The main aim of the landscape scheme on La Moubra site is to emphasize the valley’s crosswise layout. The Aqualoisirs site is set in plantations of conifers in which an open, protected central clearing is directly connected to the La Moubra lagoon and its footpath. It has aimed to attain maximum compactness while allowing a large number of viewing points of the large landscape by means of windows in relief designed as bow windows and large corner openings facing southwards and westwards onto the lake. The landscaping of the Aqualoisirs site concentrates on a timber-decked “Lagoon Front” esplanade for summer use which highlights the La Moubra lagoon dam; and a “Rhone Valley Panorama” esplanade in natural stone, which is directly linked to the entrance hall. The envelope of the Aqualoisirs centre consists of a skin of structural concrete, plus a facing in anthracite grey architectural concrete that mirrors the surrounding landscape. The swimming pool hall has large windows facing the lake and the valley with interior and exterior pools on the winter esplanade.
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France 2015
Undulating golden wooden slats that recall the circular movements on the surface of water