Included as part of the Urban Planning Programme by Le Corbusier in 1958, it was André Wogesncky who handled its construction between 1969 and 1971. Restored in 2006, the swimming pool has been included on the supplementary list of Historical Monuments since 2005.
Wogenscky (1916-2004) is also the creator of a housing located at the center of Firminy, a reception center at Saint-Étienne, the Culture centre of Grenoble and other achievements in France and overseas. He received in 1989 the National Architecture Price.
He used forms and materials similar to Le Corbusier for the Culture Centre and the Stadium.