Organizers of Piscine Global Europe, one of Europe's leading swimming pool and wellness events, have announced the winners of its 2018 Pool Design Awards, a program dedicated to highlighting creativity and technical achievements in pool design.

Of particular note is the Aquatic Multiplex in Saint Hilaire de Riez, France. It nabbed first place for the most beautiful public swimming pool award.

According to Piscine Global:"The project is located in, and blends in with, a remarkable Natura 2000 protected area. The graceful, elegant hall acts as a belvedere, providing 180° views to the south, east and west. When viewed from afar, the hall is the only part of the structure to emerge above the surrounding landscape of salt marshes and the river Vie. The roof is formed of three 'petals,' suspended above the ground; the curved shape of its structure evokes the motion of water or a majestic manta ray."

The biennial Piscine Global Europe show will take place Nov. 13-16 in Lyon, France.

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