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BUILDING
 
 
Water Park Aqualagon
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DESIGNER
 
 
Jacques Ferrier

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CONTEXT
 
Relationship with the location
Jacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, France
Masterplan
Jacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, France
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DESCRIPTION
 
A LANDMARK
Jacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, FranceThe direction of the winds and the path of the sun have determined the floor plan for our project. Protected from cold north-easterly winter winds, nestling up to the forest, the aquatic park opens towards the west to make the most of cool breezes in warm weather.

Jacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, FranceLooking out to the south-west, the aquatic park is bathed in light throughout the year. It is oriented so as to receive as much sunlight as possible in winter, while protecting itself from excessive exposure to the sun through its terraces in summer.

Like an origami sculpture, our proposal for the aquatic park resembles an unfolding landscape, culminating at around 35m: it is a built landscape, rising into the sky. The structure is clearly visible from the surrounding area - it becomes a point of reference and a symbol of Villages Nature.

This new type of landmark contrasts with the relatively flat topography. It is not an element which has been imposed on the landscape, but an extension of the landscape itself.
A WORLD THAT HAS EMERGED FROM THE LAKE
Jacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, FranceLocated by a large expanse of water, the aquatic park looks like a world that has emerged from the lake. It is an aerial construction, layering hanging gardens, playing with water and transparency. The terraces are open to walkers, and are used to oxygenate the waters of the lake. The new landscape is composed of waterfalls, mist, steam and aquatic plants.

Jacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, FranceThe unique character of our proposal, which blurs the lines between landscape and built environment, creates a beacon, visible from all parts of Villages Nature. By day and by night, the aquatic park becomes a major icon of the site.
BEYOND WATER, OTHER POSSIBLE SCENARIOS...
Jacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, FranceThe origami structure is open to the public, it becomes an extension of the aquatic facilities: our proposal offers a new experience to visitors exploring this built landscape. The structure presents a stunning vantage point over the inside of the aquatic park and offers spectacular views of Villages Nature and the wider landscape.

Jacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, FranceA circuit offers a walk surround the building, extending the board walk promenade. A lift offers the occasion to climb to the top of the walk to enjoy the view.
DIRECTIONAL TRANSPARENCY
Jacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, FranceAs the origami unfolds, it creates empty spaces. These spaces are filled by large glass panels that let natural light into the aquatic centre and give visitors the sensation of a continuity between the interior and exterior.

Jacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, FranceAt the top of the building, a transparent dome with a remarkable geometry allows visitors to swim while watching the sky. This dome forms the silhouette of the aquatic park.

The structure and the roofing have been optimised to disappear in the sight lines from the basins and accentuate the presence of the sky. The aquatic park is flooded with light. This is enhanced and softened by the orientation of the building, the play of reflections and diffusion of natural light.

At water level, there is complete continuity with the exterior - swimmers can leave without any obstacles.
A PERMANENT SPECTACLE
Jacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, FranceAll the elements of the project participate in creating a sense of spectacle which serves to heighten the experience of the aquatic activities in the park. The remarkable ecosystem established by the planted terraces forms an instructive path. The various elements related to environmental sustainability - geo-thermal energy, water recycling - come together to form a coherent narrative that structures the entire project, and can be clearly read by the public.

Jacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, FranceThe principle of the project, with its accumulation of levels, extends the aquatic park into sun-lounges, terraces and restaurants... These activities can easily be linked to seasonal variations in attendance.

An auditorium barge arrives in the evenings and at various times of day to offer concerts and shows.

The aquatic park forms an extraordinary backdrop for Villages Nature’s shows on the lake, fireworks displays and light shows.
AN ARCHIPELAGO
TJacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, Francehe entrance to the aquatic park is connected to a large forecourt around which Villages Nature’s different «public» spaces are arranged: forum, sports centre.

Jacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, FranceThe hall, which opens onto the lake, leads to changing rooms via a long corridor and servant spaces (machine room, storage, etc.).

Once visitors have gone through the changing room area, they discover the inner space of the aquatic park, designed as a large expanse of water strewn with islands of various sizes and with a variety of functions.

This archipelago extends outside, into the lagoon, accentuating the continuity between indoors and outdoors.

The air pavilion links the other two pavilions. It is set back from the edge of the lagoon to create a protected space.
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ECO-SUSTAINABILITY'
 
Certifications
HQE certification
[High Quality Environmental standard]
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
France [France]
Region
Ile-de-France
District
Seine-et-Marne
Town
Bailly-Romainvilliers
Address
Route de Villeneuve
 
 
Telephone
+33.1.61.10.77.77
Website
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for recreational activities
Buildings in theme or amusement park
Sports buildings
Gyms and swimming pools
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2010    
Realisation
2017
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AWARDS
 
2018
Trophées Bois Ile-de-France
Aménager
2017
A+Awards
Sport & Recreation-Unbuilt Sports & Recreation
2014
Concours BIM 2014 Tekla France
Categorie Engenierie
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Ike Ijeh, "Tourism au naturel", Building 9018, 27 april 2018, pp. 36-39
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CLIENT
 
 
Villages Nature Paris
(Pierre et Vacances-Center Parcs_Euro Disney SCA)
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 73,794,098
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 8,577
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STRUCTURES
 
 
C&E Ingénierie
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
Interscene Thierry Huau
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STAFF
 
Project
Jacques Ferrier Architecture
Environmental design
Egis Conseil Bâtiments
Consultant for energy and environment
Transsolar
Water engineering
Inex
Consultants
Sensual City Studio [Lifeguard station design]
Lighting design
Atelier Audibert
Acoustical consultant
Peutz & Associés
Economic consultant
Artelia Bâtiment & Industrie
General contractor
Vinci Chantiers Modernes Fargeot
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Jacques Ferrier Architecture | Luc Boegly, Didier Boy De La Tour
Drawings © Jacques Ferrier Architecture
Text edited by Jacques Ferrier Architecture
Courtesy of Jacques Ferrier Architecture

Jacques Ferrier, Aqualagon, Disneyland Paris, C&E Ingénierie, Interscene Thierry Huau, Marne-la-Vallée, France



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