Growing up as a competitive swimmer, I entered my fair share of long in the tooth pools and aquatic centers. Something like Les Bains des Docks by Jean Nouvel would have certainly shaved seconds off my time. Nouvel’s design for an aquatic center is part of the Port 2000 development in Le Havre, France. The center itself consists of a staggering 12 pools and all the other stuff you’d want for a fun day in the water. Dezeen has a write up from Nouvel himself on the space.

More images of Nouvel’s creation after the jump.

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