The Aquadrome – where history meets modernity
The Verdun Aquadrome opened in June 2008 and is a blend of modern and traditional architecture.
The building consists of the three materials commonly associated with modern architecture, namely metal, glass and concrete, which gives it a certain robustness and luminosity.
This modernism makes for a stark contrast with the early 19th-Century stone façade which has also been incorporated into the contemporary structure. The Neo-Classical-style façade features solid columns and pilasters, elegant Ionic capitals and simple entablature characteristics of this ancient style in a balanced layout which now blends harmoniously with the low-key contemporary glass structure. The façade originally, as of 1915, fronted the municipal baths located close to the city’s indoor market.