INTERCOMMUNAL AQUATIC CENTRE Charlieu-Belmont (France) - 2025

General presentation

Contexte & enjeux

The Charlieu-Belmont intercommunal swimming pool project meets the major challenge of providing the local population with a new facility for learning to swim, as well as a leisure and wellness center.
It will contribute to the region’s tourist, heritage and cultural appeal, as well as fostering local economic development, particularly during the construction phase.

The project stands out for its soft, calm and controlled architecture, both in terms of programming and functional and technical issues.
It is characterized by a timeless architecture that delicately blends into its environment.
The volume containing the pools, open to the landscape and punctuated by its wooden structure, gives the project the sober yet powerful image of an inter-communal public facility.
The first hall houses the sports pool for swimming, while the second is dedicated to well-being and the leisure pool. Here you’ll find a sauna-hammam area, hydro-massage jets and a pentagliss with direct access to the sunny, planted outdoor beaches.

The project embodies the ambitions of the Charlieu town and intercommunal program, through a functional, elegant and timeless building, free from fashionable effects and favoring local products.
A place for everyone, for a long time to come.

Technical descriptive


Indoor swimming pool, sports pool, learning pool, indoor pentagliss, sauna & hammam, changing rooms, outdoor relaxation areas with water games.




Competition winner 2020. Building permit obtained in December 2022. Under construction. Completion due 2025


2 316 m² interior and 2 550 m² exterior


9 M€ before Tax

Environmental performance

Timber frame, wood-fired boiler room, photovoltaic panels, perlite filtration, recovery of wash water for WCs, heat recovery from leakage flows


Commissioned : SUD architectes
Atelier Rivat : associate architect