Consortium Poirier Fontaine
The new Annie Pelletier aquatic complex includes a recreational pool of 175m2 with a progressive beach and a 6 lanes 25m swimming pool. The building has light and colored volumes. It is an urban a focal point for the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district.
The concept focuses on the luminosity of the area. The interior finishes are neutral and the color white is omnipresent, it serves as a blank canvas as natural sunlight illuminates various colors of stained glass windows. Both pools are set around a landscaped public space in the heart of the aquatic complex. This spatial arrangement facilitates the relationship between visitors and swimmers, offering spectacular views of the pools from the lobby and the walkway located on the mezzanine, it also emphasizes the presence of water in the entire project.
The windows of the lobby allow great views of the sky and the natural light, the glass wall, installed diagonally, links the lobby with the swimming pools. It also facilitates the direct supervision of the two pools from the central position of the rescue center. The winding shape of the wading pool with its water slide and games, creates various areas around the pool where swimmers can enjoy themselves.
The infrastructure devoted to recreation and sports has been designed and built for families. The locker rooms are also accessible to people with reduced mobility. The access corridor to the locker room is wide and has generous windows. The pool complex is intended as the centerpiece of a future sports center. A gymnasium will be built and connected to the pool complex.