“What was Molitor to continue to unleash passions twenty-four years after its closure? Those who know its history, those who have sailed up the water lines in winter, dragged the beaches of the summer basin or skated under the open sky, know it well: what has been classified is memory. These are not walls that have been inscribed as historic buildings, but what they have housed, still house and will forever house: an incredible insurrection of freedom. »Opened to Parisians in 1929, the Molitor swimming pool built by architect Lucien Pollet has known many situations: place of presentation of the first bikinis in 1946, it becomes an unforeseen and clandestine artistic center after its closure before being rehabilitated today. hui by Colony Capital, Accor and Bouygues with the architects Alain Derbesse, Jacques Rougerie and Alain-Charles Perrot. Tracing the story of a legendary Parisian swimming pool and exploring its long-awaited rebirth, This is not a swimming pool will satisfy your curiosity and awaken your imagination thanks to the catchy texts of Ludovic Roubaudi and the astonishing and bewitching photographs of Thomas Jorion.
Ludovic Roubaudi Thomas Jorion 2014
176 pages French / English