Swimming Back In Time: The Piscine De Pontoise in Paris

Swimming Back In Time: The Piscine De Pontoise in Paris
Design

At a time where there’s a lot of debate on how we should be transforming our cities to make them more sustainable and pleasurable, one of the answers is in rehabilitating old structures instead of destroying them.

Dan Gould
  • 12 january 2010

Piscine de Pontoise, located in the Latin Quarter, is the oldest swimming pool in Paris. It was built in the 1930’s and is the perfect reflection of the “Sports” architecture at the time. Not only is the pool famous for its structure, but but also for the events it has hosted: a Cousteau diving session, Johnny Weismuller training sessions, a fashion show, and it was also the main set for a 90s French movie called “Bleu”.

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