Bouygues team chosen to build Paris 2024 aquatics centre

A team led by Bouygues and including French energy specialist Dalkia and Swedish waterpark developer Recrea had been chosen as preferred bidder for the Paris 2024 Olympic aquatics centre, according to website, Insidethegames.

Métropole du Grand Paris chose the French contractor over two rival bids, including one from Vinci.

The €90m centre, which will be built in the rundown northern suburb of Saint-Denis, is designed by Paris-based Ateliers 2/3/4 and Dutch designer VenhoevenCS. It will be a 30m-tall building with a saddle-shaped roof and a curved wooden façade.

A footbridge over the A1 motorway that will link it to the Stade de France, which will be the main venue for track and field events.

A mobile platform will allow for the main swimming pool to be divided into two smaller pools with variable depths. The facility is expected to have a seating capacity of 6,000, with artistic swimming, diving and water polo set to take place there during the Games.

Image: Ateliers 2/3/4 and Dutch architect VenhoevenCS’s rendering of the aquatics centre

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