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53rd year ISSN (Print): 0036-102X ISSN (Internet): ISSN 2198-4271

International magazine for sports, leisure and recreational facilities

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SPORTS HALLS AND ARENAS

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Editorial

DEAR IAKS MEMBERS AND SB READERS, The central theme of the IAKS vision statement is the universal advancement of active lifestyles in an ever-changing world. Remaining active takes many forms from highly-organized sports programs to socially oriented activities for physically-challenged individuals and groups. Communities, whether urban or rural, provide opportunities for remaining active, and while these can include very specialized indoor and outdoor facilities, this edition of “sb” features those building types that are at the fundamental core of centres of activity.

it around an outdoor courtyard, providing a green relief to a typical urban environment. In contrast, the small community of Le Vaud has a dramatic sports hall inspired by the surrounding mountains, and orients its views outwardly.

Thinking outside the box characterizes many of the projects illustrated in this edition. We often see sports halls and arenas as fairly straight-forward rectangular designs. Many of the projects in this edition are uniquely designed or operated to “think outside the box”.

“sb” has featured numerous articles from the perspective of a facility operator. In this edition, we see an innovative but aging Ameri­ can spectator facility in Tacoma undergo a transformation to better improve its operational and financial performance. Kim Bedier’s article highlights a growing question about whether to replace an existing facility or reno­ vate it. In an era where we see so much new construction replacing older buildings, this article balances the discussion.

The sports hall in Dolní Břežany, with its eggshaped and somewhat windowless form, contrasts with the highly-glazed concave sports hall in Calais. The aptly named ,Spiral’ in Kalundborg with its focus on martial arts, takes a square form and twists it in small increments, creating both an interesting shape and an opportunity for people to play or engage with the building’s exterior. ,Dojo Kûki’ in Epinay-sur-Seine takes a small sports hall and with other components wraps

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We go to the Winter Olympic City of Calgary to see an ice hockey arena as part of the ,Great Plains Recreation Centre’. This project too makes a concerted effort to break the mould of a rectangular building while providing two sheets of community ice.

We hope you enjoy reading about these innovative projects that illustrate new approaches to a well-established but very adaptive building typology. It is always interesting to see what our international colleagues are doing.

Gary-Conrad Boychuk IAKS Vice President

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IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prizes 2019.. .................................. 4 IAKS Congress 2019.......................................................................... 4 New IAKS Members......................................................................... 5 Velodrome and Sports Complex in Mondorf-les-Bains. . ................................................................... 10 IAKS Study Trip 2019..................................................................... 11 University sports facility in Portsmouth............................. 12 IAKS UK Spring Event.. .................................................................. 13 Physical Activities Center at University of Southern Indiana............................................... 14

Great Plains Recreation Facility for ice sport in Calgary................................................................. 26 MJMA

Dojo Kùkí in Épinay-sur-Seine.................................................... 30 Nomade Architectes

‘The Spiral‘ sports and cultural centre in Kalundborg................................................................................... 34 MUTOPIA

Mobiliar Arena ball sports hall in Gümligen. . .................. 38 Sven Stucki Architekten

PROJECTS ‘The Heart’ multi-purpose building and activity park in Ikast...................................................................... 16

Community hall in Le Vaud....................................................... 42 LOCALARCHITECTURE

Sports hall in Dolní Břežany...................................................... 44 Sporadical

C.F. Møller Architects

Basketball Arena ‘Quai de la Moselle’ in Calais............. 22 Bureau faceB

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IOC IPC IAKS ARCHITECTURE PRIZES 2019 INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN FOR PROJECTS LARGE AND SMALL Why not submit your project? Show us your innovative sports ground or “activating” public space. Which pool or wellness facility impresses with its high user quality and sustainable offerings? The “Kohlelager” (coal stockyard) sports and leisure campus in Landau was awarded a Gold medal in 2017. Along with “classical” games and sports areas, it also provides space for trend sports for all age groups. On the sports campus, local recreation, sport and extensive park design have been combined – and all within a nature conservation area. The Aquatic Centre “Aquamotion” in Courchevel (France) was awarded a Gold medal, too. The jury praised the extremely successful combination of elegant design and highgrade opportunities. The building is notable for its integration in the landscape of the French Alps. With its organic shape and a roof sloping to the south down to the ground,

it takes the form of a green hill in summer and vanishes in Wate r winter under a white blanket of snow. A broad fselection W h it e of tesy o r u o c different pools, children’s areas, slides and much more besides Im a g e makes the pool highly attractive. It is this kind of creative solutions that is commended by the IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Awards. They pay tribute to all kinds of exercise spaces – everything from the small neighbourhood facility to buildings for large-scale events. Deadline for submissions is 31 March 2019. Competition information and application forms www.iaks.org/en/awards

26th IAKS Congress 5-8 Nov 2019 Cologne

ACTIVE LIVING IN SUSTAINABLE CITIES 5 TO 8 NOVEMBER IN COLOGNE, GERMANY

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At the 2019 IAKS Congress, experts from TAFISA and Evaleo will present the “Global Active City (GAC) programme”. The GAC programme, which is supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), aims at recognizing cities that implement a Physical Activity and Sport for All management system, improving governance and efficiency. In a world which is facing increasing health problems, the model advocates for more sustainable urban living and calls for new forms of governance. It provides a suite of standards, tools and services, and empowers city leaders, their communities and citizens to drive change. Experts from cities that have just been awarded the GAC label such as Hamburg, Liverpool and Buenos Aires will offer their insights and experiences to the audience. It is also important to stress the potential benefits of physical activity and sport beyond the fight against non-communicable diseases. The requirements and 4

recommendations proposed by the GAC model can indeed deliver significant benefits in promoting mental health for all, social inclusion or more sustainable transportation solutions across the city and its surroundings. Have a look at the congress agenda and find out more about municipal programmes for active living in sustain­ able cities.

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NEW IAKS MEMBERS

SPORT UND FREIZEIT LEINEFELDEWORBIS (GERMANY)

DEUTSCHER HOCKEY-BUND E.V., MÖNCHENGLADBACH (GERMANY)

Sport und Freizeit Leinefelde-Worbis GmbH is responsible for a huge range of different sports and leisure facilities in the municipality of Leinefelde-Worbis in Thuringia. These include the Leinebad swimming pool, Leinesportpark, Ohmbergstadion (stadium), “Wipperwelle” munici­ pal pool, “Waldbad” forest pool in Hundeshagen and Beuren gymnastics hall. The company serves the sports of athletics, football, tennis, swimming and basketball and promotes relaxation, health and fun in its facilities.

Deutscher Hockey-Bund e.V. (DHB) (German Field Hockey Federation) is one of 60 umbrella organisations belonging to the German Olympic Sports Confederation. The body representing field and indoor hockey was founded in Bonn in 1909 and organises roughly 400 clubs and 15 regional associations in Germany. The DHB currently has over 85,000 active hockey players. It has had its headquarters in Mönchengladbach since 2006. www.hockey.de

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JARKKO RANTAMÄKI, VAASA (FINLAND)

MATIAS CANIL, MADRID (SPAIN)

Jarkko Rantamäki is a Senior advisor with the Regional State Administrative Agency in Western and Inland Finland, for the department of education and culture. As a civil engineer he focuses on discretionary government subsidies for the construction of sports facilities, evaluating construction plans and information guidance for the applicants. His task is also to follow-up research and development projects for the construction of sports facilities funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Matias Canil is studying full time MBA in Sports Management at the Universidad Europea & Real Madrid Graduate School in Spain. He is interested in working within the sports industry with a focus on commercial management, sponsorships, activations and organization of events in an integral way, in the public and / or private framework.

BÄDERLAND HAMBURG (GERMANY)

THORN LIGHTING, DORNBIRN (AUSTRIA)

Bäderland Hamburg is the operator of all public swimming pools, thermal pools and sauna facilities in Hamburg. These include typical swimming pools, family pools, modern combined pools with all-year outdoor pools and classical (natural) summer outdoor pools. With about 500 employees, the company satisfies the demand for competition swimming, swimming lessons, recreation, wellness and sauna use. With a total water surface area of over 46,000 m² and roughly 30 facilities throughout the city, Bäderland is – in terms of surface area – the largest leisure provider in the Hanseatic city and Europe’s second-largest pool operator. The company serves over 4 million users each year. www.baederland.de

Thorn produces and supplies efficient and high-quality interior and exterior lighting solutions for wholesalers, designers and end-users. The name of Thorn is internationally synonymous with quality, dependability and user-friendliness. Thorn has acquired over 90 years of experience with lighting solutions and is a proud member of the Zumtobel Group. As a Smart City specialist, the company helps municipalities to enhance safety and well-being with connectivity and information. Its innovative interior lighting solutions create pleasant and efficient lighting – at home and at the workplace.

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SPORTING A, ANTWERP (BELGIUM)

TAC THE ASSISTANT COMPANY, HARTBERG (AUSTRIA)

Sporting A is the sports department of the City of Antwerp. With a qualitative sport infrastructure and a good number of activities and events for different target groups, Antwerp is becoming an important sporting metropolis with international ambition. As one of the 23 Olympic cities, the city of Antwerp breathes sports and strives to develop a sports policy that is based on the principles of inclusion, empowerment and participation. Next to investments in highly qualitative sport infrastructure, hosting sporting events is an important element in Antwerp’s sports policy. It stimulates active and passive sports participation and contributes to community cohesion and civic pride.

TAC The Assistant Company is an Austrian software company that serves prestigious thermal baths and pool enterprises such as the Tamina Therme of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Bernaqua fun pool and Säntispark leisure centre. The brand new Entry Assistant – Access Control Software ticketing system is an all-in-one solution for user management with a ticketing and access control system. TAC’s software solutions assist the bathing industry with day-to-day running and yield benefits in terms of time savings, quality and turnover.

www.sportinga.be

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ARCHITECTURE49, VANCOUVER (CANADA)

SPORT REVOLUTION, RIGA (LATVIA)

Architecture49 is a Canadian leader in sports and entertainment architecture. They focus on the distinct requirements for community recreation centres, elite athletic facilities, as well as multi-purpose sports and entertainment venues. Architecture49 has completed over 100 recreation facilities, which include ice arenas, aquatic centres, gymnasia, sports fields, fitness centres and li­­ braries. They have also designed over 30 spectator venues. The buildings they design engage users and enhance quality of life, while being sensitive to community needs within budgetary requirements.

Sport Revolution Ltd. is the first company in the world to develop and produce innovative equipment which aims to improve your skills in ice hockey, floorball and field hockey. With the brands Hockey Revolution, My Floorball and Field Hockey Star the company offers 27 different training aids that, together with a training app, help to improve skills not only for professional but also amateur players. Many products are patented. 95 per cent of the products are made for export. 25 dealers are in Europe, five more overseas including USA and Australia. The company received the IDAL Export and Innovation Award 2018 (Best Exporterin Latvia).

www.architecture49.com

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BECAUSE EVERY MILLISECOND COUNTS SmarTracks from Polytan – the innovative system for professional, digital training diagnostics. Whether in traditional track disciplines in athletics or team sports such as football or rugby, magnetic timing strips invisibly integrated into the track or the synthetic turf combined with the very latest in body-worn sensor technology allow individual training performances to be documented and analysed precisely. Right down to the last millisecond.

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ENVELOPED BY SLOPING GREEN ROOFS VELODROME AND SPORTS COMPLEX IN MONDORF-LES-BAINS, LUXEMBOURG Situated in the rolling countryside of Luxembourg on the edge of Mondorf-les-Bains, the new Velodrome and Sports Complex designed by Mecanoo, Metaform and Pohl Architekten is set to reinforce the community, known for its thermal baths, as a destination for recreation. The facilities combine the new national velodrome with an aquatic centre, multisports hall and climbing wall, creating a sporting destination capable of hosting natio­nal and international cycling events while simultaneously creating a sporting hub for the community and the future international school proposed adjacent to the site. The sloping agricultural site combined with the restrictions of both the site and a limited budget influenced the compact design approach. The pools and sports hall are sunken into the topography and enveloped by sloping green roofs which blend the building into the landscape. This gives the desired prominence to the velodrome as a recognisable landmark. The layout links the facilities with a grand foyer while maintaining clear circulation routes for both athletes (professional, recreational and students) and spectators. The velodrome and sports halls are accessed via changing rooms located on the ground floor. A large open staircase connects the public foyer on the first floor to the entrance, creating a clearly defined public axis to the aquatic centre and spectator areas of the velodrome and multisport. The brasseries create convivial informal meeting and waiting spaces, with outdoor terraces and views of the sports facilities and the surrounding landscape. 10

The velodrome appears as a floating volume with a transparent band separating the solid volume of the roof from the landscape. The simple form showcases the elegant engineered timber structure. Wood and concrete finishes create a neutral, durable yet warm backdrop to the complex. Throughout the facility, strategically placed skylights and glazed façades optimise natural daylight while framing views of the landscape. Green roofs, passive solar design, and photovoltaic panels on the roof of the velodrome contribute to the compact building’s sustainable approach.

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2019 IAKS STUDY TRIP 27 AND 28 MAY TO HAMBURG, GERMANY The 2019 IAKS Study Trip gives IAKS members the unique opportunity to get to know Hamburg’s lighthouse projects in the exercise sector over two days. The Hanseatic city has been one of the first cities worldwide to receive the recognition “Global Active City” in September 2018 – a commendation for the fact that Hamburg enables its population to adopt an active and health-conscious life-style. Cast a glance behind the scenes in areas which you would have no access to without the study trip. Get to know successful operating strategies. Find out which forward-looking ideas are applicable to your region. Meet

the architects and operators of these facilities: „Eimsbütteler Turnverband“ sports centre, „Kaifu-Bad“ pool, „Parkour Creation Center Hamburg“, „Edeloptics.de“ – Arena, „Welt der Bewegung“ open air activity area, the community centre in Neugraben-Fischbek, and the „Barakiel Halle“, Germany’s first and completely inclusive sports hall. (Photo: www.mediaserver.hamburg.de / ­Andreas Vallbracht) www.iaks.org/events

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RESHAPING THE CITY CENTRE CAMPUS INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE UNIVERSITY SPORTS FACILITY IN PORTSMOUTH, UK The new sports facility is the first major phase of the University of Portsmouth’s estate masterplan, which aims to reshape its city centre campus. It will provide both wet and dry sport facilities including a 25 m eight lane swimming pool, an eight court badminton sports hall, a 175 station fitness suite, multifunctional stu­ dios, climbing and bouldering facilities, two flexible squash courts, a ski simulator, teaching facilities and office space. Designed to complement the valuable urban green space of Ravelin Park, the new sports facility creates a welcoming gateway into the university campus from the old city of Portsmouth. The building design strategy places the dry sports activities addressing the urban edge, while the pool is positioned in the setting of the park. The constrained volume of the sports hall has been raised to the first level to allow the transparent and vibrant spaces, such as the fitness suite and studios, to be placed at ground level.

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buildings prevalent in the immediate context. Varied, ‘hit and miss’ colour combinations add visual interest, vibrancy and depth to the façade. The elevated sports box provides a light, neutral backdrop to the rich identity of the terracotta contextual band. Vertically orientated metallic panels provide a sophisticated skin which blends naturally with the sky.

The transparency of the ground plane blends the relationship between the inside and the outside, spilling activity from the building into an attractively landscaped public environment. This openness and inclusivity serves to inspire students, members of staff and the public to engage and participate.

The building aims to set new standards in sustainability for a sports building. Considered arrangement of the building’s spaces provides the opportunity to exploit natu­ral light and ventilation, whilst top lighting of the sports hall and pool hall provides further scope for energy reduction. An array of photovoltaic panels and a biodiverse green roof bolster the building’s sustainability credentials further.

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IAKS UK SPRING EVENT ON 2 APRIL 2019 IN LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM A networking event will be held in the London Olympic Park on Tuesday 2 April 2019, bringing together clients, operators and designers to discuss the design and operation of sports and leisure facilities that can benefit communities and increase participation, as well as working towards the ambition set out by the UK Government to work towards an active nation. Using the context of venues created for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the event will also look at the legacy

that is developing in the Queen Elizabeth Park and how this fits into wider conversations around current and future trends in developing sports and leisure facilities that serve the whole community. The programme for the day aims to include both building visits and seminars, as well as an opportunity to explore the park, as the delegates will move from the Hockey and Tennis Centre in the North Park to the Aquatic Centre in the South Park. www.iaks.org/events

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VIRTUAL REALITY TOUR ENDORSES PROJECT PROGRESS PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES CENTER AT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA IN EVANSVILLE The expansion and renovation of the university’s Physical Activities Center (PAC) will create a new building to serve as a campus icon, enhance student and student-athlete recruitment, and bolster athletics and associated academics programs. To help the University of Southern Indiana (USI) fully understand the project in design, CannonDesign created a virtual reality (VR) tour of the PAC. A multi-dimensional and phased effort, the PAC is one building comprised of three distinct projects, including •

The introduction of a new 4,300-seat basketball arena that can also host concerts and graduation ceremonies. The complete expansion and renovation of the PAC to create a new building entry, kinesiology lab, extensive multi-use space, hall of fame area, training rooms and more. A new natatorium.

The building design employs light, geometry and texture to unite the surrounding area and connect the building to key campus pedestrian paths. Leveraging virtual reality The team revealed the VR model during a presentation to the USI team and key potential donors for the project. During the presentation the project leader (John) donned the VR headset and entered the model. Everything he 14

could see in the headset was projected onto a large screen for everyone else. As John moved through the virtual facility, he could point out important spaces and features, answer questions, stop, start, offer 360-degree views and adjust the design in real time. Later, anyone in attendance could don VR goggles and move through it at his own speed and direction. An interactive element in the VR model allowed people to shoot virtual free throws. The VR model is a new communication tool for designers that empowers and strengthens the design process in numerous ways. Engagement & communication The VR tour was less of a presentation and more of a discussion. Whenever a question about a certain aspect of the design occured, the group discussed and resolved the question. The VR model generated more questions and more engagement than when presenting renderings or a quick fly-through. This not only leads to a more engaged audience, but their questions resonate. sb 1/2019


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Location Vestergade, Ikast, Denmark Client/operator International School Ikast-Brande / ISIB Ejendomsselskab A/S Architects C.F. Møller Architects Europaplads 2, 11 DK-8000 Aarhus C www.cfmoller.com Design team Julian Weyer (partner-in-charge), Rune Bjerno Nielsen, Kristian Græbild Brandsen, Nicolaj Fentz (concept design), Carl Asbjørn, Mette Kirk, Toke Grud, Martin Kloster (detailed design), Lasse Palm, Anne Katrine Arrildt, Nina Walsh Holmboe (landscape) Author C.F. Møller Architects Photos Adam Mørk Official opening September 2018

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LIKE A TOWN IN ITS OWN RIGHT ‘THE HEART’ MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING AND ACTIVITY PARK IN IKAST C.F. Møller Architects is behind a major project next to Ikast-Brande International School with a much-awaited expansion comprising several halls, and multi-functional and educational facilities. The project makes the educational facilities at the school even better, and at the same time creates a new meeting point centred on an area of fast growth in Ikast.

’Hjertet’ (the Heart), as the project is called, includes a multi-purpose building, as well as an activity park, to create a new link to the neighbouring HHX Ikast Business College, IkastBrande upper secondary school, the teacher training college, and Ikast-Brande International School, which was also designed by C.F. Møller. ‘The Heart’ combines education, activities, community, exercise and recreational pursuits in new ways. The international pupils will thus be a natural part of a very wide-ranging group of users, including athletes, musicians, skaters

and participants in a social psychiatry project. Overall, 35 user groups were involved in the development of the building and park. „The aim of the Heart is to combine many different facilities and parallel activities, and to use all of the rooms, all the time, all day long, so that the building is always used actively from early morning to late evening – expressed in an architecture that resembles a small town, with varying roof heights and a square which gathers, guides and distributes users,“ says Julian Weyer, architect and partner at C.F. Møller Architects. sb 1/2019


Building with room for everyone The Heart covers 3,660 m² in total, and features a central square with a performance stage. The square distributes users out to the various rooms in the multi-building. One wing holds the school‘s teaching rooms, which in the afternoons and evenings can be converted into multiple rooms and art workshops for clubs and evening schools. For young people and younger sports enthusiasts, the street sports hall is particularly interesting, as it is designed to retain a sense of being outdoors. There is also a cafĂŠ with a service kitchen, and a shop area where organic groceries from a local socio-economic initiative as well as items crafted by blind people can be sold. sb 1/2019

On the first floor of the multi-building there are various large and small rooms for relaxed exercise activities such as dance and yoga, as well as cultural events and performing arts, and counselling services for young people in the municipal Youth and Education Advisory Centre. The surrounding activity landscape is designed around sustainable drainage principles and includes very active pursuits such as a skate bowl and flow skate park, a cycle pump-track, parkour facilities and playgrounds, beach volley pits and a multi-use playing field as well as more quiet and shared activities such as spots for boules, picnics and campfires. 17


For every walk of life The Heart is a very open and accessible building, which also draws attention through its use of many small, informal venues and seating areas, to reinforce the multi-building‘s capacity as a social gathering point that is not just a place to spend active leisure time. In its essence the project is a showcase in how broadly different user groups of leisure facilities can be combined. The Heart will give a great boost to leisure time activities, local socioeconomics and teaching opportunities for the school. This also creates a strong bond 18

between the many different users where the young people for instance can obtain advice on important life choices to pursue active and social lives. In this way the Heart connects every walk of life to make it easier to make the next step for each individual. A number of local and national collaboration partners have joined the field to ensure the project in the municipality of Ikast-Brande comes to fruition, including local businesses such as Bestseller, and major Danish foundations Realdania and the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities. The Carlsberg Foundation has contributed integrated artworks to both the building and the site. sb 1/2019


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JULIAN WEYER Partner C.F. Møller Architects How difficult was it to bring the multiple user groups together? Classically, the ideal for a community centre would be a grass-roots, bottom-up approach where local users would organise themselves in an informal way – by the community, for the community. This is still a great principle, but we found we also had to consider the greater aim of bringing together otherwise segregated user profiles, something which a self-organising model will not necessarily cater to. The local municipality and the community around the international school were key players in facilitating this, but we also incorporated the needs of user groups that would otherwise not have been represented or active in the project. We had consultation sessions both with the widest possible involvement, as well as with individual user groups, giving them direct influence on the design process to ensure that everybody feels co-ownership and pride in the result – the more people identify themselves with such a place, the better it can serve its function.

How did you manage the interior acoustic conditions, given that the building offers wide open areas? We did this by working with differentiated acoustic strategies for the different spaces, in close collaboration with an acoustics consultant. For example, the larger halls feature acoustically active materials both in the ceilings and parts of the walls, to control the sound characteristics more precisely – and these are again differentiated in accordance with the potential uses of each space (which will always be multiple uses), i.e. for sports, music, theatre, talks or teaching.

Do you think that “The Heart” could serve as a model for other small towns? Absolutely yes, since it is an example of how to pool resources from various stakeholders, and leverage the necessary investments (which would otherwise have been used for smaller individual measures) to create something with a much wider reach and impact. We worked from the outset from what a town like Ikast lacked in terms of facilities and meeting points, but also what it possessed in terms of potential – people, organisations, interests and activities – and this is an approach that many towns could successfully apply. sb 1/2019

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Location Calais, France Client/operator City of Calais Architects Bureau faceB Mourier & Pluvinage Architectes 8 Place Simon Vollant FR - 59000 Lille www.bureaufaceb.com Team Camille Mourier and Germain Pluvinage (Associates) Eugénie Floret, Magali Dujardin Structural engineering Bollinger&Grohmann Engineering TFPI Acoustics Peutz Façade VS-A Author Bureau faceB Photos Maxime Delvaux, Delphine Lermite Official opening December 2017 Construction costs EUR 7.02 million

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BRIGHT CAULDRON BASKETBALL ARENA “QUAI DE LA MOSELLE” IN CALAIS Located in the city centre of Calais in a former industrial port, the 1,500 seat basketball arena is home of the local basketball team playing at level H3 in the French Basketball Federation. It is also used for the sports education of the surrounding colleges. The architects of ‘faceB’ transferred the loads of the roof to the inclined slabs of the stands to free the façade of any supporting element. The geometry of the building reflects the typical cauldron atmosphere of a basketball match. The building is a six-sided polygon covered with a roof in the form of a taut sail, enclosed by high glass façades. While retaining its monumentality, transparency, varying heights, multi­ ple facets and adhesion to the ground, the structure stands not as a barrier, but rather as a transition point between the Calais Nord and Saint Pierre districts. The geometry of the proj­ ect also reflects the optimal organisation of the stands to favour this powerful cauldron effect on the evenings of big matches. The stands of 1,000 permanent seats are structuring elements even on non-game days. The site has a vertical drop of 2.5 m, the quay edge forming the low point of the site. The structure connects two levels of ground, the

high level reserved for visitors, and the low level as the play area. The sports hall uses this topography to manage flows, separate players from spectators, and generate different levels of intimacy. The exterior and interior spaces are connected on every level by visible entrances. Hyperbolic paraboloid roof The structure of the building is shaped by the cross section: the steel roof is stretched between the two concrete shells (the stands) inclined at 45 degrees which discharge the loads in compression. The concrete posts supporting these balance the configuration. The roof is a hyperbolic paraboloid. The main, concave curvature is formed by nine catenary sb 1/2019


steel beams connecting the two concrete shells to the north and south. Transversely, an inverse curvature allows the rainwater to flow towards the curved faรงades to the east and west. A mesh formed of straight segments (the generating lines of the hyperbolic paraboloid) provides the bracing. Steel catenary beams work mainly in tension. In the north, where the roof is at its highest, are the entrance hall, ticket office and public toilets. In the south are the club rooms and VIP foyer. The hull in the north is formed of three triangles, and in the south of two. They rise at their ends to connect public entrance areas with the sports hall. The glass faรงades enclose the structure. They are composed of 300 x 100 mm steel spines placed on a concrete wall and hinged at the edge of the roof. sb 1/2019

The spaces under the bleachers house the foyer, toilets and club offices. They also act as an acoustic and thermal buffer between the sports hall and the outside. Construction system and materials The materials are chosen according to the loads they discharge; steel works mainly in tension and concrete in compression. They are left rough and bare but with a fine finish. The sandblasted concrete reveals the aggregates whose colour recalls the beaches of the seafront. The details of the joints are left visible and leave legible the direction of load discharge into the foundation. The roof consists of a catenary structure suspended at the top of the stands on either side of the court along a north-west / south-east axis. These suspended beams with 6.06 m spacings have spans ranging from 39 m to 23


65 m. Tensile structural loads and the concave surface of the roof allow a strong accentuation of the metal profile sections and the discharge of the frame’s loads. The steel supports for the roof cover are placed directly on these catenary beams. A secondary structure of supports is composed of standard profiles of squared tube with a spacing of 6.53 m. These beams give the building its horizontal strength. The roof is vertically stabilised by the dead weight of the primary and secondary structures as well as by the permanent loads of the roof.

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The filling is transparent and translucent double ­glazing interleafed with PVB acoustic film, with P3A lower down for burglary resistance or opaque aluminium sheeting in front of an insulation layer, depending on the location, vertically rebated and horizontally abutted.

The structure of the stands consists of slabs, posts and beams of reinforced cast-in-place concrete. Every six metres, a beam supported by reinforced concrete slabs and posts carries the staircase structure and discharges compressive loads into the reinforced concrete slabs of the -1 level and foundation system.

Electricity, heating and ventilation Since the architects wanted the structure to create the façades and structure the spaces, they confined the finish to the acoustics. In order not to interfere with the structural appearance, they opted for a principle of grouping technical elements. The two acoustic enclosures located on the east and west façades conceal at once the rainwater runoff, the sports hall area supply, the power supply of the radiating roof panels and the two sports billboards.

The curtain façade of steel cladding guarantees complete airtightness. The entire structure constituting the façade is suspended in the upper part which significantly reduces the visual impact of the curtain wall.

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Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada Client/operator City of Calgary Architects MJMA 6-425 Adelaide Street West CA – Toronto ON, M5V 3C1 www.mjma.ca MTA 310, 625-11 Avenue SW CA – Calgary AB, T2R 0E1 www.mtalink.com Team MJMA Team: Viktors Jaunkalns, Ted Watson, Andrew Filarski, David Miller, Robert Allen, Janice Lee, Tarisha Dolyniuk, Andrew Bramm, Jason Wah, Woosuk An, Luis Arredondo, Phillip Wharton, Siri Ursin, Mitchell May, Timothy Belanger MTA Team: Tom Tittemore, Bill Vance Author MJMA Photos Shai Gil Official opening 2016 Construction costs CAD 24.7 million (EUR 16.4 million)

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FLIPPED GEOMETRY GREAT PLAINS RECREATION FACILITY FOR ICE SPORT IN CALGARY The Great Plains recreation facility features two multi-purpose rinks and brings together ice sport enthusiasts from across the city for hockey, sledge hockey, ringette, and figure skating. MJMA architects are anticipating its extension by developing a geometry that is ‘flipped’ and ‘mirrored’ to complete the quad pad complex. The City of Calgary’s new recreation facility program aims to develop centres that will provide accessible recreation opportunities and accommodate a variety of sports at different levels of play, as outlined in the Recreation Master Plan 2010-2020. Designed for athletes and fans, the facility accommodates up to 600 spectators through a combination of warm- and cold-side seating. Amenities include two multi-purpose rinks, spectator seating, large and small rooms for use as studios, classrooms and meeting spaces, food and beverage services, pro shop, change rooms and officials’ rooms, dryland training space and administration offices.

Context / site approach As a civic anchor of the east city edge, the Great Plains Recreation Facility is a social and architectural catalyst for this industrial area. The project elevates the architectural expression in the area and sets an example for subsequent developments. The area is characterised by large light industrial buildings. The building design is fully integrated with the storm water path of the landscape and the building is bermed into its landscape, ameliorating and integrating the building mass with the earth. The façades are layered and dematerialised upward, from black, to zinc, to white with glazed panelling blending with the sky. sb 1/2019


Design approach The torqued hexagonal plan responds to the forces of the site. The perimeter defines the lower building’s volume of change, mechanical, and administrative areas. The higher arena volumes are connected as a singular hexagon capturing screened mechanical spaces. The south and north upper façades allow for controlled clerestory light to the rinks, while skylights illuminate the centre. A bright orange Boolean extrusion acts as the entrance signifier, mimicking the low western sunset. Internally illuminated orange HDPE panels are used to frame the two change room entrances. A clear architectural concept for colour is used as wayfinding and the building’s expression. sb 1/2019

Redefining civic space This project takes one of the most vital but underappreciated community spaces and inverts its typical planning to create a true civic hub. Recreation facilities are civic spaces that create healthy communities; but their design should also foster meaningful social engagement. A typical arena arranges the team rooms at the centre of the facility with seating above or on the perimeter with diffuse social spaces. By placing the change rooms to the periphery, a central social space is created at the ‘heart’ of the building. This contiguous warm-side/cold-side viewing creates a ‘place’ for social activity.

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Futureproofing Anticipating the city’s recreational needs, the project proposes a twin-pad arena with the site designed to allow for expansion. This requirement drove the site and building configuration. Expansion is anticipated by developing a geometry that is ‘flipped’ and ‘mirrored’ to complete the quad pad complex; defining two arrival forecourts. The internal plan would create a centralised lobby around an elevated restaurant space. The project is a city-owned facility with secured public ice times but is privately operated. The architects worked closely with the operators ‘CanLan Ice Sports’ to ensure the building was maintainable, operationally efficient, and a good business venture. 28

Sustainability The project targets LEED Gold certification as a City of Calgary mandate. The landscape design is a hybrid of storm water management strategies and resilient planting that exceeds city standards. Particular attention has been focused on reduced water use and storm water retention. As a large user of energy for process loads, recovery and reuse of heat has been a mechanical focus. Strategies include domestic water preheat, under-slab hydronic heating, ice melting and air preheat. The holistic design of the facility incorporates charging stations, autoshare, and internal bike parking along with all City of Calgary sustainable building policies. sb 1/2019


1A Future phase arenas 1B Future phase parking 2 Exterior amenities 3 Entry plaza 4 Lobby „Social Heart� 5 Administrative offices 6 Pro shop 7 Meeting rooms 8 Fitness 9 Viewing gallery 10 Ice arenas 11 Changerooms 13 Kitchen 14+15 Service enclosure 16 Parking 17 Existing buildings 18 Low storm-trap water management

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THE ROOF IS THE FIFTH FAÇADE Location Épinay-sur-Seine, France Client/operator Municipality of Épinay-sur-Seine Architects Nomade Architectes Agence Île-de-France 9, rue de Domrémy FR-75013 Paris www.nomade.info Desing team member Adrien Court Author Nomade Photos Adrien Court, Godefroy Le Merdy (Luftbilder) Official opening July 2018 Construction costs EUR 1.9 million

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DOJO KÙKÍ IN ÉPINAY-SUR-SEINE Kùkí means atmosphere. Nomade Architectes have created a dojo consisting of two martial arts rooms with their changing rooms, one fitness room and three offices. The architecture of contrasts has an intimate, warm interior with greenery and architectural elements in wood (structural framework, cladding, ceiling and curtain walls). The district of Orgemont, which has been urbanised since the 1960s, is now undergoing transformation. This programme is part of a larger urban development policy, conducted in partnership with ANRU (the French National Agency for Urban Renewal), for the redevelopment of the district. The aim of the Town Council is to create a facility that not only fulfils its primary role at neighbourhood level, but also acts as an urban landmark, a symbol of the renewal of this whole area. Due to its location — on the edge of an urban park, facing a primary school complex and at the crossroads of a pedestrian mall and a main

road — it was also important that this facility should be easily identifiable from several directions, and that it should have durable, robust façades. Finally, since the building is also largely seen from above from the neighbouring tower blocks, the roof had to act as a fifth façade with polished architectural treatment. Urbanity The project benefits from direct proximity to the pedestrian mall landscaped in 2014 that links a workers’ hostel, a primary school complex, the town hall and the tramway. sb 1/2019


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In the heart of Orgemont, the plot of 3,557 m² was a green space with a play area. The architects had to consider the development of a new public garden (with a street workout area and a new play area) and to incorporate the landscaping component of the future park. With its concrete envelope, the architecture, which is comparable to an origami form, opens very little towards the outside. For safety and security reasons, spaces have been devised that open onto secluded gardens in the middle of the dojo. Like Japanese gardens, they are planted with Mugo pine or maple trees. Architectural concept The architecture offers a balance between the mineral finish of the buildings’ concrete façades and the plants 32

and gardens of the open spaces. The two Japanese gardens introduce nature and serenity into the spaces. Their appearance and colours vary with the seasons. The Zen Garden, or Karesensu, welcomes visitors in the southwest (on the corner of Rue de Strasbourg). The Garden of Contemplation, or Kanshoniwa (the planted central patio of the project), separates the two martial arts practice rooms. Operation Organised on a square plan, the balanced layout of the four sections of the programme is arranged around the patio. The south wing consists of the reception area, the supervision/management offices, a fitness room and the small areas (like the cleaning and maintenance room) necessary for the operation of the building. The sb 1/2019


east and west wings contain the martial arts rooms and their respective locker rooms. The north wing is reserved for building services (boiler room and air handling unit) that operate independently and in direct connection with the outside. The walkthrough translates as a progression to the martial arts rooms, places that are traditionally reserved for meditation within a dojo. Form and construction system Structurally, the spaces are delimited by grey precast concrete walls (with a stained finish) supporting a glued-laminated timber frame (which is exposed on the patio) that echoes traditional Japanese architecture. The zinc roof (carefully designed as a fifth façade) offers sb 1/2019

head­room of between three and five metres, depending on the spaces and their uses: low for small spaces and generous in sports rooms. For the signage, the circulation areas have been punctuated with phrases and keywords using the vocabulary of an architectural walkthrough. They make the path towards the various spaces more playful, thanks to pictograms with minimalist design and Japanese words (together with their French translations). In the district of Orgemont, the facility with its entrance identified by the elevation of the envelope which reinterprets the traditional Japanese temple, has become a landmark.

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Location Kalundborg, Denmark Client/operator Municipality of Kalundborg, supported by The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities LOA (Lokale og Anlægsfonden) and A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine McKinney Møllers Foundation Architects MUTOPIA Frederiksberggade 30, 2 DK-1459 Copenhagen K www.mutopia.dk Design team members Serban Cornea, Kristina Jordt Adsersen, Stefania Addis, Klaus Jeppesen, Nanna Jee Lind Eriksen, Julie Buschardt, Suzan Ibrahim, Karolina Brzozowska, Kristoffer Michelsen, Madara Timrota, Mihael Rotarescu, Marcin Kruk Author MUTOPIA Photos Kalundborg Kommune, LOA (Lokale og Anlægsfonden/ Rune Johansen) Drawings LOA (Lokale og Anlægsfonden) and A.P. Møller Official opening 2017 Construction costs DKR 45 million (EUR 6 million)

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INSPIRING SPORTS THEATRE ‘THE SPIRAL‘ SPORTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE IN KALUNDBORG The 2,600 m² ‚The Spiral‘ house of exercise is designed by MUTOPIA architects to unite self-organised and organised leisure activities, including martial arts, boxing, fencing, gymnastics and dance, into a single synergistic whole. Located at one of the highest elevations in the town of Kalundborg, it supports the town’s ambition to provide a sports and culture powerhouse for both the neighbouring school and the growing local community of sports clubs and enthusiasts. As an alternative to the typical 20 x 40 metre, one-size-fits-all approach to sport, MUTOPIA has developed a new typology allowing many types of uses to co-exist simultaneously within the same building. In this way, the different activities become more visible and mutually inspir­ing, which in turn supports new patterns of shared usage as well as new ways of practising sport. The building, consisting of four different-sized playing areas spiralling upwards on four storey-high steps, enables maximum interaction between the many different users. Each floor

includes functions requiring ‘closed’ space such as club and storage facilities to back up the ‘open’ activities in the sports areas. These are meant to blend together like a natural continuum. The programme organisation allows activities with different noise levels and needs to co-exist side by side, while in the same time enabl­ing easy access to club property and rooms, furniture and shared training equipment. Equipment aimed to support specific activities such as fencing or boxing is integrated smoothly into the floor slabs to ensure usage versatility on each floor. sb 1/2019


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Interconnection by spirals The four green activity areas are interconnected by two interlocking blue-coloured infrastructure spirals providing a variety of ways of circulating. The balcony staircase offers a centrally located quick route wrapped with a series of balconies for ‘hanging out’ and overviewing the sportscape underneath. The peripheral Mountain Path is a shared warm-up area with a shape-changing playful design alternating between irregular steps and undulations to encourage spontaneous exploration and joyful exercise. The stepped interior filled with daylight makes the different activities visible to each other, while providing 360-degree views of the beautiful landscape, town, neighbouring school, harbour and sea. 36

Accessible façade The top of the building is rotated 45 degrees in relation to the ground level, which creates a dynamic interior where each area has a different size and space height, with the upper glass-encased floor providing a perfect setting for calmer activities like yoga, or hangout room for children. The twisting building volume, featuring four double-curved surfaces which regulate the acoustics of the shared open space, has a horizontal wooden slatted façade which turns the building into an acces­ sible topography inscribed in the surrounding undulating landscape. Built-in seating integrated in the east façade facing the school provides plenty of space for al fresco entertainment and events. sb 1/2019


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Location Gümligen, Switzerland Client/operator Foundation Jugendförderung Berner Handball Managing Director Willy Glaus Rohrmattstrasse 8 CH – 3073 Gümligen www.stiftung-jugendfoerderung.ch Architects Sven Stucki Architekten SIA AG Morillonstrasse 11 CH - 3007 Bern www.stucki.net Engineer Ingenta AG, Bern HLKS-engineer Grünig & Partner AG, Liebefeld Bern Electrical engineer Bering AG, Bern Author Willy Glaus, Sven Stucki Photos Alain Rychener, Remo Ubezio Pie charts Bundesamt für Sport BASPO, Fachstelle Sportanlagen Official opening August 2018 Construction costs CHF 17 million (EUR 15 million)

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FOR HANDBALL THE FOUNDATION ITSELF LENDS A HAND MOBILIAR ARENA BALL SPORTS HALL IN GÜMLIGEN The sports and event hall designed by Sven Stucki Architekten AG is privately financed. The ‘Stiftung Jugendförderung Berner Handball’, a foundation encouraging youth handball, procured the funds, bears the risk and is also the operator of the hall with 1,500 seats, 500 standing places, three restaurants, four conference rooms and a fitness room. The hall is primarily used for ball sports such as handball, futsal, volleyball and floorball, but also provides space for other indoor sports and functions as an event hall. “Efficient, atmospheric and affordable” were the client’s requirements. The very limited and precious building land called for new and innovative solutions. On the difficult building ground in the moor with a groundwater level just 1.5 m below the natural terrain, the 25 x 46 m playing court had to be anchored on piles to prevent subsidence and uplift. In all other rooms, the floor level could be positioned above the water table with the aid of ramps and steps, which saved considerable cost. Despite these measures, the hall is fully accessible.

Balanced operating account The dream of having one’s own ball sports hall began in 2011 with the preparation of a feasibility study. Seven years later, the ‘Stiftung Jugendförderung Berner Handball’ built the Mobiliar Arena. With its dual-use concept, the ball sports hall serves both children’s and youth sport (around 80 %) and top-class sport (20 %). It is home to the national handball, futsal and volleyball centre. The earnings from top-class competition guarantee a balanced operating account. Operating expenses amount to CHF 700,000 sb 1/2019


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per year. The main tenant BSV Bern uses around two thirds of capacity; further rental income comes from national sports associations and sports events attracting an audience, which are supplemented by additional income from name sponsoring and the operation of the solar roof.

omitted so as to immediately focus attention on the sporting event. The gently sloping lean-to roof with the triple-span main girder and the articulated diagonal columns with tension bands in the façades as well as the reduced building width to the southwest create an exciting contrast to the plain and elegant interior design.

Outside staircase as a spectator stand The entrance to the hall runs along the Walk of Fame tiled with sponsors’ plaques to the steep outside staircase, which also serves as a spectator stand for the outdoor sports facilities. The striking large canopy with its playfully offset inclined columns emphasises the main entrance, illuminated in the official club colours of the home team on match days.

The consistently grey and anthracite interior lends the hall additional clarity. The rows of seats in a seemingly random red-and-grey arrangement create the illusion of full stands even during junior matches. In the basement, in addition to the six players’ changing rooms, there are sanitary and doping control rooms, storage and materials rooms, a weights room, building services and the link to the neighbouring gymnasium.

A focus on the essential Inside the building, the playing court comes immediately into view. A foyer-like approach zone was deliberately

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Bar for post-match relaxation. On the upper floor there are also conference and office rooms (for press conferences, meetings and training) as well as the office of the home team. Synergy with neighbouring school A photovoltaic system for electricity generation and a solar collector system for hot water serve the ball sports hall as well as the adjacent school complex. In return, the heat output is exploited by the school complex. Thanks to its own energy generation, an optimised building envelope and LED lighting throughout, the hall even exceeds the Minergie requirements. Electronic equipment for international sporting events Two large LED advertising banners each 40 metres long are located on the long sides of the playing court, one of which 40

is permanently installed. The other is mobile and is only placed in front of the first row of seats along the playing court during spectator events. A large LED screen measuring 7 x 3 metres at the south end permits the top-quality display of match information, videos and advertising. The total of 15 television screens located in the Mobiliar Arena are intended for the distribution of information, the screening of TV programmes and in-house advertising. An operating and control room has been created on the upper floor for the operation of all this hard- and software. This is where the infotainment infrastructure in the Mobiliar Arena is managed, i.e. preparation of the ma­ terial before and during the current sports event. Comprehensive cabling permits live TV broadcasts in the hall. The assigned camera locations all have the necessary equipment sockets. sb 1/2019


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Location Le Vaud, Schweiz

TIPI AT THE FOOT OF THE JURA MOUNTAINS COMMUNITY HALL IN LE VAUD

Client/operator Le Vaud municipality Architect LOCALARCHITECTURE Architectes EPFL FAS SIA Côtes-de-Montbenon 6 CH-1003 Lausanne www.localarchitecture.ch Team Giulia Altarelli, Elsa Jejcic Laurent Saurer, Manuel Bieler Antoine Robert-Grandpierre Wood engineer Ratio Bois Sàrl, Ècublens Civil engineer 2M ingéniérie civile SA, Yverdon-les-Bains CVS engineer Weinmann-Energies SA, Èchallens Lighting Etienne Gillabert, Paris Aebischer & Bovigny, Lausanne Geometric engineer Bovard & Nickl SA, Nyon Author LOCALARCHITECTURE Photos Matthieu Gafsou Official opening 2017

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Le Vaud’s community hall is a multipurpose public infrastructure designed by LOCALARCHITECTURE to serve and bring together the entire village community. Hosting sports activities, shows and community events, it supplements existing school facilities while opening up new possibilities for the village and its surrounding communities. The hall’s entrance is sited very appropriately on the road linking the village church to the school entrance. A forecourt of exposed concrete marks the venue’s entrance, a connecting link bordered by the playing field, the church cemetery and the existing school yard. With this base line as its anchor, the building’s transparent structure follows the downward slope of the terrain.

makes the scale of the building ambiguous and abstract. Despite the significant size of the sports facilities it houses, this reduces the building’s impact, creating a sense of scale that is comfortable for schoolchildren. The multipurpose space of the hall itself is integrated in the natural terrain, while its indented roof outline echoes the roof shapes of the existing school buildings.

The building uses the site’s natural slope as the basis for its functional programme. A slab of exposed concrete covers technical facilities such as cloakrooms and plant rooms, forming a large balcony that extends the exterior forecourt. This generous space opens onto the main hall and the view.

The inner and outer geometries are offset: the interior conforms to the highly restrictive, standardised specifications of regulations covering sports facilities, while the freer external form is designed to blend in with its built environment and create a distinctive landmark in the village. The offset geometries are most clearly apparent in the triangular openings that structure the design of the building’s gables. Glazed triangular windows are set within larger-scale wooden triangles, protected by lattice screens which filter the light. By night they reveal the interior of the

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building volume, creating an effect reminiscent of a native American tipi and giving the gable façades a distinctive, intriguing appearance. The north and south façades, by contrast, are fully glazed and transparent, emphasising the building’s hangar-like aspect. The hall is flooded with light. The north façade, with the entrance, is very low and protected by a large overhang – shielding the reception forecourt from the typical weather conditions at the foot of the Jura Mountains. A similar overhang on the south side ensures effective solar protection. Staircase and stage The main staircase and the stage are set into the body of the walls, as if they have been hollowed out. The staircase is set within a triangular recess, which protects and sanctifies it. The stage is set in a recessed rectangular cuboid that accommodates not just the stage itself but all its various related technologies. A triangular window provides its backdrop. These two recessed spaces echo and serve the main space formed by the reception area and the hall itself. A free-standing structure stands like a signal box on the balcony reception area, hosting the building’s sb 1/2019

communication and information functions as well as a bar. Large doors can be attached to the structure to close off a separate meeting/teaching room when required. The building is naturally ventilated by means of transom openings on the north and south façades – sited to align with the prevailing winds in this region. The two gabled façades are the main load-bearing walls, supporting giant wooden beams. The U-shaped ridge beam of the main hall incorporates all the equipment required for sports activities (rings, movable basketball hoops, lighting), which leaves the hall ceiling free of any visible equipment. Between these main beams, secondary structures made of prefabricated acoustic panels support the roof and provide the acoustic solution necessary for sports activities. In material terms, Le Vaud’s new community hall draws inspiration from its local surroundings. The main materials used in its construction are timber from local forests, the standard metal sheeting typically used by farms in the area, and the sandblasted concrete of the existing school – simple materials that are used here to configure sophisticated details and complex forms. 43


SPATIAL ROTATIONAL ELLIPSE SPORTS HALL IN DOLNÍ BŘEŽANY The sports hall adjoins Dolní Břežany primary school which uses the facility for physical education classes. It is open to the public for sports activities and serves as a cultural venue. Well integrated in its surroundings and the public space, its modern look is an attraction and inspiration for the area. The sports surface is 45 × 25 metres, and the grandstand provides seating for 250 spectators. Architecture firm Sporadical based in Prague was responsible for the design. Location Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic Client/operator Municipality of Dolní Břežany Architects Sporadical s.r.o. Václavská 2068/14 CZ-120 00 Prague 2 www.sporadical.cz Design team members Aleš Kubalík, Josef Kocián, Jakub Našinec, Veronika Sávová Author Sporadical Photos Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma BoysPlayNice Official opening 2017 Construction costs EUR 5 million 44

The building is situated on the edge of a builtup area, in the centre of a large development zone. An attractive architectural concept – a spatial rotational ellipsoid form – is a response to both current requirements and an unknown future. The inauguration and operation of the hall can serve as a stimulus and inspiration for the further growth of the municipality, which is why the connection to the surroundings and the public space is as important as the natural link with the primary school. The hall has a rounded, smooth and abstract shape. The dome draws the scale closer to humans and the metallic surface mirrors the surroundings, while the borders of the sky and of the roof remain blurred. The building camouflages its real dimensions and looks smaller than it is in reality. The wide staircase in front of the hall, embedded into the terrain like the building itself, delineates the public space and creates a natural amphitheatre.

Connecting the sports hall and school While the exterior distinguishes the sports hall from the school, the interior blends with it using a combination of white and grey surfaces and solid timber. The interior layout reflects the surroundings. The entrance for the visitors is perpendicular to the road and the car park, the west-facing sliding window with a view of the town provides a connection with the school yard, and the east-facing window is a peep into the future. The hall is integrated into the school by means of a walkway. The heart of the hall is a sports surface of 45 × 25 metres, of 8 to 9 metres in height, vertically divided into three parts using mobile blinds. Each of the thirds fits a volleyball court; the division makes it possible to run three PE classes in parallel. The changing rooms with sanitary facilities are situated on the school side, on the ground floor, and wall bars divide them from the sports area; the plant room and offices are sb 1/2019


on the first floor. On the audience side, there is a grandstand for 250 spectators, located above storage rooms for sports equipment and other facilities. A gangway connecting the two parts of the grandstand overlooks an open vestibule with a snack bar, also an important space. A graphic design studio designed an original signage system for the sports hall, consisting of pictograms and numbers hand-painted directly on the walls made of architectural concrete. Aluminium ridge shingles The construction of the hall combines arched walls made of load-bearing reinforced concrete and a spatial steel latticed roof construction with bent truss frames with a span up to 44 metres. The faรงade is made of ridge shingles made of natural aluminium, and the surface of the roof section with light tubes is covered by a white waterproofing membrane. A number of acoustic measures have been applied in the hall to achieve the necessary reverberation time and good speech clarity. The ceiling and wall parts are lined with acoustic panels; larch cladding has been applied up to the height of 2.5 metres. Heating and cooling are provided by a heat pump, drawing the heat from the subsoil using a system of 24 boreholes 112 metres deep. The financial return of the system has been calculated to eight years. Sports flooring has been placed on a flexible surface base, with underfloor heating installed. Daylight reaches the hall through 68 light tubes with a diameter of 1.2 metres. The artificial lighting system includes a light exposure sensor, allowing automatic regulation of the intensity and lighting consumption depending on the time of the day. LED lighting has been installed in the hall. sb 1/2019

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UPGRADING THE ‘DOME OF OUR OWN’ MODERNIZATION AND MANAGEMENT BRUSH-UP OF THE TACOMA DOME IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON Author Photos

Kim Bedier, Director of Venues & Events for the City of Tacoma, USA City of Tacoma and Tacoma Dome

What is the fate awaiting hundreds of antiquated sports and events venues? Modernization or demolition? Taking the practical example of the Tacoma Dome in the US State of Washington, Kim Bedier, Director of Venues & Events for the City of Tacoma, explains the conditions under which and the budgets with which this forward-looking modernization has been carried out. We love shiny new things, and sports and entertainment venues are no exception. Many new venues have opened recently in North America, with many more under construction. Private investors are putting up millions (and in some cases, billions) of dollars with spectacular results. A variety of delivery mechanisms including public/private partnerships, land swaps, and tax incentives are supporting these projects. But what to do with the hundreds of existing venues, many owned by municipalities or other government or educational entities, that have served their communities and tenants well but are no longer the “new kid on the block”? These venues have aging systems, no modern attributes or efficiencies and cannot meet the service demands of today’s sophisticated consumer. They are often located in secondary 46

or tertiary markets and thus do not appeal to the deep pockets of professional sports team owners. Do we invest in these venues and if so how, or do we just knock them all down in the name of progress? Community driven vision “Tacoma 2025” The City of Tacoma, Washington faced just this question. Decades ago the citizens of Tacoma campaigned heavily for a “Dome of Our Own” and in 1983 the city financed and opened the USD 44 million, 22,500 seat Tacoma Dome arena, to much fanfare and a celebrated concert appearance by David Bowie. Fun fact: the domed roof, one of the largest in the world at the time, was built from wood blown down in the Mt St Helens volcanic eruption which had occurred just down the road a few years before. Managed ever since by the City’s Venues & Events department, ­thousands of events and millions of attendees later sb 1/2019


the dome was showing its advanced age and not wearing it well. While a consultant’s report in 2012 confirmed the long term viability and iconic status of the venue, it also suggested it needed up to USD 140 million in maintenance and upgrades. In 2012 the city did not have USD 140 million. In fact the city was USD 60 million in debt and struggling to provide basic services to its citizens. The arrival of a new city manager, TC Broadnax (now city manager of Dallas, Texas), was the first step on the road to recovery. His program of astute financial management and accountability, coupled with a slow but gradual economic turnaround, resulted in a much improved financial state in just two years. The city got to work on its crumbling streets and public safety issues and was again able to look to the future. In 2014 the city completed a community driven vision for this future, “Tacoma 2025”. As part of this process everyone agreed it was important to invest in key city-owned assets like the Tacoma Dome. All we had to do now was find the money.

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Variety of corporate sponsors While searching for that money, venue staff con­tinued to work creatively to enhance the Tacoma Dome and its services however they could, within the existing operational budget. Several “VIP” service areas were developed in formerly underutilized areas in the venue, through partnerships with the food and beverage provider and a variety of corporate sponsors. The “Garage Fueled by Heritage Distilling Company” bar area and the “Bunker” VIP suite were two such projects that showed return on investment immediately. Patrons were not only looking to be fed and watered at events, they wanted to be able to tweet about it too. Staff contracted with telecoms provider “Mobilitie” to provide and pay for the capital infrastructure to deliver WiFi and Distributed Antenna (DAS) systems at both the Tacoma Dome and the city’s convention center. This multi-million dollar project could not have been accomplished by a cash-strapped city on its own. It has resulted in the ability for, at last measure, over 17,000 simultaneous users at a recent concert to be active on social media. It has also greatly enhanced business services at 47


the convention center, and the agreement is structured to keep up with ever advancing technology. By 2017 the city had regained enough capacity to consider issuing debt in a responsible manner. USD 140 million of bonding was not available, but nearly USD 30 million was. Coupled with some available REET dollars (Real Estate Excise Tax) this became USD 32 million available to refresh the come. To narrow down an extensive list of potential projects, staff focused on el­ ements that would enhance the customer experience and ensure the venue remained competitive in a busy Pacific Northwest marketplace. Most importantly, staff and the community concurred with the 2012 recommendation that the Tacoma Dome should capitalize on its iconic role in the region as a civic arena or gathering space. This meant not trying to be the home of professional sports tenants and also meant not having to add suites or exclusive locker rooms to accommodate the National Hockey League or National Basketball Association. Instead, it meant providing for the best possible customer and client experience front and back of house for concerts, family shows and a myriad of events and celebrations. State of the art individual seats Thus the top priority became arena seating. The upper seating bowl consisted of the original wood and alu­ minium benches which were definitely not meeting the expectations of USD 100+ concert ticket buyers. The lower bowl portable seating was state of the art in 1983. Large pie shape structures maneuvered by industrial forklifts were stored outside in a parking lot when not in use. All this movement and weather had taken its toll and the equipment was rapidly reaching the end of its life – so what better way to immediately improve 48

patron comfort. Irwin Seating was contracted to replace every bench and section with state of the art individual seats. Through the course of replacement the dome retained its status as the region’s largest indoor venue with a total capacity of 22,500. Also on the comfortable and competitive list: restroom upgrades and expansion, artists’ quarters and production areas, sound and lighting, loading docks, security enhancements and an exterior facelift. The artists’ quarters were designed to host traveling show personnel and production staff – our back of house customers – in a well-appointed home away from home. Loading docks, sound and lighting and other operationally focused projects were aimed at greater efficiencies in manpower and energy savings. The exterior work provided improved entrances. Focus on security just makes good sense in these precarious times. Locally reclaimed wood A recurring theme ran through several of the projects by design: wood. As mentioned, the iconic roof is one of the largest wood domes in the world. To connect with this wood aesthetic, the artists’ quarters included locally sourced wood features. The exterior is being “spruced up” through use of a wood composite cladding, designed to reflect the wooded natural location of the venue. In order to maximize the limited funds available, staff – in this case Matt Balk, Operations Manager for Tacoma Venues & Events – took on a major project management role. Due to a hot construction market, original estimates came in well over budget. Matt’s sb 1/2019


solution was to split the projects between multiple smaller contractors, after which he took on the herculean task of coordinating those multiple firms working simultaneously in a compressed construction window (scheduled so the venue had limited downtime). Further to this, the city signed on a new food and beverage provider, Aramark, which was also in working to redesign and reface all the concessions stands in the building – with locally reclaimed wood. The tight construction window did not allow to schedule sneak previews or plan opening celebrations nor was there the ability to allow media to access the dome while construction was ongoing, but the newly refreshed Tacoma Dome was ready to reopen for its busiest November ever starting November 1st, 2018 with a sold out Drake concert. The Dome once again proudly staked its claim to the sports and entertainment dollars of the region. Tacoma catapulted onto a national stage The Drake concert did serve as a quasi “grand opening”. Media and public enthusiasm was high, with all the local TV stations covered the reopening with stories ranging from highlighting the economic impact of dome events leading to an increase in hotel and hospitality revenues, to the excitement of several soldout high-profile concerts that catapulted Tacoma onto a national stage. Media broadcast live from the parking lots and a record 17 photographers covered the Drake sb 1/2019

concert. National publicity followed with stories on the renovations made to the “legendary” Tacoma Dome and extensive coverage of the USD 1.2 million raised at Joe Walsh’s VetsAid. Fan-engagement through social media garnered hundreds of thousands of impressions from viral videos of a jumping audience at a sold out Twenty One Pilots show to Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder joining Fleetwood Mac’s Neil Finn and Mike Campbell to jam in the bathrooms in the fancy new artists’ quarters. Work continues on projects which do not require the venue to be shut down, including sound and lighting enhancements and the exterior work. In fact, the quest to continuously maintain and improve the dome is ongoing. Moving forward to fulfilling the vision of “Tacoma 2025”, it is anticipated that the city will be able to invest several more millions of dollars in continued venue improvements. The dome itself will be positioned to bring in additional revenue to establish and grow a capital reserve. Supported by the city’s financial commitment to its own venue, the 21st century version of a “Dome of Our Own” will be more palatable to corporate partners, sponsors and local and regional investors. The enduring Tacoma Dome is a testament to a municipal government’s ability to demonstrate hard work, creativity and ingenuity. It may not be “shiny and new” but it is “shiny and better”. 49


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LARGEST INDOOR ATHLETICS ARENA IN SOUTHERN EUROPE WITH TEXTILE ROOF AND FAÇADES HUGE SPORTS EVENT IN THE MIRAMAS MÉTROPOLE STADIUM ON 16 AND 17 FEBRUARY 2019 Location Author Photos

Miramas, France SMC2, www.smc2-construction.com Guillaume Guérin for SMC2

Open since October 2018, the “Miramas Métropole” Stadium has already hosted several national and international athletics competitions. Mid-february, the stadium hosted the French Indoor Elite Championships, qualifiers for the European Championships which will take place in early March in Glasgow. Yet another occasion for the stadium to reveal its many qualities. It was SMC2, a French company specialised in the design and construction of sports and leisure facilities, which produced the entire wooden framework as well as the textile cover (roof and façades) of this spectacularly sized indoor athletics complex. With its surface area of 15,000 m², the hall needed 1,200 m³ of wood and 15,000 m² of textile membrane. Its mixed gluelam and galvanised steel lattice-work roof frame, 3-dimensional and with a span of 80 metres, was designed in cooperation with the Chabanne et Rill firm of architects and the consultancy Valéry Calvi. The implemented BIM-method (Building Information Modeling) has enabled a 3D modelling of all the buildings elements. 50

Top level facilities for athletes and spectators With its shell made of transparent membranes, the Miramas indoor athletics arena is a bright and elegant setting where an athlete’s comfort is the main feature. “The first thing that we took into consideration is that athletes usually practice their sport outside. The architectural challenge was therefore to allow them to practice their sport protected, while feeling as if they were outside” explained Nicolas Chabanne, the architect in charge of the project. The double membrane covering the competition arena, unlike other systems, allows a controlled sun factor sb 1/2019


through, a uniform light without any dazzle, and lighting without any shadows. It also allows natural light to pass through while filtering out bad weather and UV rays, and also offers excellent acoustic and thermal qualities. Additionally the hall offers another highlight at night, when the arena is lit up and it looks like a bright shining lantern from the outside. As a project supported by the French Athletics Federation, the “Miramas Métropole” Stadium is the daily training thea­ tre for both professional athletes and school pupils as well as a place dedicated to sports research. It can host between 5,500 and 7,500 spectators, depending on its configuration. Approved for high-level international competitions, it includes a circular 250 m track with one of the most high-performance sports surfaces in the world, a second 60 m track, a pole-vault pit and a long-jump pit with triple jump and high jump, a mobile shot-put throwing circle, and also a running track for warm-up located right under the grandstands. sb 1/2019

An eco-responsible building The use of materials such as wood and the 100 % recy­ clable textile membrane is a truly eco-responsible alternative for the conception and construction of sports facilities. By storing CO2, the wood has undeniable ecological qualities to help fighting global warming. Thus, for the Miramas project approximately 1,200 tons of CO2 were absorbed by the wood used. With the Miramas Stadium the region can now enjoy an elegant, modern stadium that is ready to welcome toplevel athletes and is there to serve good sporting ambitions. Nicolas Robin, CEO of SMC2 applauds this: “We wanted the stadium to illustrate the challenge which athletes display when they put on their spikes. Always do better, always look further.“

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TOP-LEVEL SUBSTRUCTURE TEMPORARY SPORTS FLOOR SUBSTRUCTURE FOR THE HANDBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Locations Copenhagen, Denmark / Cologne, Germany Author Marius Löhr Photos Holz-Speckmann GmbH & Co KG, Weststr. 15, DE-33790 Halle/Westf., www.holz-speckmann.com, www.speed-lock.com

The Royal Arena in Copenhagen is a multifunctional arena for sports, culture and entertainment events. Its excellent location, thoughtful design and high capacity make the arena one of Copenhagen’s top venues. As one of the venues for the 2019 Men’s Handball World Championship in Denmark and Germany, the Royal Arena was chosen to host group D games in the preliminary round on five days as well as the President’s Cup games. The multi-functional arena in Denmark’s capital boasts 35,000 m² of floor space and 13,000 seats. The architects prioritised creating an arena that would encourage the positive interaction and values that make a neighbourhood enjoyable. 52

Area-elastic sports floor substructure Holz-Speckmann GmbH & Co. KG from Halle (Westphalia), Germany, supplied its proven area-elastic Speed-Lock Basic Design sports floor substructure for the field of play. The advantages of the Speed-Lock systems have been well-known around the world for many years. The 36 mm thick modules consist of an 18 mm thick plywood load distribution board that is permanently joined to an elastic layer of special laminated compo­site sb 1/2019


foam. A patented aluminium interlocking system permits robust, quick and easy installation.

subfloor is suitable for play even without an additional PVC top layer.

Maple ship’s deck design The surface makes the substructure unique. In a special printing process, a maple ship’s deck design is applied directly to the surface. In combination with a factory-applied coating system developed by Holz-Speckmann, the

Not only the Royal Arena, but also the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany – another host city of the 2019 Men’s Handball World Championship – benefited from the system’s positive features. In Cologne, the Speed-Lock Basic Design has also been used for the EHF FINAL4 events for many years.

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TRAINING AND COMPETITION UNITED UNDER ONE ROOF A NEW ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS TRAINING CENTER IN NOVOSIBIRSK In a unique combination, the Yevgeni Podgorny Gymnastics Centre in Novosibirsk has created ideal conditions for both training and competition on an area of around 3,800 m². The needs of artistic gymnasts in training differ from those in competition, which was ­addressed specifically in the design of the hall. There are separate training areas at both ends of the hall. In the centre of the hall, a set of apparatus is available to users for the staging of competitions.

Location Novosibirsk, Russia Author SPIETH Gymnastics GmbH In den Weiden 13 DE-73776 Altbach info@spieth-gymnastics.com www.spieth-gymnastics.com Photos BERLIN24.RU, Mikhail Mikhailov Official opening December 2018

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Training areas A lot of training work is required before gymnastics athletes can achieve top performance in competition. For this purpose, a separate training area for women with an area of about 780 m² has been installed on one side of the arena and a training area for men with an area of about 860 m² on the other. In training it is important to ensure that difficult elements can be learned with as little risk as possible. For this purpose, competition apparatus has been installed alongside landing pits to ensure safe landings and to prevent falls. In addition, the apparatus is equipped with special trainer platforms, so that it is possible for the trainers to provide assistance. In

addition to the competition apparatus, there is a multitude of methodical apparatus in these areas. The various items of apparatus are also available several times, so that the training groups can train efficiently at the respective apparatus. In order to create a uniform height level for all apparatus in the arena, the training areas have been raised to the same level as the competition area. Competition area A 1,815 m² area for gymnastics competitions has been installed. In top-level gymnastics competitions, the gymnastics apparatus is regu­larly erected on 80 cm high platforms sb 1/2019


above the hall floor. So that athletes can prepare in the arena under the same conditions and so that competitions can be held directly in the arena, all the apparatus has also been installed on a platform. The competition area for women and men is positioned centrally in the arena so that spectators enjoy a good view of athletes’ performances from the stands. There is room for 500 spectators in the arena. Best conditions pave the way to Tokyo All installed SPIETH competition apparatus and mats meet the high standards of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and are FIG-certified. This will enable the Russian national gymnastics team, among others, to prepare for the upcoming highlights in the competition calendar in the best possible way. For example, the European Championships in Szczecin (Poland) and the World Championships in Stuttgart (Germany) are scheduled for 2019. Both events will be held on SPIETH apparatus and also count towards qualification for the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. sb 1/2019

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ADVERTORIAL

Downhill

Alp-Chalet

Curling

Ice track

Ice rink Unit to let Terrace

NEW WINTER WONDERLAND DOWNHILL FUN TRACK AT SANKT GALLEN’S ‘ICE MAGIC’ Location Client / Operator Ice surface area Author Photos Contact

St. Gallen, Switzerland Radio Ostschweiz AG, Bionstrasse 4, CH-9001 St.Gallen, www.eiszauber.ch 2,200 m² Peter Gallin Radio FM1 today / St. Galler Tagblatt / Loris Merola / Instagram: dronehereo Ice-World Ice-Business GmbH, Schopperplatz 3, DE-93059 Regensburg, www.iceworld-icebusiness.de

Ice skating can be much more than endless circuits on a level ice rink. From 29 November 2018 to 27 January 2019, Sankt Gallen’s “Ice Magic” converted its Kreuzbleiche area into a winter wonderland with ice skating tracks, ice rinks and refreshment stands. Urs Brülisauer, Events Director of the Swiss radio broadcaster FM1, wanted more than just an ice rink when planning Sankt Gallen’s Ice Magic. In cooperation with ice rink expert Peter Kübli of Sportprojekt.ch and Ice-World Ice-Business with its aluminium ice rink equipment, a mixture of fairy-tale, action, adventure and atmosphere was created in the 2018/2019 winter season. With a total ice surface area of 2,200 m², Sankt Gallen’s Ice Magic provided a combination of ice surfaces for ice skating, curling and, for extra excitement, a downhill fun track. The fun track, 3 metres wide and 500 metres long, consisted of two loops and was designed as a downhill track, i.e. it had a roughly 56

4 metre difference in height. This injected extra excitement into ice skating. For ice skaters there was an additional 20 x 25 metre ice rink for ice skating and an 8 x 25 metre curling sheet for match excitement. Alongside was the Alp Chalet restaurant in this winter wonderland setting. Sankt Gallen’s Ice Magic was staged by the events team of radio broadcaster FM1. “We’re delighted to bring Ice Magic, a totally new attraction mainly targeted at families, to Sankt Gallen,” says FM1 Managing Director André Moesch. “It’s an opportunity for us to give something back to the region that has made our radio station successful.“

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IMPROVING ACOUSTICS, MINIMISING INJURIES LIGNO ACOUSTIC PANELS NOW ALSO AVAILABLE IN A SPORT VERSION Author Photos

Lignotrend Produktions GmbH, Landstraße 25, DE-79809 Weilheim-Bannholz, info@lignotrend.com, www.lignotrend.com Lignotrend, Weilheim-Bannholz / Photographer: Herlet, Cologne

With Ligno Acoustic Sport, Lignotrend has improved its genuine timber acoustic panels specifically for the use on surface-elastic impact walls in sports halls. The cladding system’s newly designed re­silient substructure ­facilitates the necessary force absorption, while new details in its surfacing further minimise the risk of injury for athletes. Like all Lignotrend products, Ligno Acoustic Sport panels come from PEFC-certified production and meet the particularly ambitioned green building requirements of “nature­ plus” concerning health, building biology and sustainability. Until now, Ligno Acoustic light has been the product of choice for the construction of impact walls. Ligno Acoustic Sport – a specialised version of Ligno Acoustic light – takes the sting out of the three most important tasks in the construction of sports halls in one go: the risk of injury for the athletes due to impact on the walls, the strain on spectators exposed to loud reverberating noise, and the fire prevention requirement of low flammability. With genuine timber panels, naturally grown wood can also be used as the preferred ecological and low-emission material for impact wall applications. The element surfaces made of timber strips and cross laminated wood layers equipped with a wood fibre absorber meet all the requirements for acoustic per­ formance, the necessary durability and design quality. Ligno Acoustic Sport: What‘s new? For the construction of a surface-elastic impact wall in accordance with DIN 18 032, the elements are installed on a 58

substructure which is part of the new system. Lignotrend has optimised its proven impact wall principle: Ligno Acoustic Sport achieves a balance between surface variety, ball impact resistance, force absorption and durability. The new resilient substructure provides the necessary force absorption. Most importantly, the modified element geometry ­enhances ball impact resistance, while bevelled edges and carefully chosen wood species prevent the splintering of the acoustic profiles and minimise the risk of injury. Plain spruce, beech and oak have proven to be the most robust types of wood for the panel surfaces – all in knotless quality. For use in halls hosting spectator events, the elements can be equipped with flame-retardant timber sur­ faces and thus also meet the legal requirements for assembly areas. Substructures are available in timber and, as a new addition to meet non-combustibility requirements, also alternatively in metal. For this purpose, Lignotrend provides planners with the necessary laboratory-tested construction details.

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PROFESSIONALS & PROFILES

PROPLAY® PROLONGS SAFETY

GREEN TURF TECHNOLOGY

Early adopters of the ProPlay® shock absorbing layer are currently reaping the benefits. A growing number of installations are proving that the lifespan meets expectations, thereby en­ abling clubs and stadium owners to offer a safe and durable surface over a longer period of time and achieve significant savings when renewing their synthetic turf surfaces. Engineered systems like synthetic turf fields enable field owners to control the quality and safety of their fields. However, they often fail to recognise the importance of a shockpad. ‘I have had clients and architects in the past considering various pads to reduce the Gmax results of their field,’ Craig Shonk of Midwest Synthetic Turf says. ‘The price of adding a pad was just simply out of their budget. As an alternative, they requested a taller pile height turf, which allowed for more rubber to be added to the infill system. That helped lower the Gmax but it also makes the field so soft underfoot that you increase the fatigue in your lower body. The experience is similar to running on dry sand on a beach vs running on wet sand.’ Shonk has become a strong advocate of using shockpads. ‘A pad gives you the reduction in Gmax results but maintains a firm and fast surface underfoot because of the higher sand content in the sand/rubber infill mix. Putting a pad under the turf is always the best option, if you can afford it.’

In 2016 the International Hockey Federation announced its partnership with SportGroup’s leading brand, Polytan, as a World Cup and Olympic Partner and supplier of hockey fields for the 2018 and 2022 Hockey World Cups as well as the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Tokyo has set itself the goal of organising the first ever carbon-neutral Olympic Games in 2020 by using green technologies. Polytan, a l­eading supplier of world class hockey fields and Global Partner of the FIH, is making an important contribution by devel­oping the sustainable hockey turf Poligras Tokyo GT (Green Technology): 60% of the filaments are based on Braskem’s renewable „I’m greenTM“ polyethylene technology. Polytan uses bio-based polyethylene to add a sustainable dimension to the outstanding playing properties of its tried-and-tested polyethylene monofilament fibres.

‘ProPlay® shock and drainage pads are produced from foam products that, for one or another reason, ended up not being used,’ Jens Ulb, Sales Director of Schmitz Foam Products ex­ plains. ‘These products already passed the quality tests at their respective producers and provide us with the perfect raw material to enable us to produce a superior shock-absorbing panel.’ As a result, the company’s CO2 footprint is limited. ‘Best of all is that we prevent quality products that were not used for their intended purpose from ending up in the waste stream.’ Schmitz Foam Products B.V. www.schmitzfoam.com sb 1/2019

An elastic base layer ensures optimum absorption and is an important part of the entire hockey turf system. The Polytan PolyBase GT elastic layer, which has also been newly devel­ oped, gives the hockey turf an even better environmental balance. A binder that can score highly thanks to its reduced CO2 emissions is used for the long-term elastic binding of the granules. “FIH is delighted that this new turf technology will support Tokyo’s carbon-neutral vision and make a positive contribution to the Games. FIH has a strategic priority to improve hockey’s environmental footprint, which is why partnerships with progressive companies such as Polytan are crucial. FIH firmly believes that hockey can contribute to a more sustainable environment by making use of all the technological possibilities modern turf offers,“ FIH CEO Thierry Weil stated. Polytan GmbH www.polytan.com 59


PROFESSIONALS & PROFILES

SPORTING EXCELLENCE

ATHLETICS HALL USING 100 % PUR

Bryanston School in Dorset, England, has a proud tradition of sporting excellence. For the past two years sports flooring specialist TVS has been helping to further its aspirations by handling the renovation of all its indoor sports facilities. As well as further improving long-term athletic performance, the new facilities had to demonstrate quality, durability and safety.

The Civic Sports Hall in the Hungarian town of Dorog has provided a base for competitions and popular sports since 1985. Whether training or competition, the sports hall must offer optimal conditions for all commonly practised sports.

Each flooring solution, individually tailored to the planned use and available space, had to be installed to the highest standards, showcasing the range of specialist systems TVS was able to offer in-house. To date the work has included: • • •

2 x 4 court halls using SPORTEC Standard as the shock-absorbing underlay with a TVS PU top surface. 2 x large free weights areas using SPORTEC Style Tiles. The creation of a 40 m, 3-lane indoor sprint track using SPORTEC Team Cup underlay with a polyurethane and broadcasted EPDM granule top surface.

TVS offered a full project management service, supplying, quality-checking and installing a variety of materials with dramatically different characteristics. It also provided the full design and addition of custom line marking and made the system suitable to accommodate a range of underfloor technology to suit the elite sports programme at Bryanston. The TVS Group specialises in creating physically active areas of all sizes for a wide variety of uses. Solutions can include elite or recreational level sports flooring to suit all requirements and budgets.

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In October 2018 the floor was renewed using the specialist indoor system CONIPUR HG FULL PUR by CONICA in co­ operation with the Hungarian company Echo Sport, through which 1,065 m² of this point-elastic indoor surface was installed. The new floor looks vibrant and fresh in a beautiful shade of May Green. But it isn’t just the colour that makes the new floor of the sports hall something special, as the point-elastic floor system works like a shock absorber by absorbing impact forces immediately, reducing the risk of injury as well as stress on the joints. The CONIPUR HG FULL PUR system is made of 100 % pure PUR (polyurethane). The on-site installation of the liquid elastic layer makes the system 100 % seamless and thus reduces the risk of tripping. The flooring satisfies the highest emission and fire classifications and its quality is proven by test reports conforming to AgBB, EN 14904 and EN 13501-1. Further positive features such as time savings due to faster installation, simpler handling across the board and controlled quality make “HG FULL PUR“ an innovative, high-quality product – typically CONICA. CONICA would like to thank the sports hall management team in Dorog for this opportunity and Echo Sport for the professional installation carried out. CONICA AG www.conica.com sb 1/2019


USAIN BOLT MAINTAINS PARTNERSHIP

ASB MULTISPORTS FLOOR

The Bad Berleburg sports flooring manufacturers BSW have extended their advertising deal with Usain Bolt for the third time. For five more years, the company will be advertising its Regupol sports floorings with Jamaica’s athletics superstar.

ASB GlassFloor looks back at a year full of highlights: next to the international launch event of the 3X3-UNITES Basketball federation and an entirely new glass art installation at ORGATEC, the collaboration with the University of Oxford was one of the most spectacular highlights of 2018. The University of Oxford is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. Its brand-new indoor sports centre now features the innovative MultiSports glass flooring system by ASB GlassFloor.

For BSW, this partnership is almost an affair of the heart – and no wonder. At the 2009 World Athletics Championships, Usain Bolt demonstrated his exceptional ability in setting his world records on the blue Regupol tartan track at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Only a year later, he and his sprint colleagues from the Racers Track Club were training on the very same surface, delivered and installed by BSW on the campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Kingston, Jamaica. In the words of BSW export manager Peter Breuer, it was a genuine boost for Jamaican athletics as a whole and a development the company is still extremely proud of. “The track has now been in use for nine years and is still very popu­lar with the sprint stars, as it’s extremely durable and there’s no variation in its physical properties. It always feels the same for the athletes and this is very important,” Breuer continues. Under the auspices of legendary coach Glen Mills, the entire Racers Track Club trains on Regupol. Since the advertising partnership began, the company has installed a number of synthetic running tracks on the Caribbean island and this year will see the seventh track completed; this time on the campus of Jamaica College. More Regupol tracks can be found at the National Stadium, the adjacent Stadium East and the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education, where Jamaica’s athletics coaches learn their trade and acquire their qualifications.

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Less than 100 kilometres outside of London lies the University of Oxford, the oldest English-speaking university in the world which was founded in the 12th century. Over the centuries, the institution has established a reputation that is second to none and attracts students from all over the world. Named after Oxford graduate and Olympic medal winner Acer Nethercott, the state-of-the-art sports centre is part of a major redesign of the University’s sports facilities, which are located on the historic Iffley Road. The new building will be connected to the Rosenblatt swimming pool and includes a 700 m² sports hall, a multipurpose activity room, changing rooms, a reception and a café. The teachers, students and athletes can change the sport at the touch of a button: from volleyball to football, from basketball to badminton to handball and vice versa. The sports hall is mainly used by the Oxford University students, but can also be rented for special occasions.

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COMPANY INDEX FOLLOWING SERVICES AQUATIC CONSTRUCTION

INDOOR SPORTS FLOORINGS

Agrob Buchtal................. 64 Anti Wave....................... 64 Benz............................... 64 Berndorf..........................65 Ice-World Ice-Business.... 67 Kernig............................. 67 Pellikaan......................... 68 Sika.................................70 Zeller...............................71

ASB................................ 64 ASPG.............................. 64 BSW................................65 Conica.............................65 Gerflor............................ 66 Hamberger..................... 66 Herculan......................... 66 Holz-Speckmann............. 67 ISP.................................. 67 KRAIBURG...................... 67 Labosport....................... 68 Polytan........................... 69 Porplastic........................ 69 Sekisui Alveo....................70 Sika.................................70 Stargum...........................70 Trofil................................70 Weinberger......................71

AQUATIC EQUIPMENT Anti Wave....................... 64 Benz............................... 64 Eurotramp....................... 66 Ice-World Ice-Business.... 67 Pellikaan......................... 68 Sika.................................70 Zeller...............................71

IRRIGATION SYSTEMS heiler.............................. 66 INTERGREEN................... 66 Kutter............................. 67 PERROT........................... 68

MULTI-SPORT COURTS AKT................................ 64 ASB................................ 64 DSGN concepts................65 Eiden & Wagner...............65 Herculan......................... 66 Kutter............................. 67 LNDSKT.......................... 68 Melos............................. 68 Playparc.......................... 69 Sekisui Alveo....................70 Signgrass.........................70 SMC2..............................70 Stargum...........................70 Trenomat.........................70

SPORTS HALL DIVIDERS POOL CONSTRUCTION, CERAMICS Agrob Buchtal................. 64

POOL CONSTRUCTION, STAINLESS STEEL Berndorf..........................65 Zeller...............................71

INDOOR EQUIPMENT Anti Wave....................... 64 AKT................................ 64 ASPG.............................. 64 Benz............................... 64 BFGW..............................65 CCSC...............................65 Eiden & Wagner...............65 Eurotramp....................... 66 Gütegem. Sportgeräte.... 66 INTERGREEN................... 66 Playparc.......................... 69 Spieth..............................70 STRABAG.........................70 Trenomat.........................70 Universal Sport................71 Weinberger......................71

AKT................................ 64 Trenomat.........................70 Waagner biro...................71

ICE SPORTS EQUIPMENT AST................................ 64 ENGO............................. 66 GfKK.............................. 66 Ice-World Ice-Business.... 67 Universal Sport................71 Züko................................71

ICE SPORTS REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS AST................................ 64 ENGO............................. 66 GfKK.............................. 66 Ice-World Ice-Business.... 67 Novoter.......................... 68 Züko................................71

AST................................ 64 BSW................................65 Conica.............................65 Geo3.............................. 66 Hamberger..................... 66 Herculan......................... 66 Ice-World Ice-Business.... 67 Kutter............................. 67 KRAIBURG...................... 67 Labarre........................... 67 Labosport....................... 68 Melos............................. 68 Polytan........................... 69 Porplastic........................ 69 Schmitz Foam................. 69 Sekisui Alveo....................70 Signgrass.........................70 Sika.................................70 Stargum...........................70 Trofil................................70 Weinberger......................71

ICE RESURFACERS ENGO............................. 66 WM GmbH......................71 Züko................................71

DRAINAGE SYSTEMS ACO............................... 64 ANRIN............................ 64 Hauraton........................ 66 Labarre........................... 67 62

OUTDOOR SPORTS FLOORINGS

PERIMETER BOARDS, NETTINGS

SPORTS GROUND CONSTRUCTION ACO............................... 64 ANRIN............................ 64 CCSC...............................65 Conica.............................65 EuroSportsTurf................ 66 Hauraton........................ 66 heiler.............................. 66 INTERGREEN................... 66 ISP.................................. 67 Labarre........................... 67 Kernig............................. 67 Kutter............................. 67 LNDSKT.......................... 68 Melos............................. 68 Novoter.......................... 68 Polytan........................... 69 Porplastic........................ 69 Schmitz Foam................. 69 Sekisui Alveo....................70 Signgrass.........................70 SMC2..............................70 SMG................................70 STRABAG.........................70 Weinberger......................71

SPORTS GROUND EQUIPMENT ACO............................... 64 ANRIN............................ 64 Anti Wave....................... 64 Benz............................... 64 BSW................................65 CCSC...............................65 Eiden & Wagner...............65 Eurotramp....................... 66 Gütegem. Sportgeräte.... 66 INTERGREEN................... 66 Kutter............................. 67 Labarre........................... 67 Novoter.......................... 68 Playparc.......................... 69 Polytan........................... 69 Porplastic........................ 69 Signgrass.........................70 SMG................................70 Spieth..............................70 STRABAG.........................70 Universal Sport................71

AKT................................ 64 AST................................ 64 ENGO............................. 66 Kutter............................. 67 Trenomat.........................70 Universal Sport................71

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TURF, ARTIFICIAL Geo3.............................. 66 heiler.............................. 66 Kutter............................. 67 Labosport....................... 68 Polytan........................... 69 Porplastic........................ 69 Schmitz Foam................. 69 Sekisui Alveo....................70 Signgrass.........................70 Stargum...........................70 STRABAG.........................70 Trofil................................70

TURF, HYBRID EuroSportsTurf................ 66 heiler.............................. 66

CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

MOBILE FLOORINGS, COVER SYSTEMS

TESTING, QUALITY ASSURANCE

AST................................ 64 heiler.............................. 66 INTERGREEN................... 66 Kutter............................. 67 Labarre........................... 67 Novoter.......................... 68 Polytan........................... 69 Porplastic........................ 69 SMG................................70 STRABAG.........................70 Trofil................................70

AKT................................ 64 ASB................................ 64 ASPG.............................. 64 AST................................ 64 BSW................................65 ENGO............................. 66 Gerflor............................ 66 Hamberger..................... 66 Holz-Speckmann............. 67 Ice-World Ice-Business.... 67 Spieth..............................70 Trenomat.........................70 Trofil................................70 Universal Sport................71

BFGW..............................65 DSGN concepts................65 Gütegem. Sportgeräte.... 66 ISP.................................. 67 Labosport....................... 68 Trenomat.........................70

DISPLAY AND SIGNAGE SYSTEMS ENGO............................. 66 Signgrass.........................70

TURF, NATURAL Geo3.............................. 66 heiler.............................. 66 Kutter............................. 67 INTERGREEN................... 66 Novoter.......................... 68 Signgrass.........................70 STRABAG.........................70

SKATE AND BIKE PARKS DSGN concepts................65 LNDSKT.......................... 68

CEILINGS, WINDOWS, WALLS CCSC...............................65 ISP.................................. 67 Neptunus........................ 68

ELASTIC LAYERS, PROTECTING SURFACES BSW................................65 Holz-Speckmann............. 67 KRAIBURG...................... 67 Melos............................. 68 Polytan........................... 69 Porplastic........................ 69 Schmitz Foam................. 69 Sekisui Alveo....................70 Spieth..............................70 Stargum...........................70 Trofil................................70

ROOFING SYSTEMS, FIXED AND RETRACTABLE

Neptunus........................ 68 Nüssli.............................. 68 Pellikaan......................... 68

Neptunus........................ 68 SMC2..............................70 Waagner biro...................71

DESIGN

SANITARY, HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, ENERGY RECOVERY GfKK.............................. 66 Kernig............................. 67 Novoter.......................... 68

FACADES AND BUILDING ENVELOPES

Benz............................... 64 INTERGREEN................... 66

CCSC...............................65 ISP.................................. 67 Neptunus........................ 68

STANDS, SEATING

LIGHTING SYSTEMS

Benz............................... 64 eccos pro.........................65 Neptunus........................ 68 Spieth..............................70 Universal Sport................71 Züko................................71

heiler.............................. 66 INTERGREEN................... 66 Kutter............................. 67 Siteco............................. 68 STRABAG.........................70 Thorn Lighting.................70

eccos pro.........................65 TAC.................................70

TURNKEY CONSTRUCTION

SECURITY SYSTEMS, FENCING

CHANGING ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT

TICKETING, ACCESS SYSTEMS

Brinkmann + Deppen.......65 Calles – De Brabant..........65 DSGN concepts................65 Geo3.............................. 66 Ice-World Ice-Business.... 67 Kernig............................. 67 LNDSKT.......................... 68 M3 Architectes............... 68 Novoter.......................... 68 Pellikaan......................... 68 Pätzold + Snowadsky...... 68 Playparc.......................... 69 RAUMKUNST.................. 69 Spieth..............................70 STRABAG.........................70

Brinkmann + Deppen.......65 ENGO............................. 66 INTERGREEN................... 66 Nüssli.............................. 68 Pätzold + Snowadsky...... 68 Trenomat.........................70 Waagner biro...................71 Weinberger......................71

TEMPORARY / MODULAR CONSTRUCTIONS Neptunus........................ 68 SMC2..............................70

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ACO Severin Ahlmann GmbH & Co. KG Postfach 320 24755 Rendsburg, Germany Phone +49(0)4331 354600 info@aco-online.de www.aco.com

ACO SPORT® includes drainage systems and components for sport, play and leisure facilities. They ensure that water is rapidly drained so that the sporting facilities can be used throughout the year safely and securely.

AGROB BUCHTAL Deutsche Steinzeug Keramik GmbH Buchtal 1 92521 Schwarzenfeld, Germany Phone +49(0)9435 3910 agrob-buchtal@deutsche-steinzeug.de www.agrob-buchtal.de

Deutsche Steinzeug Group is focused on its core competences in the business field of ceramic covering materials (wall and floor tiles, swimming baths and facades). Their products, which are predominantly manufactured at locations in Germany, make them distinct from their competitors. They have a comprehensive range as well as a depth of expertise in various project areas together with a targeted consultancy service.

ANRIN GmbH Siemensstraße 1 59609 Anröchte, Germany Phone +49(0)2947 97810 info@anrin.com www.anrin.com

ANRIN – a company from Germany, addresses the subject of drainage techniques innovatively and competently. Millions of manufactured and laid ANRIN drainage channels bear testimony of the experience on which specifi ers, dealers and contractors can rely. Repeatedly new, creative developments and improvements to the channel systems and gratings as well as in the interlocking and jointing techniques underscore the company‘s know-how in drainage technology.

Anti Wave International Pty Ltd 65 12th Ave, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 4067 Phone +61 4 12 172 636 anti@anti.to www.anti.to

Anti Wave is dedicated to the design, innovation and production of the world’s finest performance swimming, water polo, leisure, pool deck and pool programming equipment. Anti Wave swimming racing lanes were first patented in 1975 and used in the World Swimming Championship in the same year. Since then Anti Wave products have continued to set the standard around the world for product quality and design and innovation. The Anti Wave MAXI Racing lane has been installed in most top aquatic centres around the world including FINA World Cup and Olympic Games.

Arbeitskreis Trennvorhänge e.V Ladestrasse 25 42327 Wuppertal, Germany Phone +49(0)205889950 info@arbeitskreis-trennvorhaenge.de www.arbeitskreis-trennvorhaenge.de

AKT Arbeitskreis Trennvorhänge e.V. is a German federation in existence since 1971 that is open to all domestic and foreign manufacturers of partition curtains. The precondition for membership is recognition and implementation of the standards for partition curtains set by AKT for quality, safety/security and sound absorption conforming to DIN 18032/4. As an impartial contact for clients and operators, AKT regularly and swiftly publishes for clients and operators tendering documents that comply not only with the specifications of DIN 18032/4 but also the latest state of the art in partition curtains.

ASB GlassFloor Systembau Horst Babinsky GmbH Fabrikstraße 14 83371 Stein, Germany Phone +49(0)8621 987410 info@asbglassfloor.com www.asbglassfloor.com

ASB is renowned for its ongoing global successful supply and install of high quality squash courts, also available in glass. The ASB GlassFloor is the next big thing to come from ASB. This floor offers the unique ability of individual marking lines for every sport via LED marking lines, full screen advertising and is available in any color. The ASB GlassFloor is a high performance sports floor with a life expectancy of 70 years, a truly revolutionary and elegant floor for event and multi purpose sport halls.

ASPG Germany GmbH Fährstraße 36 40221 Düsseldorf, Germany Phone +49(0)211 30329720 info@D-aspg.de www.D-aspg.de

Artificial turf, indoor sports floorings, mobile floorings, cover systems

AST Eissport und Solaranlagenbau GmbH Lechhalde 1 1/2 87629 Füssen, Germany Phone +49(0)8362 909190 hannes.schretter@ast.at www.ast.at

AST Eissport und Solaranlagenbau GmbH is a company of the group “Elektrizitätswerke Reutte AG” (Electric company) with headquarters in Reutte/Tyrol and since 1986 supplies communities, cities, event organizations, public swimming pools as well as customers from various other branches with solar units and ice rinks.

Gotthilf Benz Turngerätefabrik GmbH+Co KG Postfach 220 71350 Winnenden, Germany Phone +49(0)7195 69050 info@benz-sport.de www.benz-sport.de

BENZ manufactures high-quality sports equipment in Winnenden, Swabia, and backs up these innovative products with an outstanding selection of aftermarket items. The company’s philosophy, which is also the aspiration of its employees, is “Quality is our discipline”. Putting this into practice in its daily work and all coming projects is a challenge that BENZ is happy to accept. sb 1/2019


Berndorf Bäderbau has been a leading manufacturer of stainless steel swimming pools since 1960. Berndorf Bäderbau has built over 6.500 swimming pools throughout Europe in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Thanks to its outstanding technical and optical characteristics, stainless steel is the ideal material for constructing commercial and municipal swimming pools. More and more private customers and hotel owners have become aware of the benefits of stainless steel pools in recent years.

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BERNDORF Metall- und Bäderbau GmbH Leobersdorfer Strasse 26 2560 Berndorf, Austria Phone +43(0)2672 836400 office@berndorf-baederbau.com www.berndorf-baederbau.com

BFGW Bundesfachgruppe Wartung – Sicherheit für Sport- und Spielgeräte e.V. Waldstraße 9 Since its founding in 1984, the BFGW has been an association devoted entirely to safety in 51145 Köln, Germany the operation of sports, play and leisure facilities. Its work is based on the specifications of the Phone +49(0)2203 301001 relevant DIN/EN standards, the guidelines of the GUV accident insurance institutions, and the info@bfgw.de German Equipment and Product Safety Act (GPSG). www.bfgw.de Since 1991, Brinkmann + Deppen, an engineering office for sports and outdoor facilities in Sassenberg, has been a byword for top-level expertise in all areas of sports facility and stadium construction, building construction, and the design of parks and open spaces. We are the ideal contact throughout Germany and across Europe for design and project management in the fields of sports facility and stadium construction, parks and open spaces, building construction and expert opinions.

Brinkmann + Deppen Architekten / Landschaftsarchitekten Lappenbrink 35 48336 Sassenberg, Germany Phone +49(0)2583 2172 info@brinkmann-deppen.de www.brinkmann-deppen.de

BSW is one of the leading suppliers of products made of polyurethane-bound rubber granulate. Using their material Regupol®, BSW produces numerous elastic, protective and absorbing products for a variety of applications. The BSW product range focuses on the production of elastic sports floorings, insulation products and foams. BSW produces the world famous judo mats, BSW Tatami, other sports mats and customised moulded parts in compound foams.

BSW Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk GmbH Am Hilgenacker 24 57301 Bad Berleburg, Germany Phone +49(0)2751 8030 info@berleburger.com www.berleburger.com

Calles De Brabant delivers the quality and service that you expect. Customers’ changing requirements have stimulated the company’s on-going development. By working together with Calles De Brabant, you benefit from the industry’s latest services, technologies and breakthroughs.

Calles - De Brabant Landschaftsarchitekten Friedhofsweg 21 50259 Pulheim-Brauweiler, Germany Phone +49(0)2234 433220 mail@cdeb.de www.cdeb.de

Chongqing Geckoking Sports Science and Technology Co., Ltd., is a holding subsidiary of Chongqing China Sports Construction and Engineering Co., Ltd. (CCSC). It is a professional enterprise, dealing with the manufacturing, supplying, and construction of climbing facilities, and marketing. The company specializes in over 300 various climbing venues and climbing competition walls at home and abroad. Since the installation of its first climbing wall in 1999, the company has been contracted to build and supply it’s panels, holds and expertise to some 15 countries and areas.

CCSC Chongqing China Sports Construction Engineering Co.,Ltd Huayan Climbing Park, No 28 Hualong Avenue, Jiulongpo District 400052 Chongqing, China Phone +86(0)23 63870882 www.geckokingclimbing.com

Conica AG from Schaffhausen in Switzerland is a global market leader for the construction of synthetic sports surfaces in all climatic conditions. Every year, more than 250 tracks are installed worldwide onto a surface of two square kilometers. CONIPUR and CONICA sports surfaces are highly regarded throughout the world. The innovative product portfolio includes intelligent system solutions for running tracks, multipurpose facilities, sports halls and indoor athletic facilities.

Conica AG Industriestraße 26 8207 Schaffhausen, Switzerland Phone +41(0)52 644 36 00 info@conica.com www.conica.com

DSGN CONCEPTS conceptualises and designs urban movement space. They understand public space as a stage for the creation of new lifestyle- and motion cultures. Their claim is it to develop unique sites with a maximum of function in addition to an individual design. Because of their long lasting connection to the skateboard culture and parkour scene they have an insight regarding the users’ needs, and know how to translate these into a design from materiality to different shapes.

DSGN CONCEPTS UG Hansaring 17 48155 Münster, Germany Phone +49 251 961915-73 info@dsgn-concepts.de www.dsgn-concepts.de

eccos pro are the experts for integrated admission and payment systems in hotel and recreational facilities. eccos pro develops networked system solutions from hardware and software. As a full-service provider, eccos pro offers complete solutions from one source, ranging from financing and implementation consultation through to after sales support.

eccos pro gmbh Nevigeser Str. 100 42553 Velbert, Germany Phone +49(0)2051 2086200 info@eccos-pro.com www.eccos-pro.com

TURNBAR®, the brand for high-grade sports and leisure equipment made of metal, is a product of Eiden & Wagner Metallbau GmbH. It is an example of our skills in design, planning and execution.

Eiden & Wagner Metallbau GmbH Robert-Bosch-Str. 4 54634 Bitburg, Germany Phone +49(0)6561 947 080 metallbau@eiden-wagner.de www.eiden-wagner.de

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ENGO GmbH Srl Handwerkerzone Nr. 7 39030 Terenten (BZ), Italy Phone +39 0472 546157 info@engo.it www.engo.it

ENGO produces for more than 30 years boards for various types of sports plants: from lightstructured boards for inline and public skating to professional boards for ice hockey in fibreglass. ENGO also has been designing and producing ice-preparation machines (ice resurfacer) for rinks of any size and use for more than 30 years, and for over 20 years electrical ice-preparation machines.

EuroSportsTurf GmbH Leibnizstr. 12-14 89231 Neu-Ulm, Deutschland Phone +49(0)731 1411 6555 info@eurosportsturf.com www.eurosportsturf.com

As the market leader for reinforced pitch systems, EuroSportsTurf offers a unique full-service concept for the highest demands on pitches in professional sports. From extensive professional sports ground construction, through research and development of new systems to sustainable support. As a long-term partner of its customers in professional sports worldwide, the company takes on their problems and develops individual processes and solutions to achieve the best pitches 365 days a year!

Eurotramp - Kurt Hack GmbH Postfach 1146 Zeller Straße 17/1 73235 Weilheim / Teck, Germany Phone +49(0)7023 94950 eurotramp@eurotramp.com www.eurotramp.com

Eurotramp is a worldwide leading company specialized on building trampolines with more than 50 years of experience. We produce high quality products for professional competitions as well as leisure time and outdoor products. Our high quality standard as well as the ambition to innovation, best possible customer relationship and excellent reliability are mirroring in every single Eurotramp trampoline. Not for nothing top athletes all over the world do trust in our trampolines and our service every single day.

geo3 GmbH Uedemer Straße 196 47551 Bedburg-Hau, Germany Phone +49(0)2823 419910 kontakt@geo3.de www.geo3.de

Since its founding in July 2000, the company has been specialising in the design and construction of outdoor sports facilities. This can involve the modernisation of natural or artificial turf, cinder or synthetic playing surfaces, the conversion of cinder pitches into artificial turf (for which there has been growing demand in recent years), or the design of new sports facilities. All the required work for each location and task is performed from a single source.

Gerflor Mipolam GmbH Postfach 14 65 53824 Troisdorf, Germany Phone +49(0)2241 25300 gerflormipolam@gerflor.com www.gerflor.de

Gerflor is recognized as a specialist and a world leader in resilient flooring solutions. Taraflex® Sports Flooring are designed for safety and comfort. Their multi-layered construction includes 100% pure vinyl, a reinforced fiberglass grid and closed-cell foam backing to provide shock absorption, help fight fatigue, deliver consistent ball bounce, and protect against skin burns.

GfKK – Gesellschaft für KältetechnikKlimatechnik mbH Dieselstraße 7 50859 Köln, Germany Phone +49(0)2234 40060 info@gfkk.de www.gfkk.de

GfKK is a plant construction, distribution and service specialist in industrial refrigeration, process refrigeration, refrigeration/air conditioning and ice sports refrigeration. Numerous ice sports facilities bear the company’s signature.

Gütegemeinschaft Sportgeräte Adenauerallee 134 53113 Bonn, Germany Phone +49(0)228 926593-25 info@sichere-sporthalle.de www.sichere-sporthalle.de

The sports equipment quality association “Gütegemeinschaft Sportgeräte e.V.” brings together eight experienced sports equipment manufacturers. The association thus stands for assured and certified quality in the inspection, maintenance and construction of sports equipment. This quality guarantees safety – for users as well as for sports hall operators.

Hamberger Flooring GmbH & Co. KG Rohrdorfer Str. 133 83071 Stephanskirchen, Germany Phone +49(0)8031 7000 info@hamberger.de www.hamberger.de

With the floor covering brand name “HARO”, Hamberger Industriewerke GmbH in Stephanskirchen near Rosenheim has grown to become the German market leader for parquet. Under the brand name HARO SPORTS, portable and fixedinstalled elastic coating sports floors have been produced at the company’s Sports Floor Division since 1958. HARO SPORTS Flooring give decision-makers and investors the opportunity to receive comprehensive advice on the best flooring solution for sports and multi-purpose halls, from a team of experienced experts.

Hauraton GmbH & Co. KG Werkstraße 13 76437 Rastatt, Germany Phone +49(0)7222 9580 info@hauraton.com www.hauraton.com

The history of HAURATON is a history of innovations. Since the development of the first drainage channels in 1958 HAURATON products set the benchmark worldwide. HAURATON offers a special range of products for stadiums and sports grounds, which are designed especially for the demands of sports facilities. The channels made from recycled plastic are constructed so as to prevent the sportspersons from injuring themselves. The products conform of course to all international standards at the same time.

heiler GmbH & Co. KG Bokelstraße 1 33649 Bielefeld, Germany Phone +49(0)521 947150 info@heiler-sport.de www.heiler-sport.de

heiler engages in professional sports ground construction and has acquired a list of big-name clubs as references for its services. heiler specialises not only in the construction of new sports grounds, but also in the conversion of existing cinder playing surfaces.

Herculan BV Energieweg 6 4231 DJ Meerkerk, Netherland Phone +31 (0) 183 35 47 00 info@herculan.com www.herculan.com

For 25 years Herculan B.V. are developing, manufacturing and supplying seamless polyurethane sports and recreational surfacing products and systems. The systems include indoor sports floors, athletics tracks, multipurpose play- and sports areas, tennis courts and children’s playgrounds. Herculan BV provides an impressive wide range of high-quality polyurethane sports flooring systems. Worldwide renowned for durability, comfort, safety and performance! The Herculan sports surfaces are eco-friendly, seamless and meet all the latest European Standards. sb 1/2019


Over 135 years of experience in timber stand behind Holz-Speckmann, the manufacturer of the mobile SPEED-LOCK floors. The highly productive timber wholesale forms the basis for the development and production of innovative products. Holz-Speckmann produces SPEED-LOCK floors with state-of-the-art CNC machines. The permanent quality control ensures highest precision and durability of the floors.

Holz-Speckmann GmbH & Co. KG Weststraße 15 33790 Halle/ Westfalen, Germany Phone +49(0)5201 189215 info@speed-lock.com www.speed-lock.com

We rent and sell mobile ice rinks including the necessary equipment and complete technical implementation. It does not matter whether you want a gala ice rink in the premium segment, a city skating rink, a professional ice hockey rink or a whole fun ice park. We deliver! We can also summer! From the inventors of the energy saving mobile aluminum ice rink there is now also a mobile water game with jets for inner cities during the summer time: The PlayFountain®

Ice-World Ice-Business GmbH Moortwiete 2N 25479 Ellerau, Germany Phone +49(0)941 4644880 r.buchner@iceworld-icebusiness.de www.iceworld-icebusiness.de

INTERGREEN AG has been building sports facilities of all sizes for over 40 years. Small, regional and large, internationally active clubs appreciate our skills and experience and the quality of our work. INTERGREEN AG has developed machines, processes and systems that pursue a single goal: that of building high-quality sports facilities that are reasonably priced.

Geschäftsstelle INTERGREEN AG c/o Science to Business GmbH Hochschule Osnabrück Gebäude ED Raum 0104, Emsweg 3 49090 Osnabrück, Germany info@intergreen.de www.intergreen.de

The ISP GmbH is operating a laboratory, in which material testing of synthetic sports surfarces, artificial turf systems, impact absorbing wall coverings and sports hall floor systems is performed. ISP`s laboratory is accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO 17025. The ISP expertise also includes the certification testing of all kind of synthetic sports floor systems for indoor and outdoor use, key stage inspections of installation works, assessment of existing sports facilities, and quality monitoring of building materials.

ISP GmbH Südstraße 1A 49196 Bad Laer, Germany Phone +49(0)5424 8097891 info@isp-germany.com www.isp-germany.com

IST Leipzig is a German test Lab for tests of sports flooring systems accredited according to EN ISO 17025. The scope of the lab ranges from tests of indoor sports floors, artificial turf systems and synthetic surfaces up to test of playground surfaces. Padded walls and safety against ball throwing are tested as well. Tests are performed both as lab-test and as field-test in the builtin final state: lab-tests for testing systems or components, field-tests for the installation quality.

IST – Institut für Sportbodentechnik Equipagenweg 25 04416 Markkleeberg, Germany Phone +49(0)341/354 29 53 mario-kunze@gmx.net www.sportboden-leipzig.de

Construction Project Management is the core business of our company. For us, project management is the objectives of our clients, economically and efficiently. Our mission is to realize short construction, sustainable building quality within budget We specialize in real estate in the sports and leisure center area.

Andreas Kernig Building Consultant Albersloher Weg 10 48155 Münster, Germany Phone +49(0)251 23948850 info@andreaskernig.de www.andreaskernig.de

KRAIBURG Relastec GmbH & Co. KG is an independent enterprise in the KRAIBURG Holding. SPORTEC® rubber flooring products and elastic layers from KRAIBURG Relastec are proven products refined by continuous further development. A wide range of users - including system providers, specialist distributors, architects and builders of sports facilities - benefit from the advantages they provide. All SPORTEC® products are manufactured in proprietary environment-friendly processes utilizing upwards of 90% recycled rubber materials.

KRAIBURG Relastec GmbH & Co. KG Fuchsberger Straße 4 29410 Salzwedel, Germany Phone +49(0)8683 701 340 sportec@kraiburg-relastec.com www.kraiburg-relastec.com/sportec

KUTTER is an innovative and high-performance company that not only plays a leading role all over southern Germany in classical gardening and landscaping, but is also a top-rate and reliable operator in specialised fields such as sports facility construction, golf course construction and synthetic surface technology.

Hermann Kutter Landschaftsbau Sportplatzbau GmbH & Co. KG Buxheimer Straße 116 87700 Memmingen, Germany Phone +49(0)8331 97730 info@kutter-galabau.de www.kutter-galabau.de

Herbert Labarre GmbH & Co. KG was founded in Hamburg in 1904 and is a renowned gardening, landscaping and sports ground construction company. Herbert Labarre GmbH offers its customers skilled, punctual and expert consultation, price quotation and execution.

Herbert Labarre GmbH & Co. KG Alsterdorfer Str. 514-516 22337 Hamburg, Germany Phone +49(0)40 596036 info@labarre-galabau.de www.labarre-galabau.de

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Labosport International Technoparc du circuit des 24 Heures 72100 Le Mans, France Phone +33 243 47 08 40 contact@labosport.com www.labosport.com

Labosport is a test institute for surfaces certification and consultancy that provides thorough coverage of the sports surface life-cycle and a unique offer ranging from laboratory testing to on-site diagnosis. With its multidisciplinary team specialising in chemistry, engineering, agronomy, sports performance and materials science, Labosport is dedicated to improve the overall quality, safety and durability of sports surfaces and equipment. Its engineers and consultants work on projects ranging from iconic stadia to community playing fields.

Landskate GmbH Kamekestraße 20-22 50672 Köln, Germany Phone +49 163 331 77 17 info@lndskt.de www.lndskt.de

LNDSKT is a planning and consulting company specialized in state-of-the-art skatepark design. Founded and operated by active skateboarders, we support user-oriented skatepark planning covered by HOAI (Official Fee Scale for Services by Architects and Engineers) work stages 1-9. We know the specific needs of skatepark users from our own experience. We are truly connected with skateboarders and speak their language. Our mission is to raise the bar for skatepark design in Germany and beyond. This is LNDSKT!

M3 Architectes 15, rue Wurth-Paquet 2737 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Phone +352 26 44 74 1 mail@m3archi.lu www.m3archi.lu

M3 Architectes is currently led by five associates, Jos Dell, Alain Linster, Mary Lucas, Jürgen Simon and Luke Schroeder assisted by a team of 40 employees, including 29 architects. M3 Architectes exercises in most fields of construction, urban planning and interior design.

Melos GmbH Bismarckstr. 4-10 49324 Melle, Germany Phone +49(0)5422 94470 info@melos-gmbh.com www.melos-gmbh.com

For more than 70 years, MELOS have been developing know-how in rubber technology. In the granules product area, MELOS major activity is the manufacture of synthetic granules for running tracks and drop protection systems in playgrounds. MELOS also manufacture infill granules for artificial turf systems.

Neptunus GmbH Georg-Glock-Straße 8 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany Phone +49(0)3222 1090176 sales.de@neptunus.eu www.neptunus.de

Neptunus is one of the largest providers of marquees, semi-permanent and temporary accommodation worldwide. With its 75 years of experience, Neptunus supplies marquees and accommodation for top events, in addition to demountable structures for numerous semi-permanent applications. Neptunus has developed temporary sports hall structures with big fl exibility and sustainibility.

Novoter AG Auberg 2 4051 Basel, Switzerland Phone +41(0)61 2715100 info@novoter.com www.novoter.com

Novoter AG, headquartered in Switzerland, provides an innovative turf heating and cooling system which saves up to 80% of the energy costs of conventional systems. Novoter experts have more than 30 years of experience in planning, coordination, construction and maintenance of natural grass soccer fields and ice plants as well as in heating, cooling and control technology. Experience which leads to innovation.

Nüssli (Germany) GmbH Rothgrund 6 91154 Roth, Germany Phone +49(0)9171 97630 Fax +49(0)9171 976350 roth@nussli.com www.nussli.com

NUSSLI is a leading, international supplier of temporary structures for events, trade fairs and exhibitions. NUSSLI provides customized, integral solutions from the concept to the fi nal implementation. These are characterized by brief implementation times and superior quality.

OSRAM GmbH Marcel-Breuer-Straße 6 80807 München, Germany sports-lighting@osram.de www.osram.de

OSRAM is one of the world’s two leading light manufacturers. With its portfolio, the company covers the entire value chain from components and control gear through to complete luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. Together with its subsidiaries Siteco 64 and Traxon Technologies, OSRAM offers complete light solutions for all fields of applications within sports facilities from a single source.

Pellikaan Bauunternehmen Germany GmbH Kaiserswerther Straße 115 40880 Ratingen, Germany Phone +49(0)2102 429060 info@pellikaan.de www.pellikaan.de

Pellikaan specialises in non-housing projects; buildings used for commerce, recreation, and education. As an experienced and unique partner, the company will work closely with its clients and can provide a total package, or a combination of: Design, Build, Finance ,Maintain, Operate, Feasibility.

PERROT-Regnerbau Calw GmbH Industriestraße 19-29 75382 Althengstett, Germany Phone +49(0)7051 1620 perrot@perrot.de www.perrot.de

PERROT, the professionals of turf irrigation and good service, and their reliable partners advise on any kind of questions right from the planning stage, concerning offers, delivery and installation, up to the point of commissioning. Individual requirements will be analyzed in a detailed counseling interview with our specialized staff - also on site if required.

Planungsbüro Pätzold + Snowadsky Katharinenstraße 31 49078 Osnabrück, Germany Phone +49(0)541 404320 info@ps-planung.de www.ps-planung.de

On your behalf, we carry out extensive concept planning, demand assessments and feasibility studies. In addition, we support you during all phases of the design and execution of indoor and outdoor facilities, with a strong focus on the sports facility sector. We are known for our experience, dependability and sound judgment. We regularly test and make use of newly developed systems. For the expert performance of wide-ranging tasks. For you, the client.

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Play-Parc Siegfried Strasser has been developing and building playground and exercise equipment for Allwetter-Freizeitanlagenbau GmbH public spaces since 1979. And this has included the successful 4FCIRCLE® series of exercise Zur Kohlstätte 9 equipment since 2001. He runs his company playparc GmbH together with his son Steffen. 33014 Bad Driburg-Siebenstern, Germany Playparc produces and sells four product lines well-known throughout Germany and the rest of Phone +49(0)5253 40599-0 Europe: NEOSPIEL®, 4FCIRCLE®, Replacement parts for all children’s playground equipment and info@playparc.de ® IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND . www.playparc.de

Based in Burgheim, Polytan has been the leading specialist for outdoor sports surfaces for more than 40 years. The spectrum of services includes the supply of polyurethane raw materials, the installation of synthetic surfaces for athletics tracks, all-weather pitches, elastic layers for synthetic turfs, the supply and installation of traditional and filled synthetic turfs, lining, repairs and the cleaning of sports surfaces.

Polytan GmbH Gewerbering 3 86666 Burgheim, Germany Phone +49(0)8432 870 info@polytan.com www.polytan.de

PORPLASTIC offers comprehensive product and system programme for PUR-bound elastic sports floors, playground surfaces and synthetic turf systems as a complete assembly in accordance with DIN V 18035, parts 6 and 7, and the IAAF guidelines. Products proven in all climates and innovative technical solutions on site.

Porplastic Sportbau von Cramm GmbH & Co. KG Graf-Bentzel-Str. 78 72108 Rottenburg a.N., Germany Phone + 49(0)7472 937970 info@porplastic.de www.porplastic.de

Pulastic sports flooring is a brand of Sika Nederland B.V. We are an innovative organization and unite a variety of activities under one roof, from research and development to manufacturing and installation of polyurethane indoor and outdoor floors, including customer service and consulting.

Sika Nederland B.V. (Pulastic sports flooring) P.O. Box 420 7400 AK Deventer, Netherland Phone +31(0)570 620744 export@nl.sika.com www.pulastic.com

RAUMKUNST ZT LLC offers professional support and accompaniment for planning and realization of sports facilities and spaces for assembly. RAUMKUNST ZT LLC possesses decades of experience with project development and construction of sports facilities as well as large scale assembly spaces such as football stadiums, gymnasiums, or track-and-field facilities. Our knowhow encompasses all phases of project development.

RAUMKUNST ZT GMBH SPORTARCHITEKTUR Mondscheingasse 7/1 1070 Wien, Austria Phone +43(0)1956 98 38 office@sportarchitektur.at www.sportarchitektur.at

ProPlay is a commercial sports brand of Schmitz Foam Products, is a 3th generation family owned business established in 1935. Schmitz is the global leader in performance pads with unparalleled engineering, quality and innovation. The first ProPlay pad was produced in 1992. Today, all products are still engineered, manufactured and distributed on-site and installed in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Schmitz Foam Products BV Postfach 1277 6040 KG Roermond, Netherland Phone +31(0)475 370270 info@schmitzfoam.com www.schmitzfoam.com

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Sekisui Alveo AG Bahnhofstrasse 7 6003 Luzern, Switzerland Phone +41 41 228 92 92 info@alveosport.com www.alveosport.com

Alveosport is the innovative, patented technical layer for artificial turf systems made by Sekisui Alveo, the leading manufacturer in Europe of polyolefin foams. The shock pad contributes with 70 percent the biggest part of the vertical sports performance of the overall turf system. As a member of the global Sekisui Group, Sekisui Alveo is able to offer a worldwide network of competence – to the direct benefit of its customers. Contact your nearest representative today, we are ready to find the best solution for your artificial turf sports field.

Signgrass® NIK-Tufting BV Stökskesweg 13 5571 TJ Bergeijk, Netherland Phone +31(0)497 572545 info@signgrass.com www.signgrass.com

The idea behind Signgrass® is to manufacture a seamless logo, slogan or design up to 4 x 9 meters out of one piece and in fine detail. Th synthetic grass mats can be incorporated at artificial turf pitches, sports grounds, children’s playgrounds, golfgreens and commercial flooring like door mats and exhibition flooring. Signgrass® meets a quality standard which will exceed every expectation and brings numerous possibilities. Strong and durable.

SMC² Parc d’Activités Les Platières, 250 rue du Petit Bois 69440 Mornant, France Phone +33(0) 478676056 contact@smc2-construction.com www.smc2-construction.com

Architecture, innovation and environmental preservation are the driving forces of our creativity and our actions to propose solutions to fulfil the economic and ecological demands of today’s society. SMC² designs and constructs covered buildings for sports. When covering a sports field or building a sports installation, every project has its own solution: Multi-sports grounds, indoor football pitches, tennis courts, gymnasiums, bowling pitches, changing rooms, stands, covered school playgrounds, sports centres, swimming pools…

SMG Sportplatzmaschinenbau GmbH Postfach 1150 89265 Vöhringen, Germany Phone +49(0)7306 96650 info@smg-gmbh.de www.smg-gmbh.de

Since 1975 SMG has been dealing with the development of modern machinery for the installation of synthetic surfaces in the sports industry. Also for the maintenance of artificial turf or carpets with granule infilling SMG has already presented the world‘s first innovations since the 80s. For about 35 years SMG has been offering a unique range of machinery. As a pioneer in the special sector „synthetic sports surfaces and artificial turf” SMG disposes of recognized competence and experience since decades.

Spieth Gymnastics GmbH In den Weiden 13 73776 Altbach, Germany Phone +49(0)7153 5032800 info@spieth-gymnastics.com www.spieth-gymnastics.com

SPIETH Gymnastics is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of gymnastics equipment and mats. In addition, SPIETH also produces a broad range of judo floors, basketball units, climbing walls and changing room equipment. The product and service portfolio is is rounded of with customised solutions for training centres and freestyle halls. SPIETH has supplied equipment to many Olympic Games and World Championships.

STARGUM Zakład Przemysłu Gumowego ul. Cieplna 7 73-110, Stargard Szczecinski, Polska Phone +48 91 578 8008 office@stargum.pl www.stargum.pl

STARGUM is one of the leading producers of rubber granules for sport and recreational surfaces such as football pitches, running tracks and playgrounds. With over 30 years of experience in the rubber industry, EPDM, TPE-V, and SBR granules produced by STARGUM are among the highest quality granules on the market. Manufactured in the European Union, our granules meet the highest standards for environmental safety and health, and our flexible, high capacity production ensures we can meet each of our customers’ individual needs.

STRABAG Sportstättenbau GmbH 44147 Dortmund, Germany Phone +49(0)231 9820230 sportstaettenbau-dortmund@strabag.com www.strabag-sportstaettenbau.com

STRABAG Sportstättenbau GmbH specialises in complete solutions for indoor and outdoor sports facilities, inclusive of maintenance and care. Numerous projects have been realised in this way – among them, public-private partnerships, inclusive of building construction and financing. We have the right solution for all sports-related requirements.

TAC Informationstechnologie GmbH Schildbach 111 8230 Hartberg, Austria Phone +43(0)3332 6005 990 office@tac.eu.com www.tac.eu.com

TAC The Assistant Company is an Austrian software company that serves prestigious thermal baths and pool enterprises such as the Tamina Therme of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Bernaqua fun pool and Säntispark leisure centre. The brand new Entry Assistant – Access Control Software ticketing system is an all-in-one solution for user management with a ticketing and access control system. TAC’s software solutions assist the bathing industry with day-to-day running and yield benefits in terms of time savings, quality and turnover.

Thorn Lighting Schweizerstraße 30 6850 Dornbirn, Austria Phone +43(0)5572 390-0 info@thornlighting.com www.thornlighting.de

Thorn produces and supplies efficient and high-quality interior and exterior lighting solutions for wholesalers, designers and end-users. The name of Thorn is internationally synonymous with quality, dependability and user-friendliness. Thorn has acquired over 90 years of experience with lighting solutions and is a proud member of the Zumtobel Group. As a Smart City specialist, the company helps municipalities to enhance safety and well-being with connectivity and information. Its innovative interior lighting solutions create pleasant and efficient lighting – at home and at the workplace.

Trenomat GmbH & Co. KG Ladestrasse 25 42327 Wuppertal, Germany Phone +49(0)2058 8990 info@trenomat.de www.trenomat.de

Trenomat is an internationally active company with over 50 years of experience in the field of partition curtains for sports and multipurpose halls, multifunctional events halls and arenas. It has even built partition curtains measuring 155 x 40 m and achieved sound insulation values of more than 37 dB with an assessed sound absorption coefficient of 0.5 and over. Even for unconventional design ideas, Trenomat is the ideal contact.

Trofil Sportbodensysteme GmbH & Co. KG Löhestrasse 40 53773 Hennef, Germany Phone +49(0)2242 933 880 info@Trofil-Sport.de www.Trofil-Sport.de

The production of high-quality mono filaments from hair strength has now been developed at Trofil for 25 years. From granulates through to mono filament production, the refinement (plying, etc.), tufting, right through to lamination, Trofil supplies products for the highest demands, manufactured from a single source, with which Trofil offers flexibility in the product design by directly converting the customer’s specific wishes and requirements. sb 1/2019


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Universal Sport Sportgeräteherstellungs- und Vertriebs GmbH Waldstraße 8 Since the establishment of Universal Sport in 1982 a worldwide net of sales representatives 71101 Schönaich, Germany has been set up. On more than 3000 m² sport product’s get engineered, produced and stored. Phone +49(0)7031 75330 With the always present thought of safety, we have revised many of our items, for example info@universal-sport.com www.universal-sport.com Umpire’s Chairs, Tennis Nets and Tennis Posts.

Waagner-Biro is a steel engineering organisation based in Vienna. Founded in 1854, the tradition-conscious company has amassed nearly 160 years of experience. Today, Waagner-Biro has more than a thousand employees working at some 15 locations in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Waagner-Biro is one of the largest suppliers of stage equipment world-wide.

Waagner-Biro Bavaria Stage Systems GmbH Am Schönbühl 12 92729 Weiherhammer, Germany Phone +49(0)9605 92220 stagesystems.bavaria@waagner-biro.com www.waagner-biro.at

Weinberger is the leading company in the Rhine-Neckar area for screeding, floorcoverings (carpeting, linoleum, rubber and PVC surfaces), parquet, sports floors, net curtains, decorative fabrics, wallpaper etc. In the sports flooring sector, it is the right contact when it comes to special surfaces for outdoor ball games, floor systems for sports and multi-purpose halls, and special flooring for fitness centres/weight training rooms.

Eugen Weinberger GmbH & Co. KG Gutenbergstraße 41-43 68167 Mannheim, Germany Phone +49(0)621 338780 info@weinberger-raumdekor.de www.weinberger-raumdekor.de

WM ice technics in South Tyrol, Italy has been developing and building innovative ice-resurfacing machines for ice surfaces of all sizes for over 30 years. From design through to final assembly, series production takes place on the company’s own premises. Customer requests can thus be accommodated, and quality control remains assured. In addition, WM ice technics and its distributors provide extensive machine commissioning and maintenance services.

WM GmbH Breiener Straße 15 39053 Blumau, Italy Phone +39 0471 353 332 info@wm-on-ice.com www.wm-on-ice.com

Zeller´s qualified staff are the guarantee for creative, technically sound solutions. On their company premises of 14,000 m², Zeller uses the latest equipment and techniques in the production of the stainless steel elements for your swimming pool.

ZELLER bäderbau GmbH In den Seewiesen 49 89520 Heidenheim, Germany Phone +49(0)7321 93890 info@zeller-baederbau.com www.zeller-baederbau.com

Züko is designing and producing ice-preparation machines (ice resurfacer) . Züko is also proud of its large and efficient workshop. Here, not only municipal vehicles and equipment, which were bought at the ZüKo, but also foreign brands can be serviced.

Züko Deutschland GmbH Vogelherd 23 78176 Blumberg, Germany Phone +49(0)7702 477920 deutschland@zueko.com www.zueko.com

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