimming Pool
Alain Sarfati S. Area Alain Sarfati Architecture
“Centre Aqua-Ludique”, Arras (F)
The project defines a very charming and picturesque space. An almost surreal environment leads one to think he or she is almost swimming in a large architectural cave, where a black ceramic floor recalls mountain rocks and swimming pools seem to be carved in the rock, whereas the plastic shapes of the ceiling reflect in the water and recall stimulating moving organic imagery. Within this unprecedented project proposal, porcelain stoneware slabs have been originally conceived as integral parts of a shared expressive language stretching beyond their function as purely technical cover.