Les Bains des Docks

Isn’t this the most beautiful swimming pool you’ve ever seen?

It’s called Les Bains des Docks (‘Baths of the Docks’), and is located in Le Havre, France. Visitors can enjoy no less than 12 pools, a sauna, a hammam, a spa and fitness room. It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and opened in July 2008.

The entire interior is covered in white tiles, except for the children’s play area, which is formed by brightly-coloured foam blocks. Lovely contrast!

One more subtle detail is in the signage: rather than hanging up signs, letters were drawn in the spaces between the tiles. How minimalist!

Photography by Clément Guillaume.