Built by the architect Gaston Dollat in 1928, Saint-Denis’ town pool offers a large pool under a concrete vault on double arc.

The place was left unoccupied since 1988 because of the lifestyle then and the social and hygienic preoccupations.

The city of Saint-Denis wanted to give this building a new vocation. It was about making an art and business place around different events and cultural activities.

The trace left by the big pool is preserved and maintained on a new base level that allows you to be at street-level. The new area is equipped with a mezzanine in the back, bars around the outer passageway, bleachers and a stage-floor.

The extensions from the 80s were destroyed on the façade for two reasons: so terrasses could be build and to find its original clarity.

A large neon sign is there to catch visitors with two distinctive entrances, one for the café-boutique-gallery and one for the big hall.


  • Name : La Piscine
  • Client : Ville de Saint-Denis
  • Place : Saint-Denis
  • Date : 2012
  • Mission : Preliminary design
  • Surface : 2 800 m²
  • Architects : Encore Heureux


6 Boulevard Carnot, 93200 Saint-Denis, France