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Greenroof Project of the Week for December 9, 2013: Morzine Aquatics Center

on December 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm under Project of the Week: 12/9/13

Morzine Aquatics Center
(Espace Aquatique de Morzine)

Morzine, France
29,063 sq. ft Greenroof


Project Description & Details

Situated in the heart of the resort in the Dérêches area in Morzine, France, the Parc des Dérêches offers more than 10 sports and leisure activities for the whole family in summer and winter alike. Its Espace Aquatique de Morzine or the Morzine Aquatics Center is a leisure centre for visitors to exercise, have fun or simply relax at its indoor and outdoor pools, spa, and restaurant.

Designed by architects Fabrice David and the Daragon – Cheysson Agency, this two story complex has a striking zig-zag roofline with massive overhangs. Undulating in an irregular rhythm, the building features a broad expanse of glass panes for daylighting and maximum outdoor viewing pleasure. Located in an exceptional natural environment within the French Alps, one of the priorities of the architects was to integrate this massive and very visible building within its surroundings. Covered with fully pre-grown vegetated HYDROPACK® modules from Le Prieuré Vegetal i.D., the green roof blends into the landscape offering a beautiful “fifth facade” view for pedestrians who use the suspended bridge overlooking the building.


The Morzine Aquatics Center is featured in the month of July in The 2014 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Calendar – order yours today. They make a perfect holiday gift for your family, friends, staff and clients!

Year: 2011
Owner: Town of Morzine, Parc des Dérêches
Location: Morzine, France
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 29,063 sq.ft.
Slope: 30%
Access: Inaccessible, Private


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Daragon-Cheysson Agency
Architect: Fabrice David Architecte
Modular Greenroof System: HYDROPACK® by Le Prieuré Vegetal i.D.®
Greenroof System Manufacturer and Supplier: Le Prieuré Vegetal i.D.®
Technical Consultant and System Distributor: Siplast

Click here to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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