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International magazine for sports, leisure and recreational facilities

56th year ISSN (Print): 0036-102X ISSN (Internet): ISSN 2198-4271



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Editorial DEAR IAKS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF “SB”, I still remember very well my first commission to structurally and functionally rehabilitate a sports hall. I often talk about it because it was a key experience for me. On receiving the commission, I suddenly realised that the sports hall – at least in our latitudes – was a largely architecture-free, i.e. design-free zone, particularly as far as rehabilitation was concerned, in terms of the scope both for design and for a freer and more contemporary functional design and programming. Even now, most of the architecturally spectacular projects for new and rehabilitated sports halls that we see have been copied from rule books that are still valid but, in my opinion, outdated. Rarely do clients or even planners give any more thought to the usually largest volume of a community centre or a school, nor to the associated access, wet rooms and changing rooms, than they did 60 years ago when the codes and standards that are still mostly valid and applied today were developed. Since then, the world of sport and society have changed fundamentally, and the task of building a new or upgrading an existing sports hall has changed as well. In the IAKS Expert Group on Sports Halls, we have been working on new approaches to sports halls for a number of years. After an inspiring meeting in October 2021 in Cologne with experts from Canada, Argentina, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, I spoke with Oliver Vanges, Casper Lindemann and Daniel Glimvert about their totally new approach to building new and rehabilitating existing sports halls in Denmark and Sweden. We are sharing these ideas and approaches in this “sb”. Look forward to eleven outstanding international examples of contemporary sports halls and ice rinks in this issue. In Indonesia, a highly eco-friendly bamboo sports hall has been built with an exciting structure that deserves emulation in many respects – especially since the “cold hall”, the covered, weather-protected playing area, is also gaining in popularity in our latitudes. May many of this (production) quality be built!

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Winchester Sport and Leisure Park (UK), Valley Beth Shalom Community Centre and the Beloit Powerhouse sports complex (both USA) are large-scale yet compact and hence sustainable sports centres that as socio-cultural centres also provide a wide range of services to users. The Eisring Süd sports park in Vienna, Austria, is the result of the transformation and reprogramming of an existing sports facility, with the focus on trend sports and ice sports with special consideration of the social spaces between the indoor and outdoor halls. Wood as a renewable resource has been combined with a sophisticated energy and sustainability strategy at the multifunctional hall in Neutal in Austria. In Modřice in the Czech Republic, the floor of the sports hall has been lowered one level into the ground in order to improve the building’s thermal footprint. The multi-purpose ice hockey arena in Tampere, Finland, is the centrepiece of the urban hub for work, living and leisure currently under construction. Modernisation during ongoing op­ eration will add to the appeal of the ice stadium in Davos, Switzerland. The pre-school in Hitachiomiya, Japan, shows how design-integrated low-threshold opportunities for exercise and sensory-motor experience can be implemented in a high-quality design. As for the Gymnase Poissonniers sports centre in Paris, the facility’s appeal can be found in the centre’s relationship with its surroundings, its proximity to nature and the possible activities that can evolve there. I wish you much pleasure and inspiration from reading this issue of sb. May the high quality of the examples shown here continue to prevail. Architect DI Harald Fux President of IAKS Austria










IAKS Study Trip 2022.................................................................................4

Multi-purpose arena in Tampere.................................................30 Studio Libeskind

2022 IAKS Events Calendar..................................................................6 Neutal hall for sport and culture..................................................34 New to the IAKS network.....................................................................8

SOLID architecture

Everyday lab for different user groups.................................. 12

Gymnase Poissonniers sports centre in Paris.....................38 Archi5


Sports and leisure park in Winchester....................................42 LA Architects

Innovative sports hall concepts.................................................... 14

OM Nursery in Hitachi-Omiya........................................................46

Harald Fux, Daniel Glimvert, Casper Lindemann and Oliver Vanges


The Arc open-air hall at Green School Bali..........................50



Eisring Süd sports and fun hall in Vienna............................. 18

Refurbishment and extension of Davos ice stadium............................................................................... 52


Marques Architekten

Beloit College Powerhouse sports center.............................22

Levine Community Center on Valley Beth Shalom Campus.....................................................54

Studio Gang

Abramson Architects

Community centre in Modrice........................................................26 Atelier bod architekti

Sports Centre for Überlingen School Campus..................56 wulf architekten


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Gymnastics and Motor Skills Hall in Aarhus, Denmark Rune Johansen



Water treatment in fitness clubs.................................................58

New ice sports facility after collapse of Sterzing ice stadium....................................... 74


Intercom Dr. Leitner

UK’s first Robbins anchored timber floating floor.......62 TVS Group

Temporary or permanent: RÖDER sports halls for every discipline................................... 75

The Sports Floor System from Dr. Schutz: a step-by-step account.......................................................................... 64


Dr. Schutz

WM ice technics ensure absolute transparency.............66


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ISS and ICEGRID® conquer the industry................................... 68

Better than new.......................................................................................... 76 Swim & Polo Innovation since 1972........................................... 76

ISS Ice, Sports & Solar

Customised individual solutions..................................................77 Flexible solutions for all budgets and circumstances...................................................................................... 70 Ice-World

WashMatic WM800 and ClearMatic CM1800....................... 72

New gymnastics centre for Leonberg......................................78 Optimal Indoor flooring system...................................................78

SMG Sportplatzmaschinenbau

Individually, Open, Modern............................................................. 79 Up to the top with SMC2.................................................................... 79

Sports floors made of glass by ASB GlassFloor are requested in Europe and overseas...................................... 73

Company Index from A to Z..............................................................80 Imprint................................................................................................................88

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Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Albert Normandin

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IAKS STUDY TRIP 2022: NEW DATES 14/15 JUNE The dates of the eagerly awaited IAKS Study Trip to Vancouver (Canada) have already had to be postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now participants, tour guides, sports facility operators and partners can look forward to a highly informative viewing programme. On the agenda are eight high-calibre sports and leisure facilities in the Greater Vancouver area. Like the trips in 2018 (Copenhagen, Denmark) and 2019 (Hamburg, Germany), the IAKS Study Trip 2022 promises to be a magnificent experience offering a wealth of background information, exclusive insights and international networking. Meet the architects and operators of these facilities: • Edmonds Community Centre (multi-generational and multi-service recreation centre) • Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre (world-class aquatic centre for competition and recreation with inclusive and universal access) • Clayton Community Centre (futuristic community centre, combining recreation, a library, arts and parks) • Westminster Pier Park (downtown waterfront park and public space) • Hillcrest Centre (rejuvenation of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Curling Venue)

• University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre (serving athletic training, competition and neighbourhood leisure needs) • Minoru Centre for Active Living (pool, multi-purpose seniors centre and athletics facility) • Richmond Olympic Oval (signature venue of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games turned into a ­multi-purpose international centre for sports competitions, recreation, health, wellness, and entertainment) The participation fee is EUR 275 for IAKS members (EUR 345 for non-members) and includes the two-day tour with a coach and tour guide, lunch on both days of the event and a joint dinner on 14 June at selected restaurants. Participants make their own travel arrangements to and from Vancouver; there is the option to extend one’s stay. Registrations are open at:­ canada

This is what participants of former IAKS Study Trips say: “I found the program very interesting, and your company and tour guide was an absolute pleasure“ Jens Øyås Møller from Denmark LOA Lokale & Anlaegsfonden (Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities) Photo: LOA fonden


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It takes champion flooring to make a champion.

Fotos © Gerflor, Jörg Fuhrmann

Timo Boll, Borussia Düsseldorf

Timo Boll has been playing for Borussia Düsseldorf in the German national table tennis league since 2007.


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Photo: IAKS – Justus Grotenhöfer




Update on European Post Covid-19 transformation funding and strategic plans at Regional Governments for renovation sand security of sports facilities 24 February – online – Spanish

Digitalization of sports facilities and public administration Date tbc – online – German

IAKS meeting at Splash! Pool & Trade Show 22/23 June – Gold Coast/AUS – English

Human resources in sport facilities Date tbc – online – German

Seminar by 2021 IOC IPC IAKS Award winner Date tbc – online – Japanese

Guided visit of OYM training centre Date tbc – Cham/CH – German

Ice rink refrigeration plant safety seminar 27/28/29 June – Cologne, Gelsenkirchen, Wolfsburg/GER – German

MARCH Study Trip “Outdoor Fitness” to Shinjuku Central Park Date tbc – Tokio/JP – Japanese IAKS Nordic Breakfast Seminar Date tbc – online – English Women and their role in the planning and management of sport Date tbc – online – Spanish Activating cities and urban environments in Melbourne/Australia Date tbc – online – English

APRIL IAKS Switzerland General Assembly 7 April – Lausanne/CH – German/French Innovative Indoor Sports and Leisure Facilities 21/22 April – The Hague/NL – English IAKS UK Spring event 24 April – Birmingham/UK – English Seminar “Thalassotherapy and health treatments” Date tbc – online – Japanese The Olympic expertise (beyond the experience): Three generations of Olympic athletes from Spain Date tbc – online – Spanish



Study Trip to Japanese Archery Centre Date tbc – Japan – Japanese

Ice Maker Training Conference 17-19 May – Villingen-Schwenningen/GER – German

Environmental sustainability in sports and leisure facilities Date tbc – Poland – Polish

Ice rink refrigeration plant safety seminar 30/31 Mai – Bad Tölz/Regensburg – German

Opportunities for trends in fitness – a chance for schools and universities Date tbc – online – German

Stadium visit in Newcastle region Date tbc – New South Wales/AUS –English

Sustainability in the building i­ ndustry, DGNB certificate for sports halls Date tbc – online – German

R&D projects and developments for sports surfaces and artificial turf Date tbc – online – Spanish Mountain-bike trails Date tbc – online – German Temporary outdoor sports facilities Date tbc – online – German

JUNE Ice rink refrigeration plant safety seminar 1/2 June – Erfurt, Berlin/GER – German Swimming pool seminar 2 June – Cologne/GER – German IAKS Spain Day at XII Iberamerican Sports Economy Congress 3 June – Toledo/ES – Spanish IAKS Study Trip to Vancouver 14/15 June – Vancouver/CA – English Artificial turf and sustainability 21 or 22 June – online – German

JULY Outdoor grounds seminar 5/6 July – Sinsheim/GER – German IAKS meeting at National Sports Convention 11-13 July – Melbourne/AUS – English BIM: Building information modelling, Application for sport and leisure facilities Date tbc – online – German Security in large sports facilities Date tbc – online – Spanish

AUGUST Padel – opportunities for sports facility operators Date tbc – online – German Seminar “Walkable City” in Shonan Area Date tbc – online – Japanese

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International Swimming Pool Conference 7/8 September – Asker/NO – English

IAKS Stadia and Arenas Conference Date tbc – London/UK – English

Indoor sport floors- materials, technology and maintenance Date tbc – online – German

Study trip to Ticino/Tessin and North Italy Date tbc – Tessin/CH – German/Italian Future and the connection of sports parks Date tbc – Salzburg/AU – German Activating urban spaces Date tbc – Southern Poland – Polish Visit of aquatic facilities Date tbc – Australia – English Bicycle Landscape Date tbc – online – Japanese Artificial Turf – Sustainability aspects Date tbc – online – German

Spatial planning of sport in German rural areas- risks and opportunities Date tbc – online – German


2023 FSB trade show and IAKS Congress 24-27 October – Cologne/GER – English/German

Challenges of physical activity in the public area Date tbc – Bern/CH – German/French Renovation of infrastructures Energy resources and digital transformation - large sports facilities Date tbc – online – Spanisch Artificial turf and climate Date tbc – online – German

Outdoor fitness and how to motivate people to engage in activity – sustainable land use in public spaces Date tbc – online – German Best practices on management & operations in large sports facilities Date tbc – online – Spanish


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The practice specialising in sports and culture help major event, resort, and venue owners - all over the world create and deliver innovatively designed buildings, spaces, and experiences.

KOMPAN - as manufacturer of outdoor fitness equipment, multi-ball sports facilities, playground equipment and park furniture equipment - covers a variety of training lines and brings the quality of an established fitness studio 1:1 into the fresh air as a trend-driven addition to attract extra membership. This can include a strength and endurance circuit, calisthenics, boot camp, street workout, cross training, cardio, jump, REHA + coordination training and even motivational obstacle courses.

Created in 2014 by the team who led the design of the London 2012 Olympics, our team of 20+ passionate and creative designers always strive to deliver the best possible solution for both client and end-user. Our design expertise provides our clients with sustainably designed architecture and enhanced user experience whilst ensuring they maximise their return on investment. Our architecture is thoughtful and considered with a focus on the end user.


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John Deere, Goupil, Club Car, EVUM, Multihog, Redexim and Sabo are just a few of the top products from Robert Aebi Landtechnik AG‘s extensive portfolio. The company sees itself as the leading specialist in Switzerland in the field of municipal equipment, grounds maintenance and mowing machines as well as in the maintenance of natural and artificial turf pitches. Its range of services includes new and used machines, spare parts from its extensive warehouse and high-speed after-sales service and repairs. This trading and service company for construction and agricultural equipment has a strong focus on sustainability.

Sørlandsbadet is Norway‘s southernmost bathing facility with an indoor and outdoor facility. The pools are operated on saltwater with natural chlorine. The multi-purpose facility features a fitness center. Since 2010, Atle Homme has been CEO. He puts the emphasis on creating activities (among them international water slide competitions), sustainability and energy management. Atle has also been President of the National Waterpark Association „Badelandene“ for four years. sb 1/2022

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UNISPORT SVERIGE, LANDSKRONA (SWEDEN) Unisport strives to be market leader in sports facilities, surfaces (flooring and turf) and equipment in the Nordic countries. Unisport has a turnover of 150 million euros and 350 employees in five countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands). Our turnkey solutions offer our customers a complete product range and comprehensive service concepts for indoor and outdoor sports from design to complete and customized solutions, equipment and maintenance throughout sport facility‘s lifecycle. By having our own production facilities we can guarantee the best possible quality on our products and offer reliable delivery times.

Double experience For more than half a century, Hamberger has been developing and producing one of the most important pieces of sports equipment: the flooring. HARO’s Protect Light, the new generation of area elastic protective walls, sets new benchmarks once again. All-in-one solutions for sports and multi-purpose halls that exceed all current standards, guarantee to comply with official regulations and also allow a fast and cost effective installation, are now possible. That’s for sure!


ALLEN JACK + COTTIER, SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA) Changing the way people live, work and play, Allen Jack + Cottier (AJ+C) is a Sydney-based practice for architecture, urban design and interiors. Over six decades, they have created some of Australia’s most innovative, celebrated and sustainable environments in sport, community, education, housing, and urban design.   What drives them is creating uniquely Australian places and spaces, in tune with their purpose and place. While their expertise is broad, their approach and commitment to every project is for creative, sustainable innovative design that delivers in conceptual, technical and economic terms. sb 1/2022

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PA+ Architects have been a reliable service provider to public and private clients for 29 years, especially in the fields of education and sport. We consistently apply our principle of thinking differently and trying out new things in sports hall construction as well. With an expert team of over 20 employees, we passionately develop need-driven strategies and are happy to serve our clients from initial idea to turnkey handover.

The company is dedicated to the design, development and technical support in the construction of sports facilities and installations in general. It produces sports flooring and equipment, technical, vinyl, linoleum and rubber flooring, as well as artificial and natural grass for both sports and decorative use.

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Stockholm Football Association is the governing body for football in Stockholm County, Sweden (except for four out of 26 municipalities). The Association was founded on 29 March 1917. Today, the association has 450 member clubs. Among them, the largest clubs are Djurgården IF, AIK, Hammarby IF and IF Brommapojkarna. The association represents 5,000 youth teams playing 40.000 matches per season. Stockholm Football Association is very much engaged in the goal to create environmentally sustainable football facilities.

Schanner sees itself as the ideal partner for skate rental and ice rink supplies, with its claim to be “the home of hockey”. For over 35 years, the company has been a source of top brands, state-of-the-art equipment and customised advice. Its team of 45 employees provides service and individual support for skate rental and ice rink supplies as well as for ice hockey, ice skating, leisure and figure skating. The B2B web shop (24/7) displays details of all products and brands in concentrated form. The 6,000 m² warehouse with its advanced logistics enables rapid deliveries at reasonable shipping costs.

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Rendering: Cornelius Vöge APS

EVERYDAY LAB FOR DIFFERENT USER GROUPS MODERNIZATION OF SCHOOL GYMNASIUM IN FREDERIKSBERG, DENMARK Søndermarkskolen is one of five pilot projects in the campaign “Old gymnasiums – new opportunities”, conducted by a partnership between Lokale og Anlægsfonden (Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities), Dansk Skoleidræt (Danish School Sports) and Dansk Idraetsforbund (Sports Confederation of ­ ­Denmark). The ­Søndermarkskolen project showcases how a listed school building and traditional school gym can be gently transformed into a shared social space and everyday lab uniting school, sports clubs and the local community. Cornelius Vöge ApS is in charge of the modernization in Frederiksberg. Most school gyms in Denmark look the same. They are built in the same tradition using a hundred-year-old design blueprint. Both aesthetically and functionally, they have many qualities, but from the user’s point of view the gyms need an update to better facilitate modern school sports and learning activities and to support an active and playful school day for children and adolescents. Not to mention, to expand school sports facilities into local meeting places to facilitate more daily activities promoting physical and mental health among adults and senior citizens.


A single and simple architectural concept The new design will unite the gym and all surrounding areas and rooms in a simple architectural approach that bridges both horizontally and vertically. As an add-on to the gym, it allows users to enter the gym directly from the street or school yard and enables both practical and playful flows between the three floors. The former science room is turned into a shared social space and becomes the heart of the new facility.

Look at what is In an extensive user involvement process, attention was drawn especially to potential in the gym’s existing surroundings: These are the school’s forecourt, the school yard, an under-used science room and an unused roof surface above the gym.

Be open to what may come The approach is open-ended. Users from the school, sport clubs and the municipality share the ambition to create an everyday lab where different user groups meet and new ideas and activities develop. The project therefore aims to keep spatial opportunities open and allow users to add new layers over time, e.g. the use of new digital tools.

The main design idea was to expand the gym by opening and connecting it outwards, inwards and upwards and to create a palette of complementary spaces for play, learning, sport and community gathering. sb 1/2022

Rendering: Cornelius Vöge APS

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Photo: Casper Lindemann

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Harald Fux, Austria Harald is an architect and the founder and owner of the Raumkunst practice. He chairs the IAKS Expert Circle on Sports Halls and is President of IAKS Austria.

Casper Lindemann, Denmark Casper is a consultant to the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark.

Daniel Glimvert, Sweden Daniel is responsible for all areas concerning sports and leisure facilities at the Swedish Gymnastics Federation. He is co-author of a study on “The sports hall of the future”.

Oliver Vanges, Denmark Oliver works as development consultant to the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities. Together, Casper and Oliver are leading the project “Old sports halls – new opportunities” that will develop, test and show how to rebuild and transform old sports halls.

Since its foundation in April 2019, the IAKS Expect Circle on Sports Halls has been discussing ideas and models for making the traditional, team-sports oriented sports hall more suitable for today’s users who want to practise their physical activity in smaller groups or individually. There is a clear need for adaptable, modularised and mobilised exercise spaces that are in the right balance with standard sports halls. In January 2022 the four experts exchanged their opinions on several questions: How can an active lifestyle be fostered by appropriate spatial structures? How can such a lifestyle even be “created”? Where are spaces for exercise located? And, above all, how can they be made accessible to everyone? Harald: Why did you start questioning the traditional sports hall model? Oliver: In Denmark, the campaign “Old sports halls – new opportunities” that Casper and I are involved in is focused on school sports halls measuring 10 x 20 m. It is the most common type of indoor facility in Denmark – there are 1,800 totally identical ones across Denmark, but many of these facilities are underused. They are just not attractive to the public. In terms of leisure, they are never the preferred facility. Harald: How did you measure this underusage? Oliver: There are different ways of measuring it. To my mind, it is not sufficient to look only at the booked times 14

in the sports halls. A lot of bookings are not used. We have to evaluate actual sports hall use. Some counts are done manually, some electronically. All the data indicated that these sports halls are underused, especially after school hours. Harald: How is the situation in Sweden? Daniel: I’ve seen pictures from the early 20th century, and I must say that 21st-century sports halls still look the same. But sport and the way we take physical exercise have changed a lot. We need to modernise sports halls to serve schools as well as organised and non-organised sports. How can they be accommodated in the same building? We analyse every part of the facility because we need a lot of users at the same time to make sports halls financially sustainable. sb 1/2022

Harald: What are the functions that we need for a modern and also sustainable sports hall? Casper: In these small school sports halls especially, there was no room for the sports club, no space for gatherings, or for having a good time before or after sport. Users felt as if they were visiting somebody else’s place and did not feel at home. Going to a sports club is much more than a matter of taking exercise. The aspect of socialising is something we need to focus on from now on. To create effective cooperation among the various users, we should bring everybody together. Harald: From a project I’m involved in in Hamburg, Germany, I can say that the users in Hamburg have ­ round table meetings regularely. What is the situation in ­Denmark? Casper: A lot of places don’t have enough room for their equipment. You have to use the same equipment and then you have discussions when something’s damaged. Who did it? Also the cleaning – who’s responsible? Our project wants people to come together and discuss the best solution for all user groups. It is not only about how you build a facility, for you also need the people to cooperate. Harald: Thank you for stressing the social side. Sport brings us together. In the future, even more so than today, it will be increasingly important to understand that we are building not only sports halls, but also social spaces. To my mind, this is something that we can learn from the Nordic countries. Daniel: I totally agree with the point of sports halls being a place for people to come together. Another aspect I’d like to highlight is the way we use the space. We should make use of every available space. There are rooms used only temporarily, at certain times of the day – the locker rooms for example. Why not use them for other activities, such as yoga classes? If you consider a greater variety of usage, you have to rethink the design. I am convinced it really is possible to use every space for different activities at different times.

Harald: We are already on the way to rethinking the design of the sports hall itself and the storage room, but have to look at all the other rooms as well. Should the locker room conform to the same concept as in the last 30 or 50 years? And talking of spaces and sizes and space requirements, what kind of modules do we need? Is there a mimimum of space required? Oliver: The basic sports hall design hasn’t changed over the past 100 years. The traditional concept was dedicated to elite sports, for those who are interested in competition. User behaviour however has changed, as have our exercising habits. This calls for development and change. We have to consider different user groups, and not only elite athletes but also those seeking exercise, for health reasons, who want to socialise or to progess on a personal level. We already have halls and my wish is that we can keep them for elite sports practitioners. How can we create environments that comply with today’s needs instead of the full-scale sports hall? We need alternatives to meet changing requirements. Today, people are looking for physical exercise that differs a great deal from what is offered on the handball court in the sports halls on 20 x 40 m. Harald: The idea of rethinking the dimensions of a sports hall is revolutionary. I believe that the courts for elite sports will always exist in some form, but there are moves to rescale and sometimes downsize the courts. Can you describe the process? Daniel: We talked to schools and teachers and met with the representatives of five sports federations to find out how we can design a sports hall that meets the requirements for school sport, organised sport and even non-organised sport. We suggest building a sports hall a little larger than the ­traditional size but offering a lot more opportunities for more activities. For a little extra expense you get a lot more activ­ ities. Our idea is to divide the hall into two areas, the area for organised sport with standard line markings, and space for free activities, all in the same room. And then you can divide this space into different sections, depending on which group is using the facility. The size that we proposed in our paper is about 46 x 32 m, for a school with about 1,200 pupils.

Photo: LOA-Fonden, Leif Tuxen

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Harald: When redimensioning the hall, will one of the subdivided areas still measure 20 x 10 m, or are you considering even smaller areas? Daniel: This depends on who will use the hall; you have to look at the local context. You can subdivide the hall into the required spaces, by using partitions or similar solutions. Harald: Do you recommend any minimum sizes or a certain ratio in square metre per person? Casper: This was the way we used to calculate. We used to work with standards. In Denmark, all school gyms look the same, meaning designed for the same activities. But we should give much more consideration to the activities the hall is actually needed for. Some people want to practice yoga, some want to play ball games – it depends on the context on site. When building a completely new sports hall, you can design a large sports hall, with the option to subdivide it, just like Daniel proposed. In our project “Old sports halls, new opportunities“, we analyse how to optimise the qualities of small sports halls. Daniel: A new building should serve school sport as well as organised and non-organised sport. The hall must be large enough for organised sport. By using the facility in different ways, you can use it for different activities. If the facility is too small for organised sport, you will have to build a second one. It is better to build a bit larger from the start than to adapt afterwards. Harald: In Austria, there is a tendency to build not a single large hall, but rather three small ones. What are the factors contributing to the decision? Oliver: We are in the lucky position of knowing much more about the population’s preferred activities than 15 years ago. Today, local government officials have much more knowledge and are aware of what is going on in their environment so that we can rely on their expertise. Our main role is to move away from the notion of deciding

what to build at the beginning of the process. In the early stage, we should instead analyse local needs. If there is a large sports hall in the neighbourhood, do we have to build another one or can we have something that fills a gap? Harald: What will there be in ten years? Does the future user already exist in your considerations? Casper: It is crucial to bring together everybody who is involved, to listen to each other and understand each other. We do not know what will happen in 20 years. Ten years ago, no one in Denmark was aware of padel tennis – now everyone wants it. Therefore the approach needs to be as multifunctional and flexible as possible. In our project, we bring together architects, teachers and clubs. Even within a club there are different user groups. There are the ones who want to compete, while others just want to have fun. Toddlers have other needs than teenagers or seniors. It is difficult to have a place that suits all ages. If you want schools and clubs to come together, you need to look at children’s needs. Harald: Will there be a change in specific building ­materials for floors, ceilings and walls? Daniel: When we started discussing sports flooring, our federation could not agree on recommendations, this is why we excluded this issue from our paper (laughs). I think an important factor regarding the material is that it allows you to use it, to integrate the wall, the ceiling, in your activities. When I was younger and played volleyball, we were not allowed to play in the corridor due to the risk of damaging the roof. It is a pity that this potential was wasted. I’d say that you should consider using all rooms for all types of activities at all times when you choose the material. Harald: Is a universal material the answer? Oliver: Robust, adaptable environments are needed from now on. We need to step back from the idea that we can build everything today that we will need in the future. It

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is more a question of development plans, instead of predefined facilities that are difficult to adjust. High-quality material tends to be more robust and less demanding of maintenance. We have to accept that, over time, spaces need to be adapted and have different functions. Quality is what counts. We must not simply create multifunctional places that are “okay” for everyone. We have to work on the spaces, it is an ongoing process. Progressive facility leaders in Denmark understand that you cannot stand still, you have to develop your facility constantly. That does not necessarily mean that you have to build all the time. You need to improve the programming. Casper: Highest quality is not always necessary, for we should consider what is needed in daily life. Artificial turf pitches for example are used for soccer but also for hockey and other sports. Harald: Do you agree that we might have two different standards, one for elite sports and one for sports for all? Oliver: In the project I’m involved in we have committed to heavy-duty flooring that can be easily adapted. The dance group can remove the versatile flooring within a short time, because it is integrated in the design. Some dancers want to slide on the floor, while other sports have entirely different demands. The flooring has to be functional for all user groups, otherwise it is not attractive and we do not achieve our goals. So sometimes the solution might be an easily adaptable floor like a roll-out dance floor integrated in the design of the building. Harald: Do you think the respective positions of schools and clubs is obvious to everyone? Daniel: I can say that in general school sports and organised sports pursue more or less the same goals. ­ There may however be potential on the client’s side. ­Municipalities rely on standards based on the needs for elite sports. There is a long way to go to free ourselves from the standards and think outside the box. We need to have a different mindset when considering a sports hall from the beginning. sb 1/2022

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Oliver: I’d like to come back to the point of who is the host of the facility and who is the guest. I suggest developing a concept of shared ownership. When do ­ we stop arguing about storage rooms, about e­ quipment usage? It is about ownership, and it is about ­ coding. This is where the architects come in, to create the atmosphere. Casper: In Copenhagen, the municipality has a policy that a large sports hall must be built every time that a new school is to be built. The sports hall has to serve both the school and the sports clubs. All groups are invited at an early stage of the process to find out if there are options for shared usage – for example, if the room where pupils do their homework can later be used by a club as a meeting room. Harald: Is it an option to question the coding? Daniel: I’d rather consider our work as a source of inspiration rather than as another code. We want to provide ideas, although we have recommendations on sizes. If the conditions are different, you have to adapt to them. Oliver: This is our goal as well. The foundation I work for wants to help start the discussion and facilitate dialogue. Harald: To sum it up, what is your main point, your most important learning from the process? Daniel: Always ask how we can get the maximum use out of every bit of space in the sports hall: the corridors, the locker rooms, the social areas, the sports hall itself. Rethink the dimensions. A small change in the size and a little extra money may result in many more options regarding activities. In the end, this is less investment than building two facilities. Oliver: Smart usage of every square metre starts with the question on what buildings already exist in the neighbourhood. How can we adapt them from the point of view of sustainablity? How can we make use of the quality of the already available buildings? Casper: Start the dialogue. Ask the users. 17

Location Vienna, Austria Operator Sport Wien Architects RAUMKUNST ZT GmbH AT – 1070 Vienna Ice hockey boards, refrigeration machine and EPDM matting AST Eis- und Solartechnik GmbH Sports flooring Gerflor GmbH Lockers Melcher & Co. Großh. Ges.m.b.H Author Harald Fux Photos Hertha Hurnaus Rudolf Klingohr Official opening December 2021 Construction costs EUR 14.5 million


EVERGREEN IN A NEW GUISE EISRING SÜD SPORTS AND FUN HALL IN VIENNA The newly built sports and fun hall, a modern multifunctional facility, opened in Vienna‘s Favoriten district in December 2021. The master planner RAUMKUNST has opted for an innovative, sustainable energy strategy in the overhaul of „Eisring Süd“ by using 100 % of the waste heat from the ice preparation process for space heating and hot water. This saves up to 226 tonnes of CO2 equivalent annually, which amounts to the carbon emissions of more than 1.1 million car kilometres. Roughly 500 new homes are currently being built in the outlying areas around the sports facility on the site of the former speed skating oval and other sports areas that are no longer in use. In the centre, sport remains the main focus with a dedicated utilisation strategy revolving around trend sports. The outdated facilities with a total ice surface of 3,600 m² indoors and outdoors were brought up to the latest technical standards from June 2019 to November 2020, and a totally new sports and fun hall was built.

„An evergreen in a new guise,“ says architect Harald Fux, a managing director of RAUMKUNST. Adjoining to the south of the early-1980s ice rink, there is now a new two-storey functional building and areas for energy-efficient ice plant. The ground floor of the functional building houses the new entrance area comprising a shop, skate hire and fitting room, sanitary facilities and a ­canteen that can be used for both the indoor and outdoor ice rinks. The upper floor accommodates sb 1/2022

the locker rooms and sanitary facilities, a snack area for the sports and fun hall, and a street dance room. Trend sport coding „Our attractive sports and fun hall follows the international trend in sports facility construction,“ explains Fux. „This is where sporting use and social space come together.“ Because the diversity present in the district needs a place that offers not just a wide range of sporting activities. This reflected by the building with its almost 2,000 m² and a height of 7 m, optimal surfaces, and sb 1/2022

equipment for the trend sports of beach volleyball, streetball, 3x3, indoor football, table tennis, bouldering and badminton. At the same time, however, this new complex also serves a socio-cultural function, as the new Eisring Süd is also a community-building meeting place – so between the freely programmable areas there is enough space for ­ ­people to hang out and unwind.


In the outdoor area, there are numerous activity spaces that adequately suit the immediate area and invite people to take a stroll. This additionally opens up the space to all age groups and promotes not only a sporting and cultural exchange, but also an intergenerational one.


a­ ctivation, but other buildings planned for the site – such as the adjacent supermarket and housing – can also be supplied with energy.

Sustainable and climate-friendly The newly built connecting structure between the outdoor and indoor ice areas has been designed to the highest standards of energy efficiency. The outer shells of the new buildings are constructed using a reinforced concrete-wood mix, which combines the advantages of solid structures in terms of storage mass with those of wood as a sustainable resource.

Doubling of ice surface capacity For the equipping of its ice surfaces, the client opted for full-service provider AST Eis- und Solartechnik. AST ­upgraded the ice rink’s concrete base with a c­ ost-effective field of matting, so there was no need for the costly ­dismantling or replacement of the piping in the cold slab. AST also undertook the adaptation of the existing boards as well as the installation of a water-cooled refrigeration machine with heat recovery to meet part of the building’s heating and hot water supply needs.

In summer, the newly constructed buildings are cooled by ventilation at night. Under the new energy strategy, not only will the sports and fun hall and the connecting building be heated and supplied with hot water from autumn to spring by means of building component

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Location Beloit, WI, USA Client / operator Beloit College Architects Studio Gang US – Chicago, IL 60642 Associate architects Angus Young Associates Author Elizabeth Krasner Photos Tom Harris Official opening 2020 Construction costs USD 48 million (EUR 42 million)


ELEVATED RUNNING TRACK LOOPS ITS WAY BELOIT COLLEGE POWERHOUSE SPORTS CENTER Looking to enhance the student experience and to help revitalize the local riverfront, Beloit College partnered with Studio Gang to reinvent a former coal-burning power plant as a student union center for recreation and wellness. While the large floor plan allows for impressive amenities like a running track, fitness level, conference facility, café, lecture hall and batting cages, the immense layout needed to be reimagined in order to create welcoming spaces. Located along the Rock River, adjacent to the College’s campus and close to downtown Beloit, the Powerhouse project combines an assemblage of historic buildings along with a new field house addition. The Beloit Powerhouse embodies the concept of sustainability and renewal by transforming a century-old, decommissioned power plant into a vibrant campus hub and student recreation center, extending the lifespan of the original, historic structure for the next generation.

Originally constructed in 1908, the Beloit Power Plant expanded between 1945-1949 to include the Blackhawk Generation Station – distinguished by soaring interiors, a yellow brick façade and a 30-m steel smokestack that, to this day, remains an indelible feature of the Beloit skyline and a symbol of the city’s industrial past. The facility now houses a fitness center and recreational gym, eight-lane competition swimming pool, indoor turf field house, as well as sb 1/2022

spaces for conversation, collaboration, and study. Additional amenities include a coffee shop, student lounges, club rooms, conference center and a 164-seat auditorium. Highlighting the origins of the historic building The innards of the building held a remarkable web of industrial beams and structures, all meant to hold the huge equipment required to process and burn coal. “It almost looked like a gigantic jungle gym inside,” says Juliane Wolf, partner and design principal sb 1/2022

at Studio Gang. “Though some pieces of equipment were removed to make space for the student center’s amenities, much of this interior jungle gym formed the structural support for one of the project’s key design elements: an elevated running track”. The suspended, 175-meter track runs through all portions of the powerhouse, stitching together the historic structures with the new field house and allowing runners and walkers to loop through all eras of the building – like traveling through history – and take in many different views. 23

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“Start with what’s there” The approach to sustainability is guided by the design ethos to “start with what’s there.” The renovation respects the building’s historic legacy by carefully restoring as many unique, period-specific details as possible while also taking full advantage of the existing structure’s robust shell and industrial features to create space for new programs. Certain pieces of equipment were refurbished and their function completely reimagined, such as massive coal bunkers suspended from the ceiling becoming vessels 24


for recreational activities like indoor rock climbing. The planners also kept the iconic smokestack and added a window at the bottom to turn it into a kind of periscope. A truss that was discovered by the contractor midproject now has a glass façade to serve as a sightline between the running track and pool. Thus, the design retains architectural features and industrial equipment from the original structures while incorporating new sustainable practices and lively gathering spaces that encourage students to mix with each other and the larger Beloit community. sb 1/2022


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Cooled and heated with a river-source geothermalsystem Transforming the hundred-year-old structure presented significant challenges, especially to efficient energy use. New insulation regulates heat flow in the historic portions of the building, while the polycarbonate façade of the new field house provides advanced thermal insulation and abundant, diffuse natural light throughout the day. In addition, a radiant panel and slab system harnesses energy from the Rock River for most of the Powerhouse’s heating and cooling needs, improving comfort within the sb 1/2022

building and maintaining the highest air quality, while also minimizing total energy use. A new pedestrian bridge and publicly-accessible elevator connect the Beloit College campus, which sits on a hill, with the Powerhouse and the adjacent riverside paths and parks at ground level. Forming these new links between town, gown, and river, the former power plant is now generating a more energetic and vibrant community life.


THREE TIMES ONE COMMUNITY CENTRE IN MODRICE Location Modrice, Czech Republic Client / operator City of Modrice Architect & Principal Designer Atelier bod architekti s.r.o. CZ – 170 00 Prague Author bod architekti Photos Tomáš Slavík Jan Alexander Bednár Official opening 2020 Construction costs EUR 7 million


Modrice is a suburb of Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic. This is where a community centre with a triple sports hall, gymnastics room, swimming pool and guest room has been built. By embedding the sports hall halfway into the ground, the new building docks unobtrusively onto a historical building. Modrice has the appearance typical of a small town; the houses in Benešova street are one or two storeys high, and a few have three storeys. The newly built sports complex takes its cue from the height of the surrounding buildings, even though the hall has headroom of between 9 and 11 m, which is the height of a threestorey building. The hall is located at the very edge of the site between the railway line and the primary school. This way, the sports hall serves as a kind

of noise barrier without affecting the lighting conditions in the classrooms. The restaurant is now accommodated in the restored old building – as a reminder of the building‘s history. The sports complex has the ambition and potential to become a meeting place for the local community. The architecture of the building therefore seeks to communicate solidity, integrity and tranquillity, and the building is therefore designed as a calm edifice standing firmly on the ground. sb 1/2022

Harmony between buildings old and new The parts of the new building are modelled on the form of the historical building; their origin is even underlined by multiple repetition. At the same time, no new physical form has been created that could seem alien to or incongruous with the historical building. The façade facing the street is supplemented with the replication of the original building’s volume. The result is a building with the main entrance as the sole opening on the street side. sb 1/2022

The spatial concept is consistent with the surrounding buildings. The hall‘s large volume is mitigated by its subdivision into three equal-sized units. The subdivision of the building envelope is replicated in the division of the interior spaces. The large hall includes a large space for sports activities that can be split into three playing areas (for football or volleyball, for example).


The sports hall floor is 2.5 m lower than the entrance to the foyer. This reduces the overall height of the building above ground level, improves the building‘s thermal footprint and brings the height of the new structure into line with that of the original building. The entrance area is the complex’s hub The activities of the large sports hall are directly visible through a glazed frontage. From the foyer, users can access the gallery overlooking the sports hall and from there the changing rooms, gym and outdoor pitches. Also from the foyer, stairs lead down to the building‘s functional area containing further changing rooms and to 28

the swimming pool. The basement is directly connected to the primary school by an underground corridor, as use of the swimming pool is reserved primarily for pupils. The roof frame of the large hall is made of steel and clad with acoustic panels. The spacious skylights admit plenty of daylight. Wood is the dominant material for the sports flooring and the acoustic wall cladding, while the walls are otherwise made of concrete. The renovation of the façade of the historical building was based on photographs taken at the beginning of the 20th century. The façade of the new part of the building takes up this formal language with its horizontal lines. sb 1/2022

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Location Tampere, Finland Client/operator SRV Rakennus Oy Architect & Principal Designer Studio Libeskind US – 10038 New York Local partner ARCO Architecture Company Aihio Arkkitehdit Ice hockey boards Vepe Oy Author Studio Libeskind Photos Hufton + Crow Official opening December 2021


WRAPPED IN METAL SCREENS MULTI-PURPOSE ARENA IN TAMPERE The Nokia Arena sits atop Tampere’s railway tracks in the heart of the city. The mixed-use programme includes a multi-purpose ice hockey arena, a 273-room hotel and five m ­ ixed-use blocks topped by five residential towers. The urban-scale development creates a new livework-play complex and creates a connection between the historic city and the 20th century extension. Studio Libeskind, along with SRV Rakennus, and local partner ARCO ­Architecture Company / Aihio Arkkitehdit, have achieved LEED Gold, Nokia Arena being the second building to be completed on the mixed-use development site. It is located in a dynamic urban nexus that is the epitome of a thriving European city – where the railways reconnect on all axes with the new multi-purpose arena, and where the historic fabric all comes together. Once the

development is complete, it will stitch the urban fabric back together again, connecting East to West, creating a new vibrant hub of highquality living, working, leisure and culture for the city of Tampere and Finland. sb 1/2022

The arena, which occupies one fifth of the complex, has the capacity to accommodate 17,000 fans. With its c­ asino, bars and restaurant at deck level, the arena redefines its pivotal function as a hub for diverse urban activities. There is a total of approximately 82,000 m² of mixed-use ­programme area, including 64,500 m² of arena space, 5,800 m² for the practice hall and an 11,600 m² hotel with three roof-top saunas. sb 1/2022

Connecting the historic city “The Nokia Arena creates a new landmark for Tampere with an iconic, yet contextual, design that evokes the s­ pirit of the Finnish people,“ says architect Daniel Libeskind. “The arena serves as an anchor of the surrounding development and will create a vital connection within ­ the city and the country with its proximity to the railway tracks, which previously separated this neighbourhood 31

from the city. The dynamic shape of the building has been enhanced by the bands of metal slat screens that wrap the building in spiral movements,“ Libeskind adds. Spiral movements The curved building appears to consist of looped bands of metal screen. Studio Libeskind created a varied ­palette of cladding to break up the massing of the large arena that is tucked into the urban-scale development. The bold form is unified by a subtle range of cladding ­materials including black metal panels and black-washed concrete panels. A screen of anodised aluminium vertical slats in three neutral shades wraps around the façade of the arena. The highly sustainable design has achieved LEED Gold rating. Features include the high-density location that is well connected to public transport and highly walkable. The practice field features a green roof. 32

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Vepe Beta NextGen ice hockey boards raise the existing flexible board standard to a totally new level by making it possible to install LED screens in the whole set of boards. The new screens offer great new potential for visual effects and entertaining spectators in a spectacular way, as well as changing the whole concept of advertising and marketing in the boards themselves. “Videos and constantly changing content make it possible to use different content in advertising as well as in the game itself. The board screens support a variety of events, thus enabling visible and targeted content on an event-specific basis for just that audience and the moment it is intended for. This solution changes the behaviour of advertisers, clubs and arena organisations, and brings added value to all parties,” says Vepe CEO Antti Terkomaa. Jussi Maaniitty, Director of Digital Business of Nokia Arena, is excited about the new screen technology. “It’s great to be a pioneer of new technologies. In addition to advertisements, we can create something unique with the LED screens. It can mean different atmospheres at events, such as the Northern Lights at a dinner gala,” he envisions. Patent pending The LED screens in an ice hockey dasher board are exposed to violent blows, tackles and puck impacts against the boards. In the Vepe NextGen boards, however, the LED screens are installed very close to the playing surface, thus granting the best visual conditions and the best spectator sb 1/2022

experience from every seat. The starting point of design and development has been modern flexible boards that are of the utmost quality, user-friendly and safe – both for players and other users. “Integrating LED screens into flexible board frames on such a large scale has been a challenge. We have filed for a patent,” says Terkomaa. Ilves-Hockey and Tamhockey involved in the acquisition Finnish know-how led to the first-ever ice hockey dasher boards including more than 160 m of LED screens integrated into modern flexible boards. “We want to thank the Nokia Arena organisation, the main constructor SRV and the Tamhockey and Ilves-Hockey clubs for trusting in Vepe and having the courage to be the first in the world to take this step”, is Terkomaa’s appraisal. “Vepe LED boards will offer us new opportunities to make money and, most of all, to have screens that we can use in a comprehensive way at match events”, comments Risto Jalo, Managing Director of Ilves-Hockey. “With this innovative solution, all display surfaces in the Nokia Arena are now digital. It allows us a creative and flexible use of displays in marketing as well as in making the match events more exciting” says Tamhockey CEO Mika Aro. 33

Location Neutal, Austria Operator Neutal municipality Architects SOLID architecture ZT GmbH AT – 1100 Vienna Author SOLID architecture ZT Photos Kurt Kuball Official opening March 2020 Construction costs EUR 1.6 million


FOOTBALL GOAL BECOMES A STAGE NEUTAL HALL FOR SPORT AND CULTURE The hall for sport and culture in the municipality of Neutal resulted from a process in which the mayor and the municipal administration consulted with the population to define actual demand, requirements and wishes for the new community building. On the basis of these precisely defined parameters, a compact, functional and iconic building has been developed that satisfies all of these requirements as well as responding to local conditions. On a 23 x 37 m footprint, the playing and multi-purpose area based on a standard sports hall forms the centrepiece of the building. The concourse area positioned along one side serves as

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The separating barrier can be removed, thus creating a spacious area of 17 x 27 m for conferences and conventions. A curtain partition can be used to divide this area into two smaller, independent units. At one end of the playing area is a 9 x 5 m stage space. Through a simple conversion, the end wall can be opened towards the hall to create a spacious location for stage sb 1/2022

events for up to 300 visitors. Dividing the hall with the curtain partition provides a more intimate atmosphere for smaller events. Other necessary ancillary rooms are located on two levels at the ends of the hall, and here, too, the dual use of the areas has been pursued as far as possible. The visitors’ cloakroom also serves as a changing room for sports 35

clubs, and the artists’ dressing room doubles as a storage area for the hall seating. Effective daylight illumination The spacious skylight strips with shades each rest on two glulam beams at 45 degrees to each other, which, in addition to their structural function, also form large parts of the ceiling underside and, with their untreated 36

wooden surfaces, make a significant contribution to the room’s pleasant atmosphere. The shed-like wall elements of the building envelope derived from this load-bearing structure have a positive effect on the room acoustics and form a coherent, distinctive design scheme both internally and externally. All additional wall cladding required for the impact wall and acoustics is also made of wood. sb 1/2022

Prefabrication proves beneficial Because of the tight time schedule and sustainability requirements, timber construction was adopted as far as possible. The shed-like façade consists of prefabricated timber frame walls, which were delivered together with the glulam roof beams and the separating floors and installed on site within three weeks. The components in contact with the ground, such as the base slab and the sb 1/2022

annex partly built into the slope and containing the food & drink counter and sanitary rooms have been constructed with solid materials. This allocation of materials has also been retained in the interior, where the partition walls in the solid structure are constructed with plasterboard, not least because of the large scale of sanitary installation, whereas the partition walls in the hall are made entirely of solid wood. 37

Location Paris, France Client / operator City of Paris Architect & Principal Designer Archi5 FR – 75002 Paris Sports flooring Gerflor GmbH DE – 53840 Troisdorf Author Archi5 Photos Sergio Grazia Official opening 2020 Construction costs EUR 8.2 million


URBAN GARDEN FOR SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS GYMNASE POISSONNIERS SPORTS CENTRE IN PARIS The construction of the Gymnase Poissonniers responds to the need for a generation of versatile and flexible facilities and contributes to a new urban ecology in Paris. A lively attraction for the neighbourhood, the new sports centre creates an opening between the functions it hosts and neighbouring residents and therefore creates new synergies and a regeneration of the neighbourhood. The project’s appeal lies in its connection to the surrounding area, its proximity to nature and the potential of the functions that can develop there. A facility hosting an urban farm contributes to the challenges of today’s city. This sports centre offers the population a range of facilities and increases the scope for use. It is at the same time a sports facility, a garden and a place for urban agriculture. In order to serve as a point of reference for the district, the new sports hall

creates transparency between all functions and also towards residents. This transparency is expressed through the building’s connection with its surroundings and its unity with nature. The sports centre picks up on the central theme of nature, which is tangible for all visitors. It is sb 1/2022

reflected in both form and function and can be seen in all aspects and scales of the building. The site is a pivotal point between open landscape with expansive views and a classic cityscape to the south. On the edge of the railway tracks, the city extends over the loading space of the SNCF warehouses and opens up the landscape to the railway tracks to the east and the public garden to the west. This building is a viable solution from which the urban symbol of the urban farm will emerge. Upward movement The sports centre is structured by a play of layers that reveal transparencies and visual breakthroughs. These layers connect the frame to the ground and give the building an upward movement. The landscape project is laid out across sb 1/2022

the site in a single unit consisting of progressive sequences. The building becomes a hill that rises into the sky. The vegetation hugs the building, from the densest planting to a mineral soil at its highest elevations. The garden features three levels: the ground-level garden made of wood species adapted to the climatic conditions of Paris and selected for their robustness; then a high, mineral-rich space with beautiful viewpoints; and finally, the landscape terrace, which is a place for innovative urban agriculture. The rooms are bright and warm. The gymnasium and the multi-purpose room, which are clad in openwork wood, offer users a paradise of serenity. 39

Sports realm for new urban dwellers The facility also includes a health trail. This is made possible by a circular path that goes around the building and allows users to set their own goals. Due to its outdoor location, this walk is also ideal for a public that wants to exercise more independently and individually, as it is less restrictive than a gym. It corresponds to the sports practice of new urban dwellers who are looking for a jogging or exercise place near them, available without the need to register or book. Accessible to all, whether athletes or strollers, this walk allows everyone to approach the farm without disturbing its 40

operators. It reduces the boundaries between activities while admitting the breath of farming culture and capturing its changes throughout the seasons. The project complies with the requirements of the City of Paris climate plan by providing for a consumption of less than 50 kWh / m² / year. The heating system uses geothermal energy in an innovative way, as it is sheltered in the piles of the building. The implementation of the constant energy detection system in the depth of the ground therefore required no earthworks other than the drilling for the foundations. sb 1/2022

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Location Winchester, United Kingdom Client / Operator City of Winchester Architects LA Architects UK – BN7 3JW Lewes Author Mike Lawless Photos ©Hufton+Crow Official opening May 2021 Construction costs GBP 37.5 million (EUR 44 million)


NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND SPORTS AND LEISURE PARK IN WINCHESTER In the summer of 2017, LA architects came first in a decision competition for a new sports and leisure park in the 2000-year-old city of Winchester in southern England. It was a capital of Anglo-Saxon England in its day and has always been a place of learning, knowledge and education. The client requested something new and innovative – a building and sports park linking the university, the city council, a range of charities and the people of Winchester. The new centre is located in an existing sports park adjacent to the University of Winchester sports stadium. It is a modern, well-designed and fully accessible building that offers the local community a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports and leisure activities. The design focuses on bringing light and views into the centre to enliven each space and connect it to the wider site.

Carried out during the pandemic The building was designed and built during the Covid-19 pandemic, when the whole country was at a standstill. Completed in May 2021, the building complex has been designed to be an inclusive, inspiring and welcoming place for all people, regardless of their cultural background, gender, economic status and especially regardsb 1/2022

less of their abilities and impairments. Since opening, the project has quickly become the most successful national operator project in the United Kingdom, despite lockdowns. Features include a 50-m eight-lane swimming pool with movable floor and boom to cater for elite athletes and competitors. It also has a children’s paddling pool and a 10 m x 20 m teaching pool with a movable floor. In partnership with the Pinder Trust, the centre also incorporates a brand new hydrotherapy suite, with a fully equipped hydrotherapy pool, treatment rooms and two changing rooms, for community members with disabilities or those recovering from injury. sb 1/2022

User group participation The large sports hall is also designed to be inclusive and enables sporting activities for all people, regardless of impairments. It enables sporting competitions at a high level. The centre is connected to the university’s athletics stadium and outdoor hockey, football and playgrounds. All facilities were designed in collaboration with a group of people with disabilities who are, for example, paralysed, blind or have mental disabilities – true to the motto “No one is left behind”. For more formal training, the building has a large gym, which again allows and encourages activities for all ages, fitness levels and all types of disabilities. Two exercise 43

studios, a spinning studio, four squash courts, a climbing facility, an eight-court multi-purpose sports hall and a restaurant complete the offer. The operation of the centre is being monitored and is currently showing a level of success that far exceeds the expectations of the city council, stakeholders and the 44

community, which now has a truly forward-looking building in its historic city. Winchester Sports and Leisure Park was designed to be a highly sustainable building and is one of the “greenest” leisure centres in the United Kingdom with a BREEAM rating of “excellent”. sb 1/2022

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ACTIVITIES IN NATURE IN- AND OUTDOORS OM NURSERY IN HITACHI-OMIYA, IBARAKI Location Hitachi-Omiya, Ibaraki, Japan Client / operator WB Social Welfare Corporation Architects HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro + KIDS DESIGN LABO Author Kaho Hayakawa Photos Toshinari Soga (studio BAUHAUS) Official opening August 2020 Construction costs JPY 572 million (EUR 4.4 million)


The OM nursery is surrounded by rice fields and forests. Contact with beautiful and abundant nature helps children develop healthy bodies and inventive minds. This is how the concept of a house that provides warmth for the children was born, inspired by a greenhouse and designed by HIBINOSEKKEI and Youji no Shiro and the KIDS DESIGN LABO. In addition, the facility offers five activities to activate children and to lay the foundations for healthy physical exercise behaviour in the future. This project addresses the problematic decline in children‘s physical activity. Recently, the number of children playing indoors and using electrical equipment has increased, while the number of public parks in Japan has decreased. In a survey, more than 90 % of parents said that their children play outside much less compared to when they themselves were young. However, physical activity habits in childhood have a great influence on later physical performance. The foundations for healthy exercise habits must therefore be laid in childhood.

Five opportunities to get moving Normally, the standard corridor width of children‘s facilities is 1.2 m. However, the corridor of this facility has a width of 2.8 m, which is more than double the standard. This way, the children can obtain sufficient exercise even indoors, and rainy days are no longer a restriction to movement. Moreover, since the classroom is open to the wide corridor, the children can extend their play from the classroom to the corridor. sb 1/2022

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The climbing net encourages children to be physically active. This play equipment encourages many physical movements that are part of the basic movement sequences that children should master in early childhood, such as grasping, crawling, hanging, climbing, and supporting their own weight. Children can play in a pool at any time of the year. Depending on the season, they can create different games. For example, in summer they can play with water and in autumn they can collect fallen leaves in the pool and invent their own games. 48

By designing the bathroom as a play space, it has become a place where the children feel comfortable and enjoy visiting. Facing the courtyard, the bathroom is bright and cosy and has many steps that encourage play. Among the pilotis between the classroom and the parents‘ care room, the children can play on rainy days, and in the hot summer they can escape the strong sunlight. There, they can also play with water and mud and move around without having to worry about keeping things clean. sb 1/2022

Outdoor feeling even indoors The shape of the surrounding fields creates a corridor in the middle, which is laid out like a footpath between rice fields. The ceiling light conveys the feeling of being in nature, even when indoors. The use of metal for the exterior suggests that children are strongly protected. The use of natural materials for the interior creates a warm atmosphere.

ground, where they can experience nature up close, they can cover long distances without interruption and move around in a playful way. In this way, the nursery in the rice fields not only blends into its surroundings, but is also the focal point of the local community here. Like a warm greenhouse that raises seedlings, this facility watches over the children and develops their physical skills and inventive minds.

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ANCESTRAL CRAFTSMANSHIP MEETS MODERN CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES Location Bali, Indonesia Client / operator Green School Bali Architects IBUKU Author IBUKU Photos Tommaso Riva Sasha de Laage Official opening 2021


THE ARC OPEN-AIR HALL AT GREEN SCHOOL BALI The design solution is an unprecedented structure which is an incredible piece of bamboo architecture. The Arc is the newest gymnasium building on campus at the world-renowned Green School in Bali, Indonesia. IBUKU has pioneered a new design vocabulary, making its own rules along the way. The school has a 14-year history of breaking boundaries and expanding horizons. The Arc is the newest benchmark in that history, raising the bar for sustainable education. The first building of its kind ever made, The Arc at Green School is built from a series of intersecting 14 m tall bamboo arches spanning 19 m, interconnected by anticlastic gridshells which derive

their strength from curving in two opposite directions. Like the ribs of a mammal’s chest The Arc employs one of nature’s greatest strategies for creating large spaces with minimal structure. Within a human ribcage, a series of ribs working in compression are held in place by sb 1/2022

a tensioned flexible layer of muscle and skin. This creates a thin but strong encasement for the lungs.

gridshells appear to hang from the arches, they actually hold them up.

In the case of The Arc, arches working in compression are held in place by tensioned anticlastic gridshells. These fields of gridshells appear to drape across the spaces between impossibly thin arches soaring overhead, giving a whimsy, intimacy and beauty to the space. Although the

The Arc’s counterintuitive orchestration of geometry brings the structure into a state of equilibrium, which means a dramatically decreased necessity for structural material. This also means an unprecedented inner volume with an impossibly thin structure and without any distracting trusses.

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Location Davos, Switzerland Client / operator Davos municipality Architects Marques Architekten AG CH – 6006 Luzern Ice hockey boards Ice resurfacer engo GmbH IT – 39040 Vahrn Author Marques Photos Ruedi Walti Completion refurbishment 2020 Construction costs CHF 25.5 million (EUR 25 million)


NEW FAÇADES WITH FINE ARTICULATION REFURBISHMENT AND EXTENSION OF DAVOS ICE STADIUM The ice stadium is located in the centre of the Swiss municipality of Davos in the canton of Graubünden and is home to HC Davos ice hockey club. Originally constructed in 1979, the building was in need of extensive refurbishment. Following the designs of Marques ­Architekten, the refurbishment was carried out in three stages during the summer months while the stadium was in operation. For the ice hockey boards and the ice resurfacing ­machine, the operators chose engo, the specialist for ice sports equipment. In terms of its urban context, the refurbished Davos ice stadium is part of the public buildings in the Kurgarten resort park. The docked-on ­volume of the walkway on the first floor communicates better spatially with its surroundings and mediates in scale between the large hall and the surrounding buildings. The project harmonises the additions and structures of the main building that have accumulated over the decades.

Walkway creates connections The introduction of the surrounding octagonal volume creates an all-connecting walkway. The originally symmetrical hall is extended to the north in favour of the new space, where the new main entrance is also located. Via the walkway on the first floor, users can move from area to area and find the associated snack bars and shared spaces. sb 1/2022

Stages of refurbishment 2018 - 2020

The four polycarbonate façades in the gable roofs have yielded to new, finely articulated wooden façade s­ urfaces. Adapted to the spatial requirements, they are glazed on the north and south sides and closed on the east and MARQUES ARCHITEKTEN AG west. Behind them, the stands have been built back to Rankhofstrasse 3 6006 CH-Luzern Tel +41 (0)41 420 19 19 the primary structure and spatially optimised. The new ­galleries are located in the east and west sections. In the north and south sections, there are rooms for catering ­activities, boxes, administration and media. sb 1/2022

Nature-based use of materials The deliberate reduced use of materials incorporates the original and unaltered structures into the design. The ­reduction to such simple and natural materials as wood and concrete reinforces the hall’s original character, both Eisstadion | Davos Etappierungs-Schema inside and out. Davos ice stadium is a building that is shaped by its location and its high-altitude alpine environment. 53


Location Los Angeles, CA, USA Client / operator Valley Beth Shalom Architects Abramson Architects US – CA 90016, Los Angeles Author Abramson Architects Photos Tom Bonner Official opening 2020


Originally established in 1950, Valley Beth Shalom’s mission is to enrich the lives of its community while fostering personal growth. Mostly untouched since the 1980s, its campus needed a significant overhaul to accommodate the growing number of younger families joining their conservative Jewish community. The new Howard and Irene Levine Community Center by Abramson Architects is a contemporary extension to the evolving campus. A nexus within Valley Beth Shalom’s dense urban campus, the Levine Center is a 16-houra-day space responding to its previously unmet religious, academic and athletic needs. The facility provides a new indoor gymnasium and mezzanine level for yoga and other wellness activities. The voluminous space also transforms easily into an auditorium for performances or a sanctuary during high holidays. The exterior materials are rooted in two primary sources that are prevalent throughout the cam-

pus. Concrete blocks 10 cm long recall the darker hues and proportions of existing multi-tonal brick façades found on the adjacent classroom buildings. A series of custom-designed 3D fibre-reinforced polymer panels that clip onto the wall are an abstraction of existing 3D brick found on campus. In addition to acting as a rainscreen and improving the building’s thermal performance, the custom panels create a living façade showcasing the interplay of light and shade. sb 1/2022

Complex lighting challenges Creating a large, day-lit space that supports multiple uses while adhering to stringent California seismic codes was one of the most significant challenges. To accomplish this, the designer modelled a complex space frame system spanning the entire building volume. The triangulated members allow for a continuous clerestory around the perimeter of the building while maintaining the structural diaphragm. Triangular pop-up windows introduce additional lighting from the north, thus mitigating glare. sb 1/2022

Creating ample cross-ventilation To maintain the floating ceiling’s delicate appearance, the heating and air conditioning ductwork is integrated beneath the mezzanine level. Vents set into a Baltic-birch-faced ledge provide the velocity needed to force air deep into space. The sliding glass storefront on the east and west façades permits indoor/outdoor connections and creates ample cross-ventilation. From the outside, the structure appears perched atop the concrete block wall. New landscaping and lighting activate the public realm along the long site wall. 55

Location Überlingen, Germany Client / operator City of Überlingen Architects wulf architekten DE – 70174 Stuttgart Sports flooring Gerflor GmbH DE – 53840 Troisdorf Sports hall equipment Spieth Gymnastics GmbH DE – 73776 Altbach Profiled glass LAMBERTS LINIT® EcoGlass Glasfabrik Lamberts GmbH & Co. KG DE – 95632 Wunsiedel Author wulf architekten Photos Brigida González Official opening September 2020 Construction costs about EUR 24 million


MESH-CLAD STRUCTURE ON LAKE CONSTANCE SPORTS CENTRE FOR ÜBERLINGEN SCHOOL CAMPUS For the school campus in Überlingen, a master plan has been developed for the area of two secondary schools, the Realschule and Gymnasium. The centrepiece of the school campus is the sports centre comprising a triple-court sports hall, artistic gymnastics hall, ball sports hall and outdoor playing fields. It provides ideal conditions for sports lessons as well as for ­competitions and sports events and is also used by Überlingen’s sports clubs. The sports hall is an atmospheric, elegant standalone building. The ground floor is designed as a glazed joint and emphasises the sports centre‘s public function. The façade of white expanded metal has a delicate appearance. The insulated reinforced concrete exterior walls have been faced with white-coated corrugated aluminium sheeting, in which individual window strips are integrated to admit light. Suspended in front of the corrugated sheeting is large-meshed expanded metal. This envelope unifies the façade and gives it depth. The entrances are accentuated by undercuts. The strikingly folded hall roof, which emerges out of the cube as a wooden zigzag configu-

ration, structures the building and mediates with the neighbouring, smaller-scale residential buildings. The slim roof structure consists of ten tilted lattice girders of glulam trusses clad with boards on both sides to create the zigzag geometry. The slab effect is achieved with the aid of the two-sided boarding with laminated veneer lumber panels which, in combination with the continuous top and bottom chords, yield a load-bearing structure. The building is accessed from the north, east and west. The prominent two-way staircase inside the building also underlines the idea of an open building that references the public space and the neighbouring schools. sb 1/2022

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Stacked functions In order to accommodate five sports halls of different sizes in a clearly delineated structure and to minimize the footprint, the functions have been stacked: the base, designed as a transparent joint, houses the foyer, the triple-court sports hall and the stands arranged along the sides. From here, the competition hall is clearly visible, and there are exciting views of the surrounding schools and playing fields. The ball sports hall and the artistic gymnastics hall with ancillary rooms have been placed on the upper floor, where a continuous strip of windows ensures sufficient daylight. Apart from the roof, the load-bearing structure is made of reinforced concrete. A construction of prestressed flanged beams forms the ceiling above the triple-court hall in the basement. Here, the reinforced concrete girders are enclosed by a circumferential ring beam that distributes the loads to V-columns on the ground floor. The spectator stand and triple-court hall are designed without supports; prestressed 32 m long in-situ concrete ceiling girders span the stand and hall. The spaces between the girders accommodate both the hall services and the sound-absorbing, laminated insulation panels, and are draped with delicate expanded metal, so that inspections of the spaces are possible at any time as required. sb 1/2022


Expanded metal, fair-face concrete and glass The design of the building‘s interior is also dominated by white expanded metal and fair-faced concrete as well as extensive glazing, thus creating light-flooded rooms with an inviting and peaceful atmosphere and a high quality of stay. In the public areas, the interior walls are largely left untreated, i.e. with exposed concrete. The side walls of the sports halls are faced with an impact-resistant wall system. This has an area-elastic substructure of wooden slats and cladding of wood-based panels, which are either painted or covered with white stained veneer. Up to a height of 2 m it is micro-perforated. This helps to reduce the reverberation time and is necessary for physical reasons. Sustainability throughout The footprint has been minimised to keep the area of sealed ground as small as possible. As a rule, heavy-­ duty materials with a long service life have been used. The expanded metal façade is capable of ageing and is easy to maintain. For the façade, building ­ materials have been used (expanded metal, small metal parts) that can be returned to the building cycle. Trees and other vegetation have been planted in the surrounding grounds. 57



Frank Brodmerkel Seccua GmbH, DE-82362 Weilheim,

Sports facilities with their sanitary and shower areas are a place where water hygiene should always be a priority. This is all the more true during the current pandemic, when many people have become more cautious and sensitive to potential risks of infection. In order to be able to give its customers a good feeling of security in this respect at all times, a fitness and health studio at Lake Starnberg near Munich, Germany not only had mobile air sterilisation devices installed for the reopening after the lockdowns, but also the high-performance drinking water filters from Seccua GmbH for treating the tap water in the entire studio. The Covid-19 pandemic has made consumers even more aware of hygiene and health care. After the past lockdowns, many people are insecure and therefore particularly cautious. In order to be able to offer her customers not only an attractive but also a particularly safe environment for their fitness training, Rosemarie Döllinger, owner of the Tutzing fitness and health club Life Competence, decided to implement a comprehensive hygiene concept that goes far beyond the legal requirements. 58

Started 40 years ago as a small beauty and figure studio, Life Competence has developed into a modern fitness and health club. Directly on the shore of Lake Starnberg near Munich, Life Competence today offers course rooms, high-quality strength training and endurance equipment, an attractive sauna and wellness area as well as showers, changing rooms and sanitary facilities on an area of about 1,000 m2.

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Their fitness club was also affected by the Corona lockdown in Germany, and the rooms were closed for months. Accordingly, the plumbing in sanitary rooms/toilets and changing rooms/showers was not in daily use. Despite regular water tapping and flowing through the pipes to reduce the risk of germs in the drinking water pipes and installations, this could not guarantee proper drinking water hygiene after such a long interruption of operations. This concerns above all the occurrence of legionella. Eliminating the risk of legionella in showers Although legionella is a natural constituent of drinking water, the bacteria multiply rapidly under the right conditions, such as stagnant water and temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius in the often widely ramified piping system of sports facilities. They enter the human lungs with water droplets or steam, for example when showering, in a steam bath or through humidifiers in air-conditioning systems. This can lead to infection and to Legionnaires‘ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, especially in older and immunocompromised people. But even exhausted persons, such as athletes, can easily become infected. According to the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), the umbrella organisation of German sports, there are about 11,000 sports halls, 18,000 sports fields, 49,000 sb 1/2022

tennis courts and 38,400 other sports facilities in Germany, most of them with corresponding sanitary facilities and changing rooms/showers, which could also be affected by the problem of poor drinking water hygiene. In April 2020, the DOSB itself pointed out the „Legionella danger in unused sports facilities“. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there were over 1,000 identified and reported cases of legionellosis in Germany each year (1,443 cases in 2018), according to the Robert Koch Institute, resulting in over 63 deaths (equivalent to 4 %). However, experts from the German Competence Network for Community-Acquired Pneumonias (CAPNETZ) believe that the number of unreported cases is around 15,000 to 30,000 cases of legionellosis per year, which is due to the fact that appropriate diagnostics are too rarely initiated and therefore many lung diseases are not recognised as legionnaires‘ disease. Regulations require „measures to restore hygienically safe conditions“ In order to ensure drinking water hygiene at all times, the German Drinking Water Regulation (TrinkWV) stipulates that in the case of interruptions of use in public spaces such as sports facilities of more than four weeks, microbiological examinations and, if necessary, further „measures to restore the hygienically safe condition“ are necessary before the facilities 59

can be put back into operation, in addition to proper flushing. This timeframe had long been exceeded by the seven-month phase of the lockdown in winter 2020/21. In order to be able to ensure that her customers would not be endangered by inadequate water hygiene and a contamination of the pipes by legionella and bacteria when she reopened, the owner of the fitness studio, Rosemarie Döllinger, sought an up-to-date water test by a testing laboratory. During an internet research, Mrs. Döllinger became aware of the filtration solutions of the Upper Bavarian company Seccua. Seccua GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the globally active filter specialist MANN+HUMMEL and a global innovation and technology leader for standardised membrane filter systems for the treatment of drinking water. As the operator of a sports studio with constant public traffic, she is responsible - independently of Corona - for water hygiene in her sanitary rooms and showers. A solution that works safely in the long term therefore seemed particularly sustainable to her. Conventional methods of disinfection not sufficient Because once a pipe network is contaminated with legionella and other pathogens, conventional measures such as thermal disinfection (i.e. heating at water temperatures in the system of at least 65°C) or chemical disinfection with chlorine dioxide are hardly sufficient to eliminate them sustainably. The reason: a biofilm on the inner pipe walls of a building‘s pipe network offers pathogens optimal protection. Measures such as flushing with hot water or chlorine are therefore always only effective to a limited extent. 60

Seccua solutions as a firewall for drinking water hygiene To avoid all uncertainties regarding bacterial contamination or legionella problems in sports facilities, Seccua recommends the installation of Seccua filters for drinking water treatment at the point of entry, i.e. the point where water enters the building from the public pipe network. This is because Seccua filtration acts like a firewall and keeps legionella and other pathogens out. Membrane filtration with filter pores of only 0.002 micrometres reliably removes all legionella and other pathogens, and does so with very low energy requirements. A corresponding Seccua filter system would therefore provide a lasting solution to the problem of germs in the pipe network of her fitness club. So Mrs. Döllinger turned to the Seccua team. Individual conception of the water filter system Together, they analysed the exact needs for the size and water consumption of the studio and the individual water situation on site. The task was to master the special challenges with regard to the many consumers (20 showers, foot baths, splash showers), taking into account the high water consumption (about 800 m3 of water in 2019) and an associated pressure loss over three floors. All sanitary facilities and tapping points should be supplied with filtered drinking water in the future. Based on the needs analysis and a site inspection to know the installation situation on site, the Seccua team designed the size and layout of the system.

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„From the very beginning, the Seccua team took care of all aspects of planning and implementation, both by telephone and later on site,“ says Mrs. Döllinger, praising the cooperation. „At the same time, I always had the good feeling of a professional and needs-based implementation of the concept for my studio.“ The system installed in the Life Competence fitness and health club consists of three Seccua UrSpring BeWell water filter systems connected in parallel, each with a capacity of 15 litres/minute and a peak output of 42 litres/minute. Seccua water filtration systems are based on completely natural water filtration, i.e. it is a purely mechanical filtration process without any irradiation or the addition of chemicals. Seccua ultrafiltration is based on membrane technology from the medical field of dialysis. It reliably removes legionella and other pathogens as well as turbidity and rust from the drinking water, thus ensuring hygienically perfect water quality. Important minerals such as calcium or magnesium remain in the water after filtration, the water retains its natural balance. In the past, Rosemarie Döllinger had already had a softening system installed to protect her taps from calcification. The Seccua filtration was now installed after the softening system, because basically any type of filter or treatment can be a potential source of germs. Of course, this does not apply to ultrafiltration, as its membrane removes 99.99999 % of all bacteria, parasites and up to 99.99 % of all viruses, leaving only hygienically clean water flowing downstream. The cartridge configurations of Seccua filtration are patented in sb 1/2022

the EU and the USA. As a reliable barrier against bacteria, viruses, parasites and other micro-organisms, ultrafiltration also works more efficiently than chlorine or even UV irradiation systems, which often cannot effectively combat viruses and bacteria when the water is highly turbid. The installation of Seccua‘s Urspring systems at Life Competence took place within only three days at the house water inlet behind the softening system. The cramped space situation in the basement of the studio required that the three Urspring units were installed in an adjacent side room, from where the treated water then goes back into the distribution system. The automated self-cleaning of the Urspring BeWell is done by backwashing, usually once a day at a set time. However, the system also detects higher levels of contamination and would automatically backwash if necessary. The water consumption per system and flush is about 10 to 15 litres. The Urspring BeWell is virtually maintenance-free; a filter change about every three years can easily be done by the user. „The focus of my decision for Seccua was safety for my customers, but of course also for me as the operator,“ Rosemarie Döllinger explains her decision to use the ultrafiltration system from Seccua. „Especially in times like these, my customers do not want to compromise on health protection. I am highly satisfied with the system, which uses no chemicals and works sustainably. I can only advise every operator of public sports facilities or pools to turn to Seccua with their individual requirements in confidence.“ 61



TVS Group, Haslingden, Lancashire, UK.

Students at the University of Kent can now practice and play on one of the world’s finest basketball courts – just like the stars of America’s hugely popular NBA League. Lesson learned! Kent is the first university in the UK to have a MFMA PUR-certified and EN14904-compliant Robbins Sports Surfaces solid maple wood floor. UK-based partner TVS Group took care of the installation. Robbins Sports Surfaces is well known across North America. Founded in 1894, it is a preferred supplier of competition and training surfaces to a significant number of leading teams in the billion-dollar National Basketball Association (NBA). Of the last 27 NBA Championships contested, 22 were won by teams who play and / or train on Robbins Sports Surfaces courts. The TVS Group / Robbins partnership was chosen after an exhaustive evaluation by the University of Kent with quality, longevity and performance being major factors in the final decision along with the need to meet stringent international and UK sports standards. For example, the new 62

Robbins court in Canterbury is expected to last between 50-75 years! The long-term benefits also include the active reduction of injuries and player fatigue through the Robbins maximum vibration protection (MVP) patented system. “After around two decades of use as a multi-sport facility, the university’s old court was badly in need of an upgrade,” explained TVS’ sports surfacing specialist Jason Lewis-Lamb. “A survey revealed significant issues with the sub-floor which had caused failures in the existing floor and needed to be rectified.” Maple wood flooring from sustainable sources Before installation work could commence TVS Group had to remove the well-worn sprung parquet timber floor which was showing significant cracking and movement. sb 1/2022

What they found beneath was an unstable and uneven substructure which needed to be repaired and levelled with a new concrete screed. The new base was left for several weeks to dry out completely before being retested. To ensure that the new maple wood floor would not be subject to any future damp issues, a moisture-proof membrane was laid on top of the screed. In the meantime, timber for the project had already arrived from Robbins Sports Surfaces in the United States and had been left to acclimatise to the site conditions. The American company only selects its maple from sustainable sources and during manufacture aims to maximise the use of raw materials to reduce impact on the environment. The US grows six times more hardwoods than are harvested each year. In the next stage, base panels were laid out, leaving room for expansion both between the panels and around the perimeter edges, before being mechanically fixed to the subfloor. To these panels TVS added 9 mm hardwood plywood installed at a 45-degree angle. Mechanically fixed and glued, they add strength and stability to the construction. Customized look Finally, using a hidden nail technique, it was time for the maple boards to be installed from the centre of the court outwards to ensure that they lined up with the game lines. Once cleaned, sanded to a smooth finish, cleaned again and sb 1/2022

eventually sealed with a water-based sealant, TVS was able to apply the individual court markings. A custom graphic “University of Kent” - was added before two final coats of hardwearing sports grade lacquer were applied, and edge details, skirting boards and door trims provided to complete the finishing touches. The sub-structure work and the new flooring installation was completed by TVS Group within six working weeks. In addition to basketball, TVS Group also ensured that specific markings were added for netball and badminton to ensure that the new court could continue to be used as a multi-sport facility. Performance, safety and comfort for years to come The MVP (Maximum Vibration Protection) floor installed at the University of Kent campus is not only striking to look at, it is one of the most innovative on the market, d ­ elivering levels of performance, safety and comfort which are to the very highest standards. Robbins’ MVP design optimises biomechanical interaction between athlete and floor in several significant ways. Firstly, it minimises vibration, ­secondly it provides uniformity of performance and thirdly it helps to reduce player fatigue and injury. With Kent University’s new court, every dribble will feel the same, every ball will rebound and sound the same. Players can expect to get maximum and consistent support and ­safety from the new surface for years to come. 63



Dr. Schutz Group, DE – 53175 Bonn,

With the smart all-in-one solutions from Dr. Schutz, sports hall floors can be renovated in five perfectly ­coordinated steps. Using its Sports Floor System, the entire hall floor is fully upgraded in just a few days ­without having to tear out the existing flooring. This not only eliminates a great deal of cost and effort, but also saves a lot of waste and material. When upgrading facilities used by the public, it is often ­necessary to weigh up methods in terms of their sustainability. Dr. Schutz has had this consideration scientifically tested: with the result that a renovation with the Floor Remake System reduces CO2 emissions by 98 % over the installation of a new floor. And the cost aspect is also impressive, as the streamlined method costs only a fraction of the price of a new floor.

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Certified sustainability: a calculation demonstrating CO2 savings and lasting protection CO2 savings: In order to quantify the sustainability of its floor renovation system, Dr. Schutz commissioned an expert opinion from the German Institute for Sustainability and Economics. It wanted to find out how much CO2 can be saved by renovation using the Floor Remake System compared to the installation of new flooring. The simple answer is 98 %. Tearing out old floors creates a lot of waste that has to be disposed of at great expense. The production of new floor coverings and the logistics associated with their installation also add to the carbon footprint. All of the Dr. Schutz Group’s systems are produced in ­Germany, and the raw materials and primary products exclusively in Europe. A photovoltaic system on the roof of the plant also meets almost all of the electricity needs of production. Waste is virtually eliminated by the renovation process. Lasting protection: The on-top PU finish hermetically seals the floor and protects it from scratches and dirt penetration. This means that simple cleaning with suitable cleaning agents (like the Dr. Schutz PU Cleaner) will be sufficient for many years. The annual thorough deep clean with the removal of old care layers and the application of new can be avoided completely. This not only saves many litres of water and cleaning chemicals, but also prevents microplastics washed out of the care layers from entering the water cycle in the first place. 64

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The initial situation Year-long heavy-duty use wears out sport hall floors. Resin ­residues from balls and abrasion from shoes cause u ­ nsightly streaks, equipment leaves scratches, and the colours and lines fade. The rough surface is almost impossible to clean. Worse still, the surface loses its non-slip properties, ­exposing users to the serious risk of injury.

Step 1: Deep cleaning The Sports Floor System by Dr. Schutz starts with the wet deep cleaning of the existing floor. With the appropriate machine, the floor is thoroughly processed mechanically, with the added cleaning agent providing the desired extra effect: in sports halls, the special handball resin remover, in addition to a general cleaner, is the product of choice for shifting these stubborn residues.

Step 2 (optional): Floor repairs Should the floor show such severe damage such as deep scratches, open joints or uneven areas, these can be filled and sanded with the Prep and Repair System to ensure a smooth surface for the subsequent steps.

Step 3: Applying field colours Coloured water based PU coatings offer a wide choice across the entire spectrum of sports floor colours, giving the floor and its playing areas brilliant base colours. After the full-surface colour coat, it is also possible to apply design elements such as logos or club crests, for example.

Step 4: Line markings Very few sports floors can do without line markings. With its Floor and Sports Liner, Dr. Schutz has the right device for positioning them individually and masking them with ­maximum precision in the shortest possible time. The lines are then applied in the colour suiting the sports that are played in the hall.

Step 5: On-top protection Finally, the floor is hermetically sealed with a ­transparent permanent PU seal coating. This provides the playing fields and especially the newly applied lines with lasting ­protection from abrasion, scratches and colour fading. The perfectly protected surface prevents dirt from becoming ­ingrained and is easy to clean. Exhibiting the appropriate slip r­esistance class and the matching gloss, the flooring complies with DIN 18032 and EN-14904 for sports floors.

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More than just a look behind the scenes: the South Tyrolean specialist in high-quality ice resurfacing machines allows customers to actively contribute to the assembly of their new service vehicles. The ice experts of Patinoire Kockelscheuer in Luxemburg spent two years looking for the perfect ice resurfacer that would tick all of their boxes. “We gave ourselves a lot of time to find our bearings in the market and visited a number of manufacturers. In the end, we decided on WM ice technics. Their innovative approach and beautifully designed ice resurfacers with their excellent handling, convenient maintenance and easy access to all functions impressed us all the way,” explains manager Lex Fautsch. The group from Luxemburg chose the high-performance Mammoth to prepare the ice in their arena to perfection. The Patinoire Kockelscheuer ice arena is home to a main hall with 2,200-visitor capacity, an 1800 m2 ice rink and a 450 m2 curling rink, annexed by a second ice rink with a 66

surface of 1,800 m2 and 450-visitor capacity. Alongside ice hockey, other sports practised in the arena include curling, figure skating, ice dance, short-track and ice stock sport. Inspiring exchange between manufacturer and users The six Luxemburgers – Pierre, Max, Sergio, Kim, Kevin A. and Kevin S. – also found an opportunity that they couldn’t let slip by. In the last two weeks of July 2021, they travelled down to the WM ice technics production site in South Tyrol, where the design, construction and assembly of their ice resurfacers are all carried out under one roof. Together with the skilled WM team, they themselves helped to put their ice resurfacer together. Bolt by bolt and part by part, the ice experts set to assembling under the watchful eye of the WM ice technics staff. sb 1/2022

“The thing that fascinated us most was the family ­atmosphere in a young, motivated team, their forthright approach and the efficient cooperation. We received an answer to our every question, and there were no secrets. Technical minutiae were explained to us meticulous detail, and background information was clarified,” the ice expert reports. “The experience of being personally involved in the construction of an ice resurfacer has been one of the best of my professional life. You see which part belongs where, and can therefore easily fix simple problems if they arise.” In the meantime, the WM Mammoth has arrived at the ice stadium in Kockelscheuer. “And now, seeing our hand-­ crafted machine on the ice is amazing. After all, we worked on it ourselves!”

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for their skills in innovation and this is reflected in the many practical details, including integrated edgers, automatic mode and the entire concept of their vehicles. And it is with these skills that the young, motivated team have developed, to name but two, the WM Autopilot system which allows the ice resurfacer to carry out ice preparation independently, and the highly manoeuvrable WM Pinguino which cleans and ­resurfaces temporary and smaller ice rinks to flawless perfection. WM ice technics attach the highest importance to user-friendliness and ease of use and are the only company to have their vehicles type-tested by Suva, the independent certification organisation based in Switzerland. Among other criteria, this certification guarantees safety during use and ergonomic features that far surpass the minimum legal requirements. The company’s international sales network with local maintenance partners ensures on-site customer care that you can depend on. A service that the Luxemburg ice experts are not likely to use very often: after all, they know their Mammoth like the backs of their hands. 67



ISS GmbH, DE – 63263 Neu-Isenburg, left: Mark Nelson, right: Imago

With decades of good and reliable work, ISS Ice, Sports & Solar has managed to position itself in the world of ice technology with its own unique selling proposition. The company with locations in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt and Borna near Leipzig is in demand worldwide wherever ice quality and sustainability are concerned. Quality, not quantity, is the guiding principle. Whether for ice hockey, curling, speed skating or public skating, the ICEGRID® system developed and patented by CEO Said Hakim meets every requirement in terms of ice quality and sustainability. Many institutions, associations and clubs such as the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB), USA Curling, German Ice Hockey League (DEL2), World Curling Tour, Curling Zone, Löwen Frankfurt, EC Kitzbühel and many more have been persuaded of this. As official ice technology partners, they are in constant contact with the ISS research and development department. Thanks to the constant feedback from the field, this yields a classic winwin situation. Internal training Said Hakim took over the family business from his father ten years ago. With a strong and loyal team, ISS has been a proud pioneer and innovation leader for over five decades. Its internal training system, in which all employees pass through all technical departments in the company, places 68

emphasis on making the complexity of the work and the importance of the perfect meshing of all the various skills second nature to everyone. This is particularly important, as the company offers not only its ICERACK® and ICEGRID® ice rinks, self-made dasher boards (TÜV-certified/for p ­ ublic skating only) and ICEPRO hockey boards, but also the customized construction of chillers, air-conditioning units and heating systems in its air conditioning and refrigeration ­department. At the same time, each specialist also sees himself as an all-rounder and part of the supply chain. Without staff turnover, the wealth of knowledge is passed on. Even the customer senses the excellent working atmosphere in which the employees assist each other and with pride. Technology pioneer and trailblazer ISS looks back proudly on decades as a pioneer. Back in 1970s, the invention of the EPDM solar absorber won many sb 1/2022

awards. Another landmark is the invention of the indirectly cooled ice rink with the EPDM ice mat in 1981, thousands of which have been installed worldwide and evidently inspired imitation by the competition. And then there are innovations in air-conditioning technology, the invention of the ICEGRID® system and the ongoing refinement of all products. The ICEGRID® system Here the experience with the EPDM ice mat played an ­important role. It was possible to combine the strengths of the indirectly cooled system with those of the directly cooled system in order to improve energy efficiency and ­operational reliability. It is ideal for the construction of new stadiums and the upgrading or refurbishing of existing ones. With ICEGRID® Classic (plastic tube) and ICEGRID® Plus+ (stainless steel), the customer has the choice. With the ­ICEGRID® Multicourt upgrade, he/she can choose between multi-floor and artificial turf. Both are an integral part of ICEGRID® and do not need to be installed or removed. ­ICEGRID® Classic was developed to be permanently installed for decades to come. „Semi-permanent“ use with removal and later reinstallation is, however, also possible, as it is not filled with concrete, sand or the like. sb 1/2022

Best practice example: Curling Club Lausanne Arena refurbishment 2022 In summer, the ICEGRID® ice rink will be built on the old concrete slab. At the end of the winter, the surface will be dismantled and stored to permit the extension and reconstruction with a new roof and enlargement of the ice surface. Afterwards, the ICEGRID® surface will be reinstalled, inclusive of the extension. The training hall of the Helios Arena of the „Wildwings“ in Villingen-Schwenningen has already been ­refurbished on the same principle. In 2021, ISS built ten curling and ice hockey arenas worldwide with ICEGRID®, four of them in North America. Those in charge there have plenty of experience of ice rink construction and appreciate the features of the ICEGRID® system. Three North American projects are already confirmed for 2022 and with the other international orders it´s already a busy year again. ICEGRID® can also be admired at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. As a family business, ISS is committed to sustainability. ISS is the only company in the industry to have a five-year record of complete (certified) climate-neutrality and offers climate-neutrality with both ice rink systems. For ISS, TÜV certification is a matter of course for ICEGRID®. Production takes place entirely in Germany. 69


Temporary speed skating track in Olympic Stadium Amsterdam


Ice-World International B.V., NL – 3762 Soest ,

Ice sports are becoming increasingly popular, and many ice halls have reached capacity. Clubs are only allocated limited ice time. Some facilities need to be renovated, while others will be closed while a replacement arena is built. In the meanwhile, many athletes have to travel further afield to train at a different venue. In all cases, Ice-World can deliver a complete semi-permanent or permanent ice rink to guarantee sufficient training and competitive ice ­facilities are available for all athletes. These semi-permanent or permanent facilities can be placed nearly anywhere and run seasonally or year-round. IceWorld can install ice rinks in existing infrastructure, such as shopping malls and warehouses, as well as deliver turn-key facilities in marquees or lightweight halls.

Ice rinks for sport events Do you want to offer the best ice sport experience to your customers? Do you need a professional permanent or semi-permanent ice facility? Does your speed skating, short track, curling or ice hockey team need extra capacity for training or game time? Are you organizing a high profile ice event? The Ice-World professional sport rinks can be constructed at any location, such as a stadium, a sports hall, shopping mall or outdoors. It is possible to replace an existing piping system or build a new arena. Ice-World builds state-of-the-art ice rinks for professional athletes and amateurs. The company’s 25 years of world-wide experience in the ice sport sector means they know what is needed to ensure perfect ice conditions to maximize performance.

The Ice-World solutions stand out due to their low investment and running costs, enabling even organisations with a limited budget to turn their aspirations into reality. The advantages of partnering with Ice-World • Flexible solutions for all budgets and circumstances • Create new ice capacity in no time • Low operational costs • Ice quality approved by official bodies (ISU, IIHF and WCF) • Easy to install in combination with existing infrastructure • 100 % CO2 compensation for rental projects 70

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Ice hockey Ice hockey is booming in many countries. Whether you are looking for an ice hockey rink to play a high-profile game in a new location, or you want to build a new permanent ice hockey arena, Ice-World has the right solution for you. They have realised rinks for US vs Canada ice hockey tours in a­renas across Australia and New Zealand, delivered semi-permanent solutions to ice hockey clubs in London, Berlin, Antwerp, and Amsterdam as well as permanent training halls in the UK and Germany. Ice-World can provide a turn-key solution that meet all requirements of the IIHF.

Expanding training capacities for an ice hockey club The main Eispiraten Crimmitschau ice hockey arena in Germany was no longer able to offer enough training capacity for all club teams. In particular, the youth teams were losing out on training times. They needed a solution to accommodate all teams training needs. The new 1,125 m2 lightweight hall features a 600 m2 training rink, which is more than enough for the 300+ children at the club. Ice-World designed and delivered the complete project: permanent piping technology in concrete, the refrigeration plant, the dasher boards and the ice resurfacer as well as the hall. The ice rink is extremely energy efficient and expected to use an average of about 280 kWh per day.

“We are really proud of the Canada Life Kids-Arena. Ice-World helped us to design and implement the project. The know-how of ­Ice-World is one hundred percent on the ­cutting edge of technology and the ­cooperation is pleasant and professional. Our project has been a complete success.” Matthias Gerth President, ETC Crimmitschau e.V.

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David Reiter SMG Sportplatzmaschinenbau GmbH, DE – 89269 Vöhringen,

Heavily soiled surfaces cause running tracks and sports fields to lose their grip and athletes to lose their footing. Serious injuries can result. This alone is reason enough to use the WashMatic WM800 ride-on ­ ­machine. It is used for the high-pressure water cleaning of synthetic sports surfaces, such as unfilled artificial turf, r­ unning tracks and multi-purpose playing areas and similar surfaces. With regular thorough deep cleaning, users enjoy the following decisive advantages: • Significantly longer life cycle of the sports facility • Significantly reduced risk of injury for athletes • Long-lasting spotlessly clean appearance The ideal solution is to use two machines, the WashMatic WM800 in combination with the new, innovative C ­ learMatic CM1800. At FSB, the leading International Trade Fair for Public Space, Sports and Leisure Facilities in Cologne, ­Germany, SMG presented this machine combination that ­ raises the cleaning of synthetic sports surfaces to a whole new level. 72

WashMatic WM800 This ride-on machine cleans synthetic sports surfaces using high-pressure water and a patented rotating nozzle system. The greywater is then transferred to the mobile cleaning unit. ClearMatic CM1800 The mobile system treats and filters the resulting greywater, separating it from sludge. The mobile system subjects the greywater from the cleaning machine to multi-stage treatment and thoroughly removes pollutants. Like metals and microplastics, these are almost entirely removed and the water is treated sufficiently for it to be fed in its clean state back into the closed water circuit between the WM800 and the CM1800. With this unique solution, SMG thus takes a clear stand on the environmental front and once again leads by example on the world market. sb 1/2022



The Elzenhagen sports hall in Amsterdam was ­designed by LIAG architects. A MultiSports floor by ASB GlassFloor will soon be installed there.


ASB GlassFloor, DE – 83371 Stein an der Traun,

In the booming north of Amsterdam a very special sports facility will be built in the coming months. The first publicly accessible sports hall in the Netherlands with a 1,440 m² glass floor by ASB GlassFloor will be installed there. And many more will follow. The subject of sustainability is one that no one can avoid when planning and building a sports hall. Thus, more and more municipalities and private investors are relying on the innovative floor by the Bavarian company from Stein an der Traun. And it is no surprise, seeing that the technology made of glass offers plenty of advantages and provides for a much fast refinancing of an entire project, even in municipal construction. Sustainability, digitalization, entirely new possibilities for training and marketing, as well as enormous flexibility in the creation of the entire floor surface give hall operators plenty of arguments to decide in favour of the so-called „ASB MultiSports“, which also presents great added value for the athletes due to its joint-friendly properties. Wide variety of scenarios at the touch of a button Its special feature: the lines are not permanently marked on the floor, but implemented as LED lines underneath the glass surface. Thus, at the touch of a button, a wide variety of playing fields such as basketball, hockey, handball, badminton and volleyball can be displayed, or even many small training fields. Only the lines that are really needed are displayed. Gone are the days of the big line confusion. When, as in Amsterdam, school sports, professional training, sporting events and cultural events often have to be accommodated in one and the same halls, this flexibility brings a decisive advantage. The lifetime of an ASB Glasssb 1/2022

Floor is over 70 years, on which you can easily play school sports in the morning, a handball match in the afternoon and host a concert in the evening. In between, only the lines are changed on the touchscreen and the floor mopped if necessary. In high demand Despite, or perhaps even because of the pandemic of the past two years, enquiries from the DACH region have been piling up, but also worldwide enquiries for ASB’s s­ ustainable glass flooring system have increased. For one thing, a ­private sports hall for tennis, basketball, netball, badminton and small-sided football was recently completed in London, UK. For another, the coming months will see a MultiSports floor installed in a Moroccan University, as well as in a University in New Zealand. The certified sports floor is FIBA, FIVB and IHF accredited and meets the requirements of the European Norm EN 14904:2006 for area elastic sports floors. Due to its elasticity and texture – among other things due to the ceramic dots burnt into the glass surface - it offers perfect conditions for the health of the athlete. The risk of injury from skin burns after a fall is also much lower. 73



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REALICE - Intercom Dr. Leitner, IT – 39040 Freienfeld - Sterzing,

After record snowfalls in the winter of 2021, the ice stadium in Sterzing collapsed under the weight of the snow on 10th February. No one was injured and it quickly became clear that a new solution was needed. REALICE delivered the turnkey solution in record time. In the same year as the collapse of the ice stadium, Sterzing now has a new ice sports facility for athletes and the public. In less than four months, the South Tyrolean company Intercom Dr. Leitner – together with its business unit REALICE – planned and built a turnkey solution: a new airdome with innovative ice technology. With the investigations still ongoing at the time of the project start, it was very quickly decided that Intercom Dr. Leitner, with its many years of experience in the field of ice rinks, was the right partner for this challenge. The main requirements were to ensure the shortest possible ­implementation time, profound planning competence and long-term project experience. In the end, REALICE built one of the most modern airdomes in the entire region, which today again offers space for more than 700 fans, hosts hockey championships and training sessions, and is an ­attraction for the skating-loving public. Turnkey solution One of the first steps in the project, and at the same time a huge challenge, was to drain the ground before the actual work could begin. Another special circumstance ­ ­facing the entire project was the need to ensure alignment ­almost simultaneously between technical planning, m ­ aterial 74

­ rocurement and installation on-site. Every single project p step had to run 100 % hand-in-hand. The experienced team of engineers, project managers and installation staff proved essential. For ice rinks in general – whether permanent or mobile solutions – the key factor is always to deliver the best ice quality, based on a reliable technology that ultimately provides a perfect experience for athletes and leisure skaters alike. REALICE has established a strong reputation for itself worldwide in this area, and can cite a wide range of both prestigious projects and standard solutions. The highest possible level of quality, reliability and payback in the shortest possible timescales are essential – no matter whether a turnkey or a temporary solution. The patented REALICE ice technology (refrigeration technology and mat systems), the installation of the new board system, as well as the ­project and planning experience were the criteria for success in Sterzing. Finally, in the same year as the previous stadium’s collapse, the national hockey championship was held and both skating-addicted children and adults were again able to pursue their passion. A true lighthouse project for the entire region - from zero to 100 in less than four months. sb 1/2022



Karsten Kaiser RÖDER Group, DE – 63654 Büdingen,

RÖDER Group is an internationally successful premium provider of temporary and stationary tent and hall systems. The company impresses with quality and more than six decades of experience worldwide. From design and p ­ roduction to complete project execution, RÖDER achieves maximum customer satisfaction with a high standard full service.­ Fully air-conditioned tennis or padel courts, indoor s­ wimming pools, basketball halls and ice rinks: RÖDER ­offers ­individual room solutions for all disciplines. The ­modular system halls are the quick choice for sporting activities for schools, ­municipalities and clubs, and allow a pleasant i­ndoor atmosphere even in winter. RÖDER halls can be installed at almost any location and hall expansions are possible at any time. Further, solid constructions are more expensive than RÖDER modular hall solutions. They can be used in the standard version as well as customized for the respective project. The equipment of the halls is individually adapted to the requirements of the sport. With its equitent brand, the RÖDER Group offers welldesigned riding halls and lunging halls for year-round horse training, which can be opened quickly in fine weather. sb 1/2022

Sports hospitality: Exclusive space solutions for every sporting event As a premium provider, the RÖDER Group has been staging major international sporting events with impressive tent and hall constructions for decades. Well-known projects include the Summer and Winter Olympics, Formula 1™, UEFA Champions League Finals, World Championships in every sporting discipline, beach volleyball, equestrian and golf tournaments. The impressive RÖDER hospitality event halls with galleries, terraces and glass facades allow guests an excellent view of the sporting events. Find out more about examples of sports facilities at and about equestrian sports halls at


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At the Ljungstedt School in Linköping, Sweden, sporting activities are a top priority: Built in 1966, the sports hall, one of the largest in the country, offers 10-15 hours of space daily for a variety of sports and events by students and sport clubs with an area of 650 m².

Since 1972 - when the first Anti Wave competition water polo equipment was selected for the Munich Olympic Games in Germany - Anti Wave competition swim, polo and pool deck equipment has become synonymous with worldclass, top performance aquatic facilities around the world.

Over the years of intensive use, the resilient sport floor had suffered greatly. Resin residues from balls and shoes, faded colours and line markings made the scratched surface very difficult to clean. Besides that the floor lost its slip resistance, which exposed users to a serious risk of injury.

Anti Wave’s innovative designs and products have continued to set the world standard for practicality, quality and highest value and availability, and have been exported to over 150 countries since 1972.

The city council was looking for a method that combined speed, cost-effectiveness and sustainability and – after having had good experiences with it already – opted for the Dr. Schutz Sport Floor System: on site renovation instead of replacement. Because it was simply not an option to shut down the hall for a long time. In addition, the aspect of sustainability was strongly involved in the decision, explains Maria Widfeldt, Chief Sustainability Officer in Linköping City Council: “This system is very good from an ecological point of view, as we hardly produce any waste. And the cost is only a fraction of a floor replacement.“ The Sport Floor System from Dr. Schutz relies on mechanical deep cleaning of the existing floor. Subsequently, coloured PU lacquers offer design freedom across the entire sport floor colour spectrum, thereby giving the fields and lines a fresh look. By finishing with the transparent PU top-coating, the floor is given extra durability against wear and tear, as well as dirt and slip resistance. In a few days one gets a (better than) new sport floor.

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Today, Anti Wave continues to supply its innovative & world leading polo equipment globally. Anti Wave are the preferred supplier of polo goals to most clubs and pools around the world, and in 2021 Anti Wave USA have continued their longstanding commitment to water polo in the USA by renewing their longtime partnership as the official suppliers of polo goals and polo fields to USA Water Polo for the period 2021-2024. The 2021 release of the “Global Anti Goal” represents the culmination of 50 years of experience in goal innovation, design and production, drawing on a long and rich Anti Wave tradition. The Global Anti Goal blends cutting-edge materials and production with innovative design, resulting in a light-weight, heavy-duty, full-sized polo goal that meets the needs of all clubs and facilities around the world. The goal is designed and produced in Australia. Innovative lightweight, high strength foldable design with small footprint when folded for economic poolside storage options.

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CUSTOMISED INDIVIDUAL SOLUTIONS Heavily damaged at the end of June 2021 after a hailstorm and now renovated, the Paul Horn-Arena in Tübingen now shines in new brilliance again. In order to meet the sophisticated space and usage concept, the company Holz-Speckmann GmbH & Co. KG supplied a customised mobile sports flooring system. The Paul Horn-Arena in Tübingen is an all-rounder in its field. In addition to school, trend and club sports, the multifunctional arena, which is suitable for the German national league games, is also suitable for professional and competitive sports and is therefore also the home of the “Tigers Tübingen“. The Paul Horn-Arena is characterised by efficient use of space in a limited area. The steeply rising stands also create a s­ pecial experience during competitions and events. In the course of the renovation work after a hailstorm in June 2021, the mobile parquet sports floor of the basketball team “Tigers Tübingen“ was also replaced. From the turn of the year 2021 / 2022, the “Tigers“ will play on the mobile ­basketball sports floor “Speed-Lock S20“ from the company Holz-Speckmann from Halle/ Westf. Holz-Speckmann GmbH & Co. KG, which now equips most of the basketball clubs in German major leagues, was once again able to prove its skills in this project. The serviceoriented, individual elaboration with and for the user, made a mobile sports floor possible, which suits the space and usage concept of the Paul Horn-Arena. In addition to the ­customer-specific requirements, the new mobile floor also fulfils all sports functional properties and certifications with regard to basketball sports. Holz-Speckmann GmbH & Co. KG sb 1/2022

MOBILE SPORTS- & COVER FLOORS The advantages of our Speed-Lock Systems are appreciated all over the world! • GSB Stadium 29, Bangkok, Thailand • Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay • Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia • Raiffeisen Sportpark, Graz, Austria • Hakons Hall, Lillehammer, Norway • Edel-Optics Arena, Hamburg, Germany • Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark • Harmony Arena, Tomsk, Russia • Gymnase Nelson Mandela, St. Pierre, La Reunion • MSH Arena, Sofia, Bulgaria • Steppe Arena, Ulan Bator, Mongolia ... and many more Holz-Speckmann GmbH & Co. KG Weststr. 15 | 33790 Halle/Westfalen Tel. +49(0)5201 189215 | Fax +49(0)5201 189312 |


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In the Swabian town of Leonberg, a complete sports complex was newly built. In the course of this modernization, a gym for artistic gymnastics was installed with fixed equipment from SPIETH. It was a pleasure for us to implement this project for SV Leonberg / Eltingen!

San Sebasitián de los Reyes is a Spanish town located eighteen kilometres north of Madrid. Besides patron saint festivals and the running of the bulls, sport also has a long tradition in this municipality.

In the gym with a size of 320 m², almost all men‘s equipment and all women‘s equipment were included in a compact area. The floor is partly laid out with mat system and partly designed with wooden substructure to create harder surfaces for methodical training. Despite these different installations, a uniform floor level of +20 cm was achieved, therefore trip hazards are prevented across the complete hall. For learning new elements, two open landing pits (with foam parts) with 25 m² and 44 m² were installed. The following apparatuses were attached to the pits: uneven bars, horizontal bars, still rings, balance beam and trampoline as well as parallel bars, tumbling track and vault. In addition to the gymnastics equipment itself, ceiling rings, climbing ropes and wall bars were also installed. So nothing keeps the gymnasts away from an intensive and successful training. Two SPIETH technicians worked for three weeks on the implementation of this hall. The entire complex with a gymnastics hall, a triple field hall, a fitness gym and three mirror halls was completed in less than two years. SPIETH has been involved since the first planning ­ideas and was thus able to accompany the entire project ­intensively from the beginning and incorporate the customer‘s wishes. SPIETH Gymnastics GmbH 78

The flagship for this sports enthusiasm is the sports complex „Polideportivo Municipal Dehesa Boyal“, which has undergone extensive renovation work in recent years. The latest revolution in the history of this sports complex is the installation of a multi-purpose floor covering made of polyurethane by STOCKMEIER Urethanes, which was installed on an area of approximately 1,350 m². Complemented by various line markings, the new indoor floor offers athletes a variety of options for sporting activities. The partner and installer of the indoor flooring system is the company Sportan. Stobigym® indoor flooring systems have been installed worldwide since 1991 and are the smart solutions for all of your sports flooring needs. The system offers superior wear resistance, optimal safety and long term elasticity. Versatile in use, durable with high energy return values ideal for a broad variety of games, particularly those involving a high degree of jumping, such as handball, volleyball, or badminton. All the systems offered within the indoor flooring line are a combination of our highly trusted Stobielast® S products. Stobigym® systems are tested according to IHF standards and meet or exceed all relevant environmental requirements. Available in a wide range of colours, Stobigym® systems are the perfect addition to new projects or the renovation of an existing indoor sports facility. STOCKMEIER URETHANES GmbH & Co.KG sb 1/2022

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Photos: Raumkunst



The extension of the “Längenfeldgasse” elementary and vocational school’s building is one of Vienna‘s showcase projects in the education sector and was opened in 2021. In cooperation with the architects of PPAG, the sports planners of Raumkunst ZT GmbH succeeded in structurally integrating new standards for the promotion of sports and exercise in the school context.

In the summer of 2021, SMC2 built its first play and observation tower in Prabouré, France. A special highlight is the downslide with an entry at a height of over 30 m. This makes it the highest dry slide in France.

Urban densification poses a challenge as soon as it comes to finding spaces to meet the demand of sports. For this reason, spatial potentials must be sensibly assessed, and sports functionalities embedded accordingly. This requires - and encourages - the use of modern design parameters. In the extension of Längenfeldgasse school, which includes a standard single-field gymnasium and an individually programmed informal sports room, this task was faced. From the very beginning, this room had an unusual initial spatial configuration due to a student parliament above it - designed as a small grandstand-like facility in the school‘s foyer. The programme of the “movement room” deliberately deviates from the standard (equipment) of a norm gymnasium in order to bring the school also in the physical area closer to the contemporary living environment of the students through trend-related offers.

The play and observation tower with a glulam construction was designed and built by the company SMC2. The design combines natural building materials, an aesthetic and high-rising construction and a unique play world. Thus, the structure fits perfectly into the natural surroundings of the ski area. Systems like this one in Prabouré are true lighthouses for a region. Through the combination of architecture and play, SMC2 gives every project uniqueness and strong recognition value. And there are no limits to your imagination! Translucent facades can be attached for year-round use regardless of the weather. The play tower can also be provided with planted facades or be connected with other towers in order to expand it from one to several tracks. In addition, there is a wide range of play modules from climbing walls and zip lines over ladders and rope platforms. The integration of a digital level is also possible: access control with online reservation, speed sensors, sensors for measuring the height of free fall, and much more.

Finding new, creative ways to represent different forms of movement not only has a space-creating effect, but also creates individual atmospheres in which the students can find themselves.

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COMPANY INDEX FROM A TO Z IAKS member companies go one step ahead with „Professionals & Profiles“. And position themselves prominently – in print and online. Report on your ­innovations and references in sb magazine and the IAKS newsletter and on our website. It goes without saying that your architect or supplier logo appears in every issue – and is sure to catch the eye of your business partners.

AGROB BUCHTAL Deutsche Steinzeug Keramik GmbH 92521 Schwarzenfeld, Germany

ACO Ahlmann SE & Co. KG 24755 Rendsburg, Germany

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ANRIN GmbH 59609 Anröchte, Germany

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AST Eissport und Solaranlagenbau GmbH 87629 Füssen, Germany

ASPG Deutschland GmbH 40221 Düsseldorf, Germany

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Arbeitskreis Trennvorhänge e.V 42327 Wuppertal, Germany

Anti Wave International Pty Ltd QLD 4067 Brisbane, Australia

ASB GlassFloor Systembau Horst Babinsky GmbH 83371 Stein, Germany

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Sekisui Alveo AG 6043 Adligenswil, Switzerland

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Avant Sports Industrial Co.,Ltd 518108 ShenZhen, China

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BERNDORF Metall- und Bäderbau GmbH 2560 Berndorf, Austria

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Dr. Schutz GmbH 53755 Bonn, Germany

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Conica AG 8207 Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Carl Stahl ARC GmbH 73079 Süßen, Germany

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DSGN CONCEPTS UG 48145 Münster, Germany

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Brinkmann + Deppen Architekten / Landschaftsarchitekten 48336 Sassenberg, Germany

BLOACS 50935 Cologne, Germany

campus GmbH Bauten für Bildung und Sport 72764 Reutlingen, Germany

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Gotthilf Benz Turngerätefabrik GmbH+Co KG 71350 Winnenden, Germany

Bänfer GmbH Sportmanufaktur 34537 Bad Wildungen, Germany

eccos pro gmbh 42553 Velbert, Germany

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ENGO GmbH Srl 39040 Vahrn (BZ), Italy

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EOLED EU 1130 Wien, Austria Telefon +43(0)1877 32970

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Eurotramp-Trampoline Kurt Hack GmbH 73235 Weilheim / Teck, Germany

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geo3 GmbH 47551 Bedburg-Hau, Germany

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GfKK – Gesellschaft für Kältetechnik- Klimatechnik mbH 50859 Köln, Germany

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GANTNER Electronic GmbH Deutschland 44894 Bochum, Germany

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Gerflor Mipolam GmbH 53824 Troisdorf, Germany

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GEZOLAN AG 6252 Dagmersellen, Switzerland

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Hamberger Flooring GmbH & Co. KG 83071 Stephanskirchen, Germany

Gütegemeinschaft Sportgeräte 53113 Bonn, Germany

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Hauraton GmbH & Co. KG 76437 Rastatt, Germany

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heiler GmbH & Co. KG 33649 Bielefeld, Germany

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Geschäftsstelle INTERGREEN AG c/o Science to Business GmbH 49090 Osnabrück, Germany

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Artificial turf Cleaning and maintenance Hybrid turf Natural turf Sports ground construction

Artificial turf Cleaning and maintenance Hybrid turf Natural turf Sports ground construction

Herculan BV 4231 DJ Meerkerk, Netherlands

» Indoor sports floorings » Multi-sport courts » Outdoor sports floorings

ISP GmbH 48167 Münster, Germany

» Lighting systems » Mobile floorings, cover systems » Testing, quality assurance

ISS GmbH 63263 Neu-Isenburg, Germany

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Aquatic equipment Ice hockey boards Ice rink construction Ice resurfacers Ice sports equipment

Bring yourself into conversation! IST – Institut für Sportbodentechnik 04416 Markkleeberg, Germany

» Testing, quality assurance

Jakob Rope Systems 3555 Trubschachen, Switzerland

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Facades and building envelopes Perimeter boards, nettings Playground equipment Security systems, fencing

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Keller Tersch GmbH 39218 Schönebeck, Germany


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Indoor sports floorings Multi-sport courts Sports hall construction Stadium and arena construction Temporary and modular constructions

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Artificial turf Cleaning and maintenance Hybrid turf Natural turf Sports ground construction



Andreas Kernig Building Consultant 48155 Münster, Germany

» Consulting

Herbert Labarre GmbH & Co. KG 22337 Hamburg, Germany

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Artificial turf Cleaning and maintenance Hybrid turf Natural turf Sports ground construction

Landskate GmbH 50823 Köln, Germany

» Landscape design

Hermann Kutter Landschaftsbau Sportplatzbau GmbH & Co. KG 87700 Memmingen, Germany

KRAIBURG Relastec GmbH & Co. KG 29410 Salzwedel, Germany

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Elastic layers, protecting surfaces Indoor sports floorings Outdoor sports floorings Playground equipment

Labor Lehmacher | Schneider GmbH & Co. KG 49076 Osnabrück, Germany

» Testing, quality assurance

LIKE-ICE Science GmbH 84069 Schierling, Germany

» Ice hockey boards » Mobile floorings, cover systems » Outdoor sports floorings

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Artificial turf Cleaning and maintenance Hybrid turf Natural turf Sports ground construction

Labosport International 72100 Le Mans, France

» Testing, quality assurance

M3 Architectes 2737 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

» Architecture and design

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maier landschaftsarchitektur / Betonlandschaften 51107 Köln, Germany

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» Landscape design

MYRTHA POOLS A&T Europe SPA 46043 Castiglione d/Stiviere (MN), Italy

Melos GmbH 49324 Melle, Germany

Elastic layers, protecting surfaces Multi-sport courts Outdoor sports floorings Sports ground construction

» Aquatic construction » Pool construction, other systems » Pool construction, stainless steel

We‘re here to help: Thomas Kick, Marketing Silke Bardenheuer, Member services

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Play-Parc Allwetter-Freizeitanlagenbau GmbH 33014 Bad Driburg, Germany

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Pellikaan Bauunternehmen Deutschland GmbH 40880 Ratingen, Germany

Planungsbüro Pätzold + Snowadsky 49078 Osnabrück, Germany

» Architecture and design » Landscape design

NUSSLI Group 8536 Hüttwilen, Switzerland

Aquatic construction Aquatic equipment Sports hall construction Turnkey construction

PERROT-Regnerbau Calw GmbH 75382 Althengstett, Germany

» Irrigation systems

Polytan GmbH 86666 Burgheim, Germany

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Artificial turf Cleaning and maintenance Elastic layers, protecting surfaces Outdoor sports floorings Sports ground construction

Sports hall construction Stadium and arena construction Stands, seating Temporary and modular constructions Turnkey construction

Porplastic Sportbau von Cramm GmbH 72108 Rottenburg a.N., Germany

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Sika Nederland B.V. (Pulastic sports flooring) 7400 AK Deventer, Netherlands

Schmitz Foam Products BV 6040 KG Roermond, Netherlands

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Artifical turf Elastic layers; protecting surfaces Outdoor sports floorings Sports ground construction

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» Architecture and design

Signgrass® NIK-Tufting BV 5571 TJ Bergeijk, Netherlands

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Artifical turf Multi-sport courts Outdoor sports floorings Sports ground construction Sports ground equipment

SMG Sportplatzmaschinenbau GmbH 89269 Vöhringen, Germany

» Cleaning and maintenance » Sports ground construction » Sports ground equipment


Ceilings, windows, walls Indoor sports floorings Multi-sport courts Outdoor sports floorings

Punto design 156004 Nekrasovo, Russia

» Fitness equipment » Outdoor equipment » Sports ground equipment

REGUPOL BSW GmbH 57319 Bad Berleburg, Germany

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Elastic layers, protecting surfaces Indoor sports floorings Mobile floorings, cover systems Outdoor sports floorings Playground equipment

RICHTER Sportstättenkonzepte GmbH 07629 Hermsdorf, Germany

» Architecture and design » Landscape design

SMC2 S.A.S. 69440 Mornant, France

Siteco Beleuchtungstechnik GmbH 83301 Traunreut, Germany

» Lighting systems

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Holz-Speckmann GmbH & Co. KG 33790 Halle/ Westfalen, Germany

» Indoor sports floorings » Mobile floorings, cover systems

Ceilings, windows, walls Facades and building envelopes Fixed and retractable roofing systems Temporary and modular constructions Turnkey construction

Spieth Gymnastics GmbH 73776 Altbach, Germany

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Elastic layers, protecting surfaces Indoor equipment Mobile floorings, cover systems Sports ground equipment

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STARGUM Zakład Przemysłu Gumowego 73-110, Stargard Szczecinski, Poland

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Artificial turf Elastic layers, protecting surfaces Indoor sports floorings Multi-sport courts Outdoor sports floorings

STOCKMEIER URETHANES GmbH & Co.KG 32657 Lemgo, Germany

» Elastic layers, protecting surfaces » Indoor sports floorings » Outdoor sports floorings

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Fitness equipment Indoor equipment Multi-sport courts Outdoor equipment Sports ground equipment

WM GmbH 39053 Blumau, Italy

» Ice resurfacers

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Indoor equipment Mobile floorings, cover systems Perimeter boards, nettings Sports hall dividers

Troldtekt A/S 8310 Tranbjerg J., Denmark

» Ceilings, windows, walls

Universal Sport Sportgeräteherstellungs- und Vertriebs GmbH 71101 Schönaich, Germany

TURNBAR by Eiden & Wagner 54634 Bitburg, Germany

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» Indoor equipment » Sports hall dividers

Trenomat GmbH & Co. KG 42327 Wuppertal, Germany

Thorn Lighting 6850 Dornbirn, Austria

» Lighting systems

Tatamsport 50014 Zaragoza, Spain

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Ice sports equipment Indoor equipment Mobile floorings, cover systems Perimeter boards, nettings Sports ground equipment

Hans-Joachim Weitzel GmbH & Co. KG 25436 Tornesch, Germany

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ZELLER bäderbau GmbH 89520 Heidenheim, Germany

» Aquatic construction » Aquatic equipment » Pool construction, stainless steel

Artificial turf Elastic layers, protecting surfaces Multi-sport courts Outdoor sports floorings Sports ground construction

Züko Deutschland GmbH 78176 Blumberg, Germany

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International magazine for sports, leisure and recreational ­facilities

Secretary General with overall responsibility Klaus Meinel

Editorial board and publisher IAKS International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities Eupener Straße 70 50933 Cologne, Germany Phone +49 (0) 221 16 80 23- 0 Fax +49 (0) 221 16 80 23-23

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The publisher has unlimited rights to work ­accepted for printing. Reprint or duplication, even of extracts, is only permitted with the publisher‘s written consent. Subscription price 56 EUR Germany 73 EUR Other countries 12 EUR Single issue

UPCOMING ISSUES Issue 2/2022 – Stadia and Sports Grounds

Photo: Klaus Polkowski

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Advertising deadline: 31.03.2022 Date of publication: 30.04.2022

Issue 3/2022 – Aquatic and Wellness Facilities

Photo: Marc Goodwin Archmospheres

Advertising deadline: 31.05.2022 Date of publication: 30.06.2022 sb 1/2022

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Articles inside

Temporary or permanent: RÖDER sports halls for every discipline article cover image

Temporary or permanent: RÖDER sports halls for every discipline

page 77
Customised individual solutions article cover image

Customised individual solutions

page 79
Sports floors made of glass by ASB GlassFloor are requested in Europe and overseas article cover image

Sports floors made of glass by ASB GlassFloor are requested in Europe and overseas

page 75
New ice sports facility after collapse of Sterzing ice stadium article cover image

New ice sports facility after collapse of Sterzing ice stadium

page 76
and circumstances article cover image

and circumstances

pages 72-73
WashMatic WM800 and ClearMatic CM1800 article cover image

WashMatic WM800 and ClearMatic CM1800

page 74
ISS and ICEGRID® conquer the industry article cover image

ISS and ICEGRID® conquer the industry

pages 70-71
UK’s first Robbins anchored timber floating floor article cover image

UK’s first Robbins anchored timber floating floor

pages 64-65
The Arc open-air hall at Green School Bali article cover image

The Arc open-air hall at Green School Bali

pages 52-53
a step-by-step account article cover image

a step-by-step account

pages 66-67
WM ice technics ensure absolute transparency article cover image

WM ice technics ensure absolute transparency

pages 68-69
Water treatment in fitness clubs article cover image

Water treatment in fitness clubs

pages 60-63
OM Nursery in Hitachi-Omiya article cover image

OM Nursery in Hitachi-Omiya

pages 48-51
Gymnase Poissonniers sports centre in Paris article cover image

Gymnase Poissonniers sports centre in Paris

pages 40-43
Sports and leisure park in Winchester article cover image

Sports and leisure park in Winchester

pages 44-47
Community centre in Modrice article cover image

Community centre in Modrice

pages 28-31
IAKS Study Trip 2022 article cover image

IAKS Study Trip 2022

pages 6-7
Innovative sports hall concepts article cover image

Innovative sports hall concepts

pages 16-19
Everyday lab for different user groups article cover image

Everyday lab for different user groups

pages 14-15
Multi-purpose arena in Tampere article cover image

Multi-purpose arena in Tampere

pages 32-35
Neutal hall for sport and culture article cover image

Neutal hall for sport and culture

pages 36-39
2022 IAKS Events Calendar article cover image

2022 IAKS Events Calendar

pages 8-9
New to the IAKS network article cover image

New to the IAKS network

pages 10-13
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