BALNEO-SPORTS POOL Laruns (France) - 2026
Contexte & enjeux
Broadly open to the wider landscape, the project blends harmoniously into a heterogeneous urban fabric by reinterpreting vernacular codes and choosing simple, functional, scalable geometries to meet the programme’s energy and environmental ambitions.
The sports and leisure pools are housed in a large hall that naturally follows the curves of the Gave d’Ossau.
The wellness and balneotherapy area offers a wide range of uses and uses on different paths with a privileged panoramic view of the Pic de Ger and the Ossau and Valentin valleys.
25 m 4-lane pool – 130 m² training pool – 200 m² outdoor Nordic-style balneotherapy pool.
A 125 m² wellness area with sauna, steam room, cryotherapy pool, sensory showers, salt grotto, massage cubicle, etc.
Outdoor planted beaches.
VILLE DE LARUNS
Competition winner 2023. Studies in progress. Completion due 2026
1,800 m² floor area + 1,700 m² outdoor area
7,1 M€ HT before Tax
HQE approach without certification
Reduction of energy requirements through good thermal performance and an optimised energy balance
Use of renewable energies (photovoltaic panels – connection to wood-fired heating system)
Water and energy recovery
Reduced water consumption
Wooden structure for the hall and materials from local sources
Commissioned : SUD architectes
AGS architecture : associate architect