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Olympic swimming pool

One of the first projects in France of the architect Roger Taillibert is the realization of the swimming pool of Deauville. For him, this program is the first in a series of sports facilities, including the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris (1967 -1972) and the Olympic complex in Montreal (1972 -1976). It is also his subject of diploma at ENSBA.

He opted for a daring achievement far from the “Normand” style then in vogue on the Côte Fleurie and implemented a process of thin long-span sails, experienced in the early 1960s and of which he became the specialist.

The seawater swimming pool will be inaugurated in July 1966 by Maurice Chevalier, Marie Laforêt, Charles de Chambrun, Minister of Youth and Sports, and Alain Gotvalles, French champion of the 100 meters crawl.

Olympic pool 3 Nicolas Martin