The Saint-Denis Aquatics Centre in Saint-Denis is being built for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris and will continue to be used as a multi-sports facility afterwards. The aquatics centre is one of the largest timber sports complexes in the world and also sets a new world record for long-span timber structures. The planned completion is now on the home straight. Shortly before New Year’s Eve, the pools were filled for the first time and subjected to an initial load test.
Our task, the timber supporting structure of the suspended roof and the facades have already been fully completed. The concave roof not only reduces the air volume in the main hall and thus its energy consumption, but also minimizes, with its timber design, the carbon footprint of the building.
Preparations for the acceptance of the building are already well advanced and the final finishing work is currently taking place. Everything is lined up and ready to hand over the keys to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on time at the end of March.