Les Bains des Docks


Les Bains des Docks is one of those magnificent buildings where design is a perfect composite of both utility and creativity. Designed by French Architect Jean Nouvel, the building is the aquatic centre for the city of Le Havre, France. The 5000 square metre complex comprises 12 pools, including a 50 x 21 metre outdoor pool, several leisure pools, a sauna, hammam, spa and fitness room. The sleek white lines are only interrupted momentarily by an explosion of colour in the Children’s play area.

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Words by Olivia Cooley. Images property of Jean Nouvel

Sarah Atkinson

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