The famous diving centre Némo 33, has a new outdoor pool where it will be possible to dive to a depth of 42m. On the periphery of the pool, a new building houses the changing rooms as well as offices and a reception area. On the roof, two wooden gridshell domes emerge from the concrete base, recalling the geometry of diving tanks.
In order to obtain a perfect curvature, both domes have been previously made with PVC fabrics put under pressure and coated with sprayed polyurethane. The overall stability is ensured by a curved gridshell of 9 m in diameter. The wooden structure was prefabricated in 20 modules and then assembled by hand inside the domes. All the assemblies are invisible and made by wood-to-wood screwing. A parametric study enabled the ideal geometry to be found, combining the expectations of the client, the optimisation of internal forces and the efficiency of assembly.
Rue de Stalle 333, 1180 Uccle