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Piscine des Amiraux


Henri SAUVAGE, 1927

Public health awareness in the first quarter of the 20th century heralded the ecological revolution.


Henri Sauvage dreamed of cities in full daylight wherein « good air » would circulate and inhabitants would enjoy good health through sport. He built only two tiered building prototypes; a building in rue Vavin (Paris 6th) and another rue des Amiraux (Paris 18th). With its 78 housing units (1927) and municipal swimming pool (1930), the latter is probably the more successful. Once again, the restoration of an original work by Henri Sauvage is not an end in itself. To again draw attention to this symbol of a city designed for its inhabitants is to take part in the current debate on the city of tomorrow. In this case, we restore to learn.

  • LocationParis (75018)
  • ClientParis
  • Schedule2013-2017
  • Cost/Area10 M € HT
  • TeamFrançois Chatillon, architect
    Gilles Leverrier, architect
    Emmanuelle Gallo, consultant
    Richard Palmer, consultant