TNA Architectes : Piscine de la Butte aux Cailles

In an Art Nouveau building in the heart of 13ème arrondissement of Paris, place Paul Verlaine, the pool of the Butte aux Cailles offers a new youth with the intervention of the agency TNA Architects. This emblematic building with its facade decorated with bricks and concrete originally imagined by architect Louis Bonnier suffered by his second rehabilitation from 90 years, to give it to standards, particularly in terms of comfort, energy and accessibility.

1460 m² on account that the project, understanding the historical constructive method of Louis Bonnier was essential to the success of the project and its compliance with the original work.

Very binding, the specification of historical monuments made this complex rehabilitation especially as the major challenges of the work aimed at strengthening the concrete hall, work on sealing the basin, preserve the iconic architectural symbol of modernist again, the three circular spaces inlaid with glass tiles that adorn the ceiling of the pool hall and finally fill a void of 300 m² basement.

An ambitious project in an area out of the ordinary, where architects have striven to restore the simple, functional perception of the original project. The realized architectural work is a rare blend of restoration, renovation and rebuild.

On this project, Thierry Nabères TNA Architects says:

"A renovation project is not addressed by the decision to transform everything. The outreach work is fundamental. We must learn to love the building, establish a kind of affection with him. It is necessary to discover the qualities, values ​​and sublimate them through the project. the spirit of the previous building must be preserved. "

Photographs: Paul Kozlovsky

For more information, visit the website TNA Architects.

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