You would be forgiven for thinking this to be an exclusive spa or resort but you are in fact looking at the stunning photos of Les Bains Des Docks(The Bath by the Docks) Aquatic Center in Le Havre, France, a public aquatic centre. Designed by architectural firm Ateliers Jean Nouvel the centre includes more than six indoor and outdoor pools including an Olympic sized lap pool.
The indoor pool areas are almost entirely white, the blue and white contrast beautifully, culminating in a relaxing atmosphere, while skylights allow plenty of natural daylight in
The view from above the children’s pool area shows the various heights and geometric construction.
The children’s play area has an almost lego like construction quality about it, it’s busy, it’s bright, it’s fun but step out into the pool area and the starkness transports you back in time, reminiscent of the old Roman Baths.
Just another reason to visit France! All public pools should be this beautiful.