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51st year ISSN (Print): 0036-102X ISSN (Internet): ISSN 2198-4271

International magazine for sports, leisure and recreational facilities

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Editorial

DEAR IAKS MEMBERS, DEAR FRIENDS OF “SB”, This issue focusses on an incredibly wide range of community-based facilities, including a new park built over a motorway, two facilities built on degraded land, and a clever upgrading. It is a fascinating selection of examples, from many countries, with many differing characteristics. The most impressive examples are the rebuilds on the site of existing facilities – creating new developments on previously neglected and degraded land. The projects come from a wide range of locations, with differing climatic needs, all solved in an attractive manner, taking account of the context of the surroundings and its history. They offer ingenious solutions to differing and sometimes difficult sites. Some use the landscape inventively, and all can be said to be environmentally friendly, meeting the demands of sustainable approaches. Most will cater for a wide range of ages and abilities, encouraging social and multi-generational activity. They are part of, and reinforce, the sports and leisure infrastructure of a community, bringing both environmental and ecological benefits.

Other highlights in this edition includes: The Montreal example, which creates a new park on a previous dumping site, creating indoor and outdoor facilities. An interesting scheme from Marseilles has a “vegetal” vocabulary its materials echo the former use of the site, which was used for the storage of burned cars, and uses greenery to create hidden indoor spaces. The stadium in Minneapolis, built on the site of a former stadium, uses a light translucent roof, which responds to the climatic needs of the area. The tennis facilities in Mallorca make best use of the landscape, creating different surfaces and levels, using traditional stone masonry. All these examples will provide the reader with stimulating new ideas for creating new facilities, for opportunities in developing degraded sites, and for giving community benefit.

Professor Geraint John Member of the IAKS Hall of Fame Honorary Life President of the UIA Sports and Leisure Working Programme Group Senior Adviser to Populous

The example of the Sports Park in Schiedam, the Netherlands, takes advantage of an unexpected opportunity to create something new over an existing motorway, linking and enhancing communities on either side, with the fields enclosed by one of the largest canvasses in Europe, and indoor facilities added for all.

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Very good levels of registrations for FSB 2017................ 4 25th International IAKS Congress.. .......................................... 4 IOC IPC IAKS architecture prizes 2017................................... 5 Exercise in public spaces............................................................... 6 Swimming Pool & Leisure Centre.. ............................................ 7 New IAKS members......................................................................... 8 Initial meeting of IAKS Scandinavia..................................... 11 Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin in Lausanne............................. 12 New football stadium in Florence......................................... 14 A new roof for the historic arena in Verona. . .................. 16

U.S. Bank Stadium.......................................................................... 18 HKS

Montreal Soccer Stadium. . .......................................................... 24 Saucier+Perrotte Architectes / HCMA

ÚJ Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium. . ................................................ 28 BORD Architectural Studio Llc

Willem-Alexander Sports Park.. ................................................. 32 MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Noto-Lucchesi Stadium................................................................ 36 Atelier NAOM*

Tennis Terraces................................................................................. 40 GRAS Arquitectos – Guillermo Reynes

Cork as an infill for artificial turf pitches.. ......................... 44 Torge Hauschild and Oliver Schneider

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VERY GOOD LEVELS OF REGISTRATIONS FOR FSB 2017 PRESTIGIOUS INDUSTRY PLAYERS HAVE ALREADY CONFIRMED ATTENDANCE A good six months before the start of FSB 2017, all of the signs are pointing to another successful event. More than 85 per cent (as of March) of all of the exhibition space has already been taken for the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities, taking place in Cologne from 7 to 10 November 2017. And the current registration levels are high not only in terms of numbers, but also in terms of quality. “The renowned national and international players from all three product segments have already registered,” explains Bettina Frias, FSB Project Manager at Koelnmesse. “The very high registration levels already recorded are proof of FSB’s position as the leading international business platform for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities.” In all, approximately 630 companies from more than 45 countries are again expected to come to Cologne in order to showcase their products and services on approximately 80,000 m² of exhibition space. Rounding off FSB are the comprehensive, nationally and internationally focused, specialist supporting programme. Also taking place at the same time and in the same place will be aquanale, the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience. In the sports facilities sector, organisations that FSB can once again count among its partners are: the German Olympic Sports

Confederation (DOSB), the BSI (Bundesverband der Deutschen Sportartikel-Industrie/German sports equipment industry association) with its sports and gymnastics equipment quality assurance association, as well as the European Synthetic Turf Organisation (ESTO), the World Basketball Association FIBA and FIFA. Working in close collaboration in the amenity areas/playground equipment segment will once again be the tried-and-tested partners, Bundesverband für Spielplatzgeräte- und Freizeitanlagen-Hersteller (BSFH/Federal Association of Playground Equipment and Leisure Facilities Manufacturers) for the playground equipment segment, as well as STADT und RAUM magazine for the amenity areas segment. Together with their partners, in addition to attractively designed themed areas, FSB is also presenting content-related forums with added value for municipalities, planners and landscape architects. At FSB, the public swimming pool construction segment will again be showing trends and innovations for the operators of public swimming pools of every type.

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EXPERTS OF THE SPORTS FACILITY INDUSTRY DISCUSS FUTURE TRENDS 25TH INTERNATIONAL IAKS CONGRESS IN COLOGNE, GERMANY, 7-10 NOV 2017

This year, the IAKS Congress will be concentrating on the thematically complex tasks required of municipalities to ensure that they position themselves as healthy living environments in the future. New approaches to the financing, implementation and the sustainable operation of sports and leisure facilities need to be considered in order to meet this challenge. The topics range broadly: Successful partnerships between Sports and Municipal Governments in staging international events; Temporary infrastructure for sports events; Major sports venues as generators for urban development and redevelopment; IOC IPC IAKS Architecture prizes – Exemplary community sports and leisure facilities; Urban open spaces for active lifestyles; Feasibility studies for community sports and leisure 4

facilities; Innovative solutions for community sports and leisure facilities; Professional / national training centres for football; as well as Natural, hybrid and artificial turf for football. The programme for the 2017 IAKS Congress will include various events, running in parallel and including presentations and podium discussions. New on the agenda are complementary worskshops on management topics and specifical technical issues. Experts in the planning, construction, modernisation and management of sports-and leisure facilities will guarantee an exciting exchange of ideas about new approaches and strategies, as well as long-lasting and insightful knowledge transfer. www.iaks.org/en/congress/current-congress sb 2/2017


IOC IPC IAKS ARCHITECTURE PRIZES 2017 PROJECTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The excitedly awaited entries for the 2017 IOC IAKS Award and IPC IAKS Distinction arrived on time at the IAKS Office on 31 March 2017.

Mark Todd (IPC), Wolfgang Becker (Rif University Centre), Kai-Uwe Bergmann (BIG), Ernst-Ulrich Tillmanns (4a architects), Conrad Boychuk (IAKS) and Klaus Meinel (IAKS).

72 projects from all continents, including ones in Azerbaijan, India, Nigeria, Palestine and Singapore, have competed for the most prestigious international architecture prizes for sports, leisure and recreational buildings. Countries ranging from A for Australia to U for USA are all participating, submitting entries in the following six facility categories:

The Jury shall adjudicate based on the following principal criteria: Design concept and its quality; Imagination and innovation; Integration in the urban or rural environment; Legacy; Ecological and economical sustainability; Social sustainability; and Facilities accessible and inclusive to the needs of the widest possible range of users.

A Major outdoor stadiums B Community outdoor grounds and public areas C Multipurpose halls and major arenas D Indoor facilities for sports, leisure and recreation E Pools, spas and wellness facilities F Specialised facilities for sports, leisure and recreation

The award-winning facilities will be presented to the international public with an Awards Gala Night on 7 November 2017 at the 25th IAKS Congress in Cologne, Germany. Furthermore, they will be presented in a detailed publication and high-grade exhibition to the public at FSB, the international trade fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities in Cologne from 7 to 10 November 2017.

The entries received will be adjudicated by an international Jury including Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu (IOC), Gilbert Felli (IOC),

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EXERCISE IN PUBLIC SPACES PRACTICAL EXAMPLES FROM THE SEMINAR IN BERN (SWITZERLAND), 10.11.2016 The seminar “Exercise in public spaces” held by the IAKS Switzerland at the “Haus des Sports” of the Swiss Olympic sports umbrella organisation in Ittigen near Bern on 10 November 2016 was attended by some 75 participants. Swiss Olympic Vice Director Cornel Hollenstein first presented the umbrella association of the Swiss sports federations, before a total of 9 experts from Switzerland, Austria and Germany gave their talks. In his keynote address, Prof. Dr Robin Kähler IAKS Germany presented examples from German urban and rural municipalities, underlining that Germany and Switzerland have the same views on sports development in public spaces. His advocacy of the networking principle in urban development went down well with his audience. Simone Weber from the sports department of the municipality of Bern and Thomas Mullis from Helsana Trails argued in favour of good signposting of running courses. Existing paths in the countryside should be included and runners both with and without smartphones should be supplied with plenty of information on the running course. The talk was rounded off with a report on positive experience with outdoor fitness equipment. The network presented by Markus Capirone, SchweizMobil, shows maps of local communities with cycle, skating and running routes marked on them. According to Fadri Cazin, Modular AG, mountain bike routes in the mountains should be well planned so that no erosion due to run-off can be caused. Andreas Halter explained how pump tracks can be built with precast/ prefabricated elements. The facility set up outside the seminar building was put to lively use in the lunch break. 6

The talk on the exercise-stimulating route to school by Wolfgang Becker, Director of Salzburg’s University Sports Facility, showed how the “parent taxi” can be rendered superfluous with little effort. Taking the example of the municipality of Rif, his video film showed how much fun going to and from school can be. In his second talk, Becker spoke out in favour of making sports facilities intended for the training of sports teachers and elite athletes available without restriction to the general public. With up to 25 courses per semester, sport is made additionally attractive. The Vitaparcours, now in existence for almost 50 years, has not lost its appeal. Barbara Baumann of Stiftung Vitaparcours described the origin and future of these running and exercise courses. These facilities are still financially supported by a foundation sponsored by the Zurich insurance company. Peter Bielmann of the sports department of the City of Zurich reported on vandalism at public changing rooms. An electronic access system has improved the situation and reduced surveillance costs to a minimum. Finally, IAKS Switzerland President Roger Gut presented highlights of the IAKS study trip to Copenhagen which has resulted in innovative strategies for sport and integration (detailed report in “sb” issue 4/2016 and at www.iaks.org/en/iaks) The talks given at the seminar “Exercise in public ­spaces” can be downloaded at www.iaks.ch

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Photo (f.l.t.r.): Joao Santa-Rita (UIA), Michelle Lemaître (IOC), Dr Stefan Kannewischer (IAKS), Gar Holohan (Aura Holohan Group)

SWIMMING POOL & LEISURE CENTRE DUBLIN (IRELAND), 9. -10.02.2017 The International Swimming Pool & Leisure Centre Conference held in Dublin, Ireland on 9 and 10 February, attracted 200 experts in planning, designing and managing sports facilities from 16 countries including international architects, engineers, public authorities and leisure centre operators from across Europe. The Minister for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan TD opened the conference jointly hosted by the UIA International Union of Architects, the IAKS and IAKS member Aura Holohan Group. Professor Peter Taylor, Professor of Sport Economics and Co-Director of the Sport Industry Research Centre, Shef-

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field Hallam University, said: “For every GBP 1 invested in sport by the UK government, GBP 3.15 worth of social impact (health, crime reduction, education) is generated.” Professor Taylor was sharing the insights from his most recent work – a study which explores the Social Return on Investment (SROI) in sport and the impact it has on improving health and educational attainment, reducing crime and enhancing participants’ life satisfaction. Expert after expert advocated that governments need to start investing in sport to tackle the causes of ill health in society, and not just treat the symptoms through the health care system. www.poolsandleisureconference2017.com

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LABOSPORT, LE MANS (FRANCE)

SANDMASTER GMBH, WENDLINGEN (GERMANY)

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

Sandmaster is a successfully expanding service company in the playground and sports surface care sector with an international outlook. The company provides the expert cleaning of sand, synthetic flooring and artificial turf as well as appropriate care for the preservation of surfaces’ functional and protective properties. The company portfolio also extends to additional services such as spot repairs as well as analysis and the preparation of maintenance plans, so that operators can continue to successfully meet athletes’ growing expectations of an attractive and professional sports surface.

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LISA HOGENKAMP, KIEL (GERMANY)

FINJA ROHKOHL, KIEL (GERMANY)

Lisa Hogenkamp is a student at Kiel University. Having already completed her dual-subject B.A. in Sports Science and Politics, she is due to finish her M.A. specialising in Health Sciences and Sports Development which is scheduled in October 2017. The triathlete works as a research assistant in Sports Economics/Sports Sociology, focusing on sports development planning, and aims to start her career in sports policymaking. Hogenkamp is an honorary board member of “MUDDI Markt”, a nonprofit association that campaigns for a different, less raucous and commercial Kiel Week and promotes sustainable consumption.

Finja Rohkohl is a research assistant in the Sports Economics and Sports Sociology Department of the Institute for Sports Science at the Christian Albrecht University of Kiel. In the field of contract research, this department specialises in projects and issues of sports development planning on the municipal and inter-municipal levels. The main activities in teaching and research include the preoccupation with regional and planning theories as well as the empirical identification and analysis of factors rele­ vant to sports development, such as the sports, exercise and leisure behaviour of various groups using (sports) spaces. Finja Rohkohl is also member of the spokespersons’ council of the Sport and Space Commission concerned with issues of sports development planning. sb 2/2017


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Andreas M. Tschorn is a qualified sports administrator and graduate sports economist and holder of club manager licence A of the German Olympic Sports Confederation. He advises sports clubs and associations on sports facility management and has been employed in marketing at Nürnberger Versicherung insurance company since 1997. At FC Nürnberg football club, he has been an execu­tive board member and manager of women’s and girls’ football since 2012. Tschorn also works for the German Olympic Society on a voluntary basis.

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BRIGHT BUILDINGS B.V., HEERLEN (NETHERLANDS)

ALEXANDER SCHMEH, NEUSTADT (GERMANY)

Bright Buildings designs and builds transparent, dynamic buildings with retractable and lockable roofs and façade frontages for clients in the leisure, retail and sports industries. The specialist in tailor-made building and space solutions for indoor and outdoor activities on a single site maximises the positive impact of daylight. After over 3,000 transparent structures, the skills of the family business are now in the hands of the fifth generation. Bright Buildings B.V. designs, produces and builds worldwide within the agreed deadline and budget.

Alexander Schmeh, proprietor of the AS Service Group, has specialized in pool hygiene and water treatment since 2001. His company chiefly provides services of a chemical, engineering and related nature all to do with pools.

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The Hesse-based entrepreneur develops practical and cost-effective solutions tailored to individual customer requirements. The service package comprises such elements as consultancy, sampling, product-independent hygiene strategies, hygiene and energy monitoring, instruction and training right up to the operation of swimming pool facilities.

EMILIE HÄBERLE, FREIBURG (GERMANY)

GUSTAVO DO AMARAL, ATLANTA (USA)

Emilie Häberle is a student at the University of Freiburg. At the end of the semester she will complete her B.A. in Sports Science and Therapy. Her studies focus on exercise-related health promotion from both the preventive and therapeutic points of view. In addition to the subjects of her course, she also has an interest in architecture and urban planning. The interfaces between these areas therefore constitute exciting fields into which the graduate is keen to gain more detailed insight.

Currently, Gustavo Do Amaral is a Ph.D. candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, fully funded by the Institute and the Brazilian Ministry of Education. Stadia as a building typology have been a central object of Gustavo’s career as an architect and urbanist at academic and practical levels. He is interested in the research of design methodologies and indicators that can guide stadia design. Professionally he has worked on stadium proposals for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, stadia and arenas for private and public clients, housing and retail projects in Brazil.

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INITIAL MEETING OF IAKS SCANDINAVIA On 18 January, a working group of ten members from Norway, Sweden and Denmark met in Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss the future establishment of a regional IAKS section in Scandinavia. The perfect setting for the initial meeting was the “Conference on trends in sports, culture and leisure facilities” with around 200 participants in Copenhagen on 18 January. This conference was hosted by The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities with the support of the IAKS. The purpose of the future IAKS Scandinavia is to share knowledge of architecture, public planning, operating issues and the use of products in facilities - not only among the Nordic countries but also on an international level. The IAKS Scandinavia working group consists of Bjorn Aas (SIAT, Norwegian Technical University in Trondheim), Nils-Olof Zethrin (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions), Daniel Glimvert (Swedish Sports Confederation), Karin Book (Malmö University, Sweden),

Andreas Puskas (3P arkitektur, Sweden), Meho Kapo (3P arkitektur, Sweden), Casper Lindemann (Danish Sports Confederation), Holger Kortbek (Sportsfaciliteter.dk, Danish Sports Facilities Business and Industry Organisation), Flemming Overgaard (Keingart, Denmark), Sidsel Hye-Knudsen and Lars Hjorth Baerentzen (both Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities). Anyone who is interested in getting to know more about IAKS Scandinavia is very welcome to contact Lars Hjorth Baerentzen via e-mail (lhb@loa-fonden.dk). Photo by Rune Johansen

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STADE PIERRE-DE-COUBERTIN NEW STADIUM AT LAKE GENEVA IN LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND In the context of its “Métamorphose” project, the City of Lausanne is combining the development of new residential space with the modernisation of its largest sports facilities. In the international competition for the construction of the new Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin, the concept from Translocal Architecture, POLA landscape architects and Gex & Dorthe Ingénieurs was awarded the 1st prize by the jury. With the new stadium, the goal is to meet current stan­ dards and make a fully accessible and contemporary sports venue available to Lausanne’s population. It will cater not only for athletics, but also for football, skateboarding and beach volleyball. The design for reorganising the stadium pursues the purpose of preserving the valuable landscape along the lake shore, reinforcing existing traffic links and interweaving the stadium with the landscape in a natural fashion. Visitors will approach the venue from the north and reach the newly erected pavilion after passing a fairground. This pavilion serves as a central point of orientation and meeting place all year round. It is from here that the central sports ground opens onto the Lake Geneva shore. Since the current dimensions of the sports surfaces are not in line with current IAAF standards, it is necessary to fully replace the existing stadium. The north-south alignment is well-suited to athletic competitions, so the existing orientation and position are being retained. A key feature in this connection is the unobstructed view of and reference to the lake. In the normal course of operation, the stadium will be used for minor sports events and training. The stands are arranged around the playing surface. The existing level of 12

the terrain merges into the spectator stands, which are tiered towards the sports surface. On the west side, an artificial mound will be created to house all the fully acces­ sible training rooms, changing rooms and sanitary facilities. The stadium will provide all-year space for 6,000 visitors. For large-scale events like the Athletissima, the stadium and its surroundings will undergo transformation. In addition to zones for the press, VIP and athletes, an additional 6,700 seats on temporary stands will be added. These are accompanied by temporary roofing covering the 7,700 seats on the west side along the finishing straight. The modular, lightweight design of steel and membranes is designed so that erection and dismantling can be swiftly performed, with the existing plinth of the stands being skilfully used as the foundation.

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NEW FOOTBALL STADIUM FOR ACF FIORENTINA IN FLORENCE, ITALY

The new football stadium of ACF Fiorentina in Florence is part of the redevelopment of a 48-hectare area. It includes public spaces, an interchange car park and a shopping mall. The site is adjacent to the airport and, only four kilometres west of the famous cathedral in the town centre, it is well connected to the city and the surrounding areas. The design takes inspiration from the local history and landscape and has yielded a well-rooted building. It represents the opportunity to redevelop the area and to be the modern home of ACF Fiorentina. The venue focuses on the fans, using the latest technologies that will enhance the spectators’ experience before, during and after the matches and with special attention towards families. To improve crowd flows and allow for a lean integration of services and logistics, the new stadium is designed on a raised podium. It connects to the surrounding context and the nearby natural landscape. The bowl offers seats for 40,000 people on two tiers. It is designed to maximise areas with better visibility of the pitch and to guarantee the best distribution of the audience. The wavy façade reflects its geometry, inspired by the sinuous curves of the Tuscan countryside. In order to create clear wayfinding for spectators, the external envelope is raised over the four main accesses, just like the curtains of a theatre. 14

The skin of the building is made of curved perforated metal panels permeable to natural light and provides transparency and visibility to the outside. Supported by a lightweight spoke-wheel structure, an ETFE membrane characterises the roof and controls the amount of natural light reaching the turf. The envelope and bowl have been designed with a computational approach. This has yielded an optimised geometry, with high repetition of similar elements and limited production costs, despite the complex appearance. In a similar way, the articulated geometry of the cable roof has been generated and optimised with an iterative approach that allowed control of structural performance and of the environmental implications.

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COLOGNE, 07-10.11.2017 INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR FOR AMENITY AREAS, SPORTS AND POOL FACILITIES

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A NEW ROOF FOR THE HISTORIC ARENA ARENA IN VERONA, ITALY The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) and the engineers schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) have won the international ideas competition for a roof over Verona’s historic arena. The competition brief was to design a retractable and reversible roof structure which – on the one hand – makes it possible to use the arena during bad weather and protects it against adverse environmental effects, and – on the other hand – respects the historic monument as best possible and interferes as little as possible with the structure and appearance of the amphitheater. The arena in Verona is one of the largest and best preserved amphitheaters dating from Roman times. The city’s arena is nearly 2,000 years old and is an important landmark and tourist attraction with the status of a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. The arena, which was built in 30 AD under Emperor Tiberius, is nowadays used for the performance of operas and concerts. The winning design includes a compression ring which is clearly raised above the arena and holds the retractable membrane construction. The new structure covers the entire area of the amphitheater in the shape of an ellipse and creates space for additional lighting and state-of-theart stage technology. An intelligent mechanism, involving a fan-shaped movable cable network and the roofing membrane, protects the entire arena against bad weather, but can also be fully retracted into the compression ring when the weather is more favorable. The roof is closed in a two-step process in which the cables are moved out from their home position in the compression ring and then the membrane is extended along these cables. This con­ figuration of a retraction mechanism is completely unique and has never been built before. Nevertheless, there are many elements of tried-and-tested retraction mechanisms 16

in completed projects, such as the stadium in Frankfurt and the national stadiums in Warsaw and Bucharest, which can be re-applied and developed in this new con­ figuration for Verona. Winches are used to move the cables from their parking positions to their extended positions along the oval compression ring. Once they are firmly attached in their final position, the cables are hydraulically pre-tensioned in the mechanical part of the parking area. Now the membrane parked in that area can be extended outwards in the shape of a star using radially acting cable winches. A few inches before the end position, hydraulic tensioners engage with the front moving trolleys and apply the required pre-tension to the membrane. In this way the view of the open sky is unrestricted when the roof is open, preserving the open-air atmosphere. From the outside, the structure is barely visible, which means that the historic character of the Roman arena is retained. From a bird’s eye view, the closed roof appears like a protective scallop shell that gently covers the historic building. www.gmp-architekten.com www.sbp.de sb 2/2017


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Location Minneapolis (MN), USA Client/operator Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Architect HKS 350 N. Saint Paul St. Ste 100 US-Dallas, TX 75201 www.hksinc.com Team John Hutchings, Bryan Trubey, Kevin Taylor, Mike Rogers Lance Evans, Loretta Fulvio, Mark Timm Structural Engineer Thornton Tomasetti Associate Architects Studio 5, Studio Hive, Lawal Scott Erickson (LSE) MEP Engineer ME Engineers Civil Engineer EVS ETFE roof Vector Foiltec Author HKS Photos Corey Gaffer, Joe Aker, Steven Bergerson, HKS Official opening July 2016 Construction costs USD 1.129 billion (EUR 1.052 billion)

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ICE FORMATION U.S. BANK STADIUM IN MINNESOTA, USA Located in Minneapolis and home to the Minnesota Vikings NFL team, U.S. Bank Stadium is a multi-purpose venue known as “The People’s Stadium”. HKS designed the building to reflect the culture, climate and context of its city, drawing inspiration from ice formations on nearby St. Anthony’s Falls as well as Scandinavian design such as Viking longboats. U.S. Bank Stadium includes 66,200 seats and seven club spaces and will host prominent sporting events including the Super Bowl in 2018, the 2019 NCAA Final Four, and the ESPN X Games in 2017 and 2018. Key design influences Minnesota is known for its lakes and rivers that freeze during the winter, creating jagged ice formations that change form as they expand and contract. The geometry of these ice formations was a key design influence for U.S. Bank Stadium. Scandinavian design also inspired the HKS design team. Craft, value and a celebration of simplicity drove the aesthetic, which draws from Scandinavian architecture and design examples such as Viking longboats and longhouses.

Civic responsibility HKS’ design goal for the U.S. Bank Stadium was to connect the stadium to its city and skyline in a literal and symbolic way. A signature design feature of the stadium is the Legacy Gate, comprised of five glass pivot doors ranging from 23 to 29 meters tall. These doors open out from the stadium toward a nearly three-acre plaza informally known as “The Commons”. Standing on the concourse, patrons can look northwest through the Legacy Gate to the sb 2/2017


skyline, or turn southeast to see straight into the stadium bowl and down onto the field. Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the stadium is connected to the city’s intricate network of pedestrian skyways, and also to its metro transit system. The design added 3,435 m² of new green space to downtown Minneapolis. That is roughly equivalent to 20 community playgrounds. In addition to NFL games, U.S. Bank Stadium is now a year-round venue that hosts concerts, high school and college athletic events, conventions, festivals and more. The six clubs in the stadium are available on non-game days for private events including corporate meetings, galas, proms and weddings. sb 2/2017

The fan experience The design team conducted anthropological research on potential users of the stadium in order to tailor a place for people to gather and celebrate that would enhance the landscape and culture of the region. The Vikings initially wanted an open-air stadium, but the cost of building an operable roof was prohibitively high. Designers proposed a transparent, lightweight, ETFE roof that would protect the interior from snow, yet maintain great sight lines and illuminate the interior with natural light. This was the first major U.S. application of an ETFE roof, a luminous material that transforms the interior spaces. 19


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Vikings fans are as close to the action as in any NFL stadium, with seats just 12.5 meters from the sideline. Seven levels in the stadium, including two general admission concourses with 360-degree circulation and various views into the bowl, are connected via escalators, elevators, stairs and a continuous ramp.

Two of the largest and highest-quality HD video boards in the NFL are located 3.65 m above the concourse, to enable fans to feel connected to technology. People walk under and around the video boards; they are a part of the design of the overall experience.

The stadium has 131 suites of seven unique types, including 23 Turf Suites located directly on the field. One of the stadium’s clubs, Mystic Lake’s Club Purple, offers two unique features targeting a millennial audience. The first is an exterior rooftop area with sweeping views of the Minneapolis skyline. The second is a seating area in the stadium bowl that has the look and feel of a rooftop bar, replete with couches and table service.

Environmental stewardship To minimize building cost and reduce structural loads on the roof, HKS realized that their first objective in designing the form of the building was to get snow off the roof of the stadium as quickly and simply as possible. Analyzing traditional Nordic architecture, designers determined that a sloped roof would offer both cultural and structural precedent to the challenge of building in Minneapolis’ snowy climate. sb 2/2017


Minneapolis’ average winter temperature is five degrees Celsius, and heating costs typically comprise a high percentage of the region’s energy usage. Managing heating costs was a design priority. The angular, sloped form of the building allows air to circulate through stadium in both winter and summer months in a way that is fundamentally new to this building type but closely connected to the way buildings were traditionally built in northern climates. In addition to its simplicity and cost-effectiveness, the sloped roof also forms a lofted interior “heat reservoir” storing solar heat that acts as a natural snow melt system. The building contains a system of vertical air risers that – in winter – draw warm air from the heat reservoir above and distribute it throughout the stadium and seating bowl below. sb 2/2017

The ETFE roof comprises the entire southern facet of the roof line. Light coming through the ETFE roof substantially reduces the need for daytime artificial lighting, and offers the psychological benefits of natural daylight. LED lighting – the first of its kind in a new NFL stadium – can adjust color temperatures and turn off and on quickly to allow for unique pre-game and halftime entertainment and an enhanced viewing experience. The stadium has only 200 parking spaces, which are allocated to players. The public accesses the stadium from public transportation or existing city parking, which connects to the stadium via skyways and sidewalks. The city has 32,000 parking spaces within a 20-minute walk to the stadium. 21


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THREE QUESTIONS TO THE ARCHITECT

THREE QUESTIONS TO THE OPERATOR

JOHN HUTCHINGS Principal, Sports Principal-in-Charge HKS

PATRICK TALTY General Manager for SMG at U.S. Bank Stadium

What is the primary trend influencing sports stadium design in the future? Integrating e-sports into physical facilities is a huge opportunity. Our stadiums, ballparks and arenas should better harness the interest and passion surrounding e-sports.

What structural or functional features make your building successful? Between having the newest technology and the diversity in entertainment spaces, clients are finding U.S. Bank Stadium has the wow-factor and venue capabilities they’re searching for to impress their guests on the local, regional, national and international level. SMG’s success in operating U.S. Bank Stadium lies in client and guest satisfaction and the ability to host diverse events throughout the facility.

Which is your favourite sports facility? And why? This is definitely the U.S. Bank Stadium. It represents the cumulation of 38-years of HKS’ sports practice and expertise. We learn something with each project and each stadium, and we applied those learnings in new ways to U.S. Bank to innovate on every level.

Which is your favourite sport and favourite club? What does this sport mean to you as an architect? I love American football and Major League Baseball. I grew up watching the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers, so it’s a dream come true to design stadiums and arenas for them now.

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If you had a wish, how would you modify or extend your facility? Due to the diversity and large number of events we host, I would wish to have more back-of-house space to allow my team to service the building more efficiently.

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Location Montreal, Quebec, Canada Client/operator City of Montreal Architects Saucier+Perrotte Architectes / HCMA Saucier+Perrotte Architectes 7043 Rue Waverly Montreal, Quebec H2S 3J1, Canada www.saucierperrotte.com HCMA Architecture + Design 400-675 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1N2, Canada www.hcma.ca Saucier+Perrotte / HCMA team Gilles Saucier (Lead Design Architect), André Perrotte (Principal-in-Charge), Darryl Condon, Trevor Davies, Michael Henderson, Lia Ruccolo, Patrice Bégin, Charles-Alexandre Dubois, Leslie Lok, David Moreaux, Yutaro Minagawa, Vedanta Balbahadur, Marc-André Tratch, Nick Worth Author Saucier+Perrotte Architectes Photos Saucier+Perrotte Architectes / HCMA Olivier Blouin Woven wire mesh Banker Wire 600 Perkins Drive Mukwonago, WI 53149, USA www.bankerwire.com Official opening April 2015 Construction costs CAD 39,900,000 (EUR 28,361,200)

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MINERAL STRATUM MONTREAL SOCCER STADIUM IN MONTREAL/QUEBEC IN CANADA Initially a mining center, then a dumping site and now destined to become one of Montreal’s biggest parks. Inside the St-Michel Environmental Complex (SMEC), the Montreal Soccer Stadium designed by Saucier+Perrotte architects retains traces of the site’s “artificial” topography – vestiges representative of its noteworthy history. The new building adds a mineral stratum onto the topos – a layer reminiscent of the geological nature of the site and symbolizing its new uses: sports, recreation and physical activity. On the site of the former Miron quarry and a future ecological park, the new soccer center emerges from the park’s artificial topography as a layer of mineral stratum recalling the geological nature of the site. The mineral stratum is articulated by a continuous roof which cantilevers over the entry plaza and folds down over the interior soccer field. It extends to the ground to become the spectator seating for the outdoor field. To ensure the unity of the soccer center over different programs and construction phases, the stratum appears as a single gesture with laminated wood structure supporting the roof. The roof’s crossing beams form a seemingly arbitrary lattice suspended over the entire site. A large crystal box which contains the main lobby emerges from the terrain’s southeast end, signaling the entrance of the soccer center.

A subsequent series of crystals emerge from the augmented landscape to provide daylight and views for the administrative and public spaces behind. Programmatic elements and circulation Despite the magnitude of the program, the series of crystals and preservation of existing trees succeed in retaining a human scale and the natural context for the adjacent residents. The programmatic elements and circulation are organized efficiently by taking advantage of the linearity of the site, in conjunction with program usage associating with players, spectators and park visitors. The center includes one full-size interior soccer field that can be subdivided into mini-soccer fields; locker rooms and a fitness and physiotherapy room for the players; an event space, sb 2/2017


restaurant area as well as a family rest area to accommodate its community and park visitors; and offices for regional soccer associations. Presence of the park along a main urban artery Along Papineau Avenue, the center integrates fully with the site’s existing features. The intervention is first and foremost a “gesture” within the landscape. The presence of the existing berm has been preserved, not to hide the building from the city, but to mark the vital presence of the SMEC and facilitate access to the park. In addition, importance has been given to preserving the mature trees planted along the bermed landscape. Through its design, the project takes on a larger role than a sports facility; it becomes a welcome center for the SMEC Park. sb 2/2017

An architectural form navigating the scale of the site Like a mineral element rising from the quarry’s walls, the horizontal roof stratum acts as a cantilever to signal the plaza and main entrance at the southwest portion of the site. The roof’s behavior reacts to the requirements of the program: extending eastward to house the interior soccer field, and then lowering to become a frame of seating for the outdoor soccer field and a bench area for players and coaches. As the roof thickens, it allows for a reduction in the amount of glazing along the east end of the building to control direct sunlight. The thickened volume, in turn, provides space for mechanical and various sustainable systems.

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Unique structural expression In order to ensure the formal unity of the project, the structure is conveyed as a single formal gesture in cross-laminated timber. The structural grid/cells form a layered mesh, which appears to be random to visitors, but which in reality becomes denser over zones where added structural strength is needed. This cellular grid composes the cantilevered roof over the entrance plaza, the roof structure over the indoor field, and the sur­ faces of the outdoor bleachers. The design team has worked closely with the engineers to develop this vision of a unifying structural concept. This integrated design process has led to the formulation of a structural grid that takes into account sustainability criteria and optimizes the dimensioning of the structure’s members according to the loads and spans. 26

The wood structure is flexible and allows the integration of mechanical systems because of the varying heights of its layered chord members – sometimes members are at full height, and at other instances they allow for a gap above to permit the passage of ventilation systems. Lighting fixtures are placed under the mesh’s beams highlight the seemingly random pattern. Programmatic organisation The interior programs develop in a linear fashion under the green roof and occasionally reveal themselves as the aforementioned crystals to recall the geological nature of the site. Users circulate using paths on two levels, which separate public and private spaces. Yet, a link is preserved at key moments between the two levels. sb 2/2017


The ground floor gives direct access to the dressing rooms and the playing field. From the second level, accessible via the entrance lobby, visitors can access the indoor field bleachers, public spaces and the administrative area, which are largely open toward the exterior. From this second floor, visitors can overlook the field on one side and have a grand view down into the old Miron quarry and the future SMEC Park on the other. Support spaces for both the players and building maintenance are located on the ground floor. On this level, the relationship between the players’ dressing rooms and the playing surface is prioritized: a central corridor is used to group the dressing rooms and control access to the field.

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The playing field is separated from the locker room corridor by Banker Wire woven wire mesh remaining immune to wear and tear in the high-traffic area. Its semi-transparent qualities allow natural daylight into the heavily-used corridor. The mesh needs to be as unobtrusive as possible visually, yet have the strength to maintain its integrity between the play area and spectators. Banker Wire construct their pre-crimped woven wire mesh of individual wires that are crimped prior to being woven together on a loom. Pre-crimping the wires provides a much higher degree of control during the weaving process. Storage for equipment has been integrated so that it is easily accessible from both the interior spaces and the exterior.

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Location Budapest, Hungary Client/operator Magyar Testgyakorlók Köre (MTK) Architect BORD Architectural Studio Llc 3 Felsö erdösor HU-Budapest 1068 www.bordstudio.hu Team Peter Bordas (Head architect) Kata Zih (Co-ordinating architect) Robert Benke, Peter Bukovszky, Zsofia Dobay, Robert Gulyas, Bela Marsal, Tamas Mezey, Dorottya Repai, Tamas Tolvaj, Istvan Ulmann, Eszter E. Vagvolgyi, Reka Zsolyomi Author Ildiko Pém Photos Gyorgy Palko Tamas Bujnovszky Opening October 2016 Construction costs EUR 25,000,000

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FOOTBALL CAPSULE ÚJ HIDEGKUTI NÁNDOR STADIUM IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY The Új Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium designed by Bord Architectural Studio is a 5,000-seat capacity stadium, ranked UEFA category 3. The ‘football capsule’ is a venue created for football events with lower spectator capacities, but thanks to its original design it meets the functional, geometrical and acoustic requirements of big, modern stadiums and is therefore able to provide the desired, real arena atmosphere. The essence of any stadium is the fine union of the pitch and of the stands surrounding it. A carefully designed, enclosed seating bowl provides perfect views and a cauldron-like experience, which are essential conditions for the true atmosphere. Seating bowls of stadiums with 20-80,000 spectator capacities therefore manifest the typically closed, highly arched and dynamic form. Stadiums planned for less than 10,000 seats rank as small-sized or mini-arenas. In these stadiums not only are the spectators’ comfort level and the range of services often of a lower standard, but the shape of the seating bowl

and the whole appearance of the building are simplified and thus the quality of the experience is less intense as well. Simple functionality The Új Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium named after the famous football player of the Golden Team, the famous Hungarian national football team of the 1950s, is located on the site of the former MTK Stadium in the industrial suburb of Budapest. The former athletic stadium had been demolished because of its poor condition and functional obsolescence. The new pitch was built on the space enclosed by the former athletic track, so the architects preserved its sb 2/2017


position below street level. However, they gave its axis a north-south alignment in order to meet the requirements of modern football stadiums. The stadium had to be designed for 5,000-seat capacity, a fact that clearly defined the Új Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium as a mini-arena. In view of this low capacity and the restricted potential of the narrow site, the stands were set opposite each other along the west and east sides of the pitch. Functional areas: small-scale but high-quality The building is set back from Hungaria Boulevard, so an elegant public square welcomes visitors outside the main spectator entrance. The fans are able to move from the street straight to the east stand, so there is a clear and spacious route for them. Buffets, a fan restaurant and sb 2/2017

other facilities are also located on this entrance level providing the highest standard of services. ‘Street boxes’ are positioned separately on the first level because they function as exclusive business rooms of the MTK fan restaurant. The main volume of the stadium is joined to the west stand. VIP, media areas, the players’ zone and the new headquarters of MTK, one of the most popular Hungarian sports clubs, were set in this four-storey building section. The parking area is situated in front of the stadium, slotting within the footprint of the former athletic track. The welcome zones for players, VIPs and media guests open from this level. The VIP lounge is situated on the first level, from which VIPs can reach their separate seats in the stand. The sky boxes are placed on the two upper levels. 29


Bars, restaurants and other retail areas are set in the south part of the stadium and can meet the needs of city dwellers throughout the year. The rival supporters’ entrance is located separately on the north side of the stadium. Their welcome zone, seats and associated services are organised in this protected area. Conceptual space design Designing a stadium for a low spectator capacity was a source of innovative architectural solutions. The external appearance of the building is divided into two different parts by a characteristic, slanting concrete slab. The volume for public use is set under the slab, while the roof of the stadium is situated over it. The roof with the membrane sheeting tensioned against the steel skeleton gives 30

the building a dynamic form, its energetic lines evoking the body of a car. This effect is also emphasised by the ribbon-like section over the main public entrance. The volume under the slanting slab with its sharp, folded edges is reminiscent of an origami figure and blends well with the industrial environment of the stadium. This concept also appears in the design of the inner surfaces around the pitch. In this way the stadium bowl is created by the union of the two stands opposite each other and the consciously shaped masses along the north and south sides of the football pitch. This acoustically rated, closed seating bowl strives to guarantee the same experience that is generally expected from stadiums designed for ten thousand visitors. sb 2/2017


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SPORT ABOVE THE MOTORWAY WILLEM-ALEXANDER SPORTS PARK IN SCHIEDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Location Schiedam, the Netherlands Client/operator Municipality of Schiedam Architects MoederscheimMoonen Architects Schiedamsedijk 43 NL-3011 ED Rotterdam www.moederscheimmoonen.nl Project team Erik Moederscheim, Jim de Koning, Ruud Moonen, Fernando Polo Calvo, Sander Malschaert, Christiaan Harmse Author MoederscheimMoonen Architects Photographs Ronald Tilleman Official opening October 2016 Construction costs Building: EUR 5,500,000 Sports park: EUR 11,000,000

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How can you make a motorway section attractive and functional for local residents? This is the question MoederscheimMoonen Architects set to work on for the Municipality of Schiedam. They devised a unique solution for a stretch of the A4 motorway between the Dutch cities of Delft and Schiedam. The result is a wonderful green park and a new sports location that will definitely appeal to the imagination. Located some six metres above the motorway, the sports fields are enclosed by one of the largest ‘canvases’ in Europe. Together with the fence manufacturer, the architects created no less than 8,500 m² of colourful fencing that consists of over 1.6 million tangible ‘pixels’. Initially, the tunnel and the motorway formed a barrier between the two adjacent residential areas. But the new design has now achieved the opposite. By realising the park and sports fields on top of the tunnel itself, it has literally created new connections between the two resi­dential areas. They offer an environment for everyone living in the area – young and old – to exercise and relax in. The complex and multidisciplinary nature of this assignment is reflected in the multiple use of space on top of and around the tunnel. Sports fields are located on the roof of the tunnel section. The design features concrete canopy structures on both sides of the tunnel. Under the canopy on the northern side are four cages for baseball, softball and cricket, as well as a 7-lane running track. The car park is

situated on the southern side of the sports park, providing 600 parking slots, 400 of which are covered. The main building is situated in the heart of the park, between the elevated sports fields. As such, it has a direct relationship with the surrounding athletics activity. The building houses a sports hall, changing rooms for various indoor and outdoor sports, rooms for dance and ballet, and a large catering establishment with terrace seating. The terrace takes the shape of a plateau. ‘Hovering’ between the building’s different levels, it forms a transitional zone between the different street levels. The building’s overall design is characterised by the prominent expressive qualities of the fresh green roof and terrace awnings that emphasise the complex’s layered nature. sb 2/2017


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ERIK MOEDERSCHEIM MoederscheimMoonen Architects

What theme will dominate sports architecture in the near future? The biggest trend in building sports facilities in the Netherlands is that we are trying to add value to these buildings by combining different functions. Most of the sports buildings we design are also cultural or educational buildings. That means that they attract people from different backgrounds and with diverse interests, creating the potential for interesting interactions. In the near future, I think that buildings will become increasingly multifunctional, enabling sports to merge more and more into our daily life. And that’s a good thing! The integration of sports with different programmes (work, culture, education, retail) will serve society and the individual athlete by making sport an easily accessible part of life. As architects, our task is to put these themes on the agenda and create attractive designs that promote sport. What is your favourite sports facility? And why? To be honest, I don’t have one favourite facility or building. I’m still really impressed by how the City of London organised and designed the Olympic Games in 2012. The whole event was built with both permanent and (semi-)temporary buildings and venues, and I think that’s why it achieved a very high level of intelligence in terms of sustainability and public awareness of managing such large-scale events in relation to local values. It was a bright, fresh, colourful ensemble and above all a sustainable one. With every big event like the Olympics, lessons can be learned about how to deal with large-scale buildings and their lifespan, but the London 2012 event was a huge step in the right direction. What is your favourite sport and favourite club? What does this sport mean to you as an architect? Like most Dutch people, I love my football. For me, it’s a sport where team spirit, speed and elegance come together in a sublime way. At its best, it’s a form of ballet with a ball. The aspect of tactics turns it into a very interesting piece of theatre, independently and regardless of whether you support a specific team. For this reason, I just like good football but I have always had warm feelings for the clubs that represent the city (or areas) where I once lived and live now. Right now, our office is working for one of the most popular teams of the Netherlands: Feyenoord Rotterdam. We are designing the buildings for their first team as well as for their Youth Academy. In the place where they work and train every day, the whole environment needs to provide a certain level of comfort and protection. sb 2/2017

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URBAN POETRY NOTO-LUCCHESI STADIUM IN MARSEILLE, FRANCE

Location Marseille, France Client/Operator City of Marseille Architects Atelier NAOM* (Nouveaux Architectes Of Marseille) 467, avenue de Mazargues FR-13008 Marseille www.naom.fr Author Damien Fluchaire Photos NAOM* Official opening May 2016 Construction costs 3,265,000 EUR

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The Noto-Lucchesi Stadium is located in the 13th district of Marseille in a socially disadvantaged area. The architects of Atelier NAOM* designed the home for schools and clubs that offers training space of quality for the neighbourhood. The functional buildings (locker rooms, cafeteria and the groundsman’s apartment) are buried in mounds. The current site was abandoned and was the scene of drugs racketeering and all kind of smuggling. The client required a building resistant to burglaries, graffiti and broken windows but easy to maintain and operate. Under the influence of these urban phenomena, the architects wanted to halt the spread of “barricaded” and “all-concrete buildings”. At the Noto-Lucchesi Stadium, two buildings, one 400 m² and the other 100 m², are placed in earth mounds. The reason was to protect the façades and roofs, to control access and thus provide a green space which this “concrete and asphalt” neighbourhood was lacking.

Vegetal vocabulary This unexpected functional response should not only intervene in the lives of the residents but also transform the aesthetics of this site: creating a “bubble of air”, a parenthesis, a kind of sacred place of sport and recreation, dedicat­ed to schools and the locals. The project borrows a vegetal vocabulary to offer a unique outdoor space. Corten steel as an evocation of the earth is combined with green spaces. Five shells as monoliths are placed in the slope to mark entrances and façades of invisible buildings. The patina of corten steel, in warm shades ranging from orange to brown sb 2/2017


and evoking the colour of the earth, joins the green slopes dotted with fallow land and flowers. More benefits, mostly financial, are obvious. The earth excavated during the works could be handled much more easily with fewer truck rotations than usual. The former locker rooms were recycled into compacted rubble on site in order to prepare the platforms. Visual and physical transition The blades of the fence, opaque from the front, quickly disintegrate into twig-like configurations when viewed from the side, thus enclosing the site while keeping a sensible and perceptible link with the nearby urban context. The fence overcomes the visual and physical sb 2/2017

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ANTIQUE TENNIS THEATRE TENNIS TERRACES ON MALLORCA, SPAIN Location Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain Client/operator Country Club Santa Ponsa / e | motion Spain S.L. Architects GRAS Arquitectos - Guillermo Reynes Architecture Studio Son Armadans 24 ES-07014 Palma de Mallorca www.gras-arquitectos.com Staff Guillermo Reynés, Álvaro Pérez, Mayca Sánchez, Xim Barceló, Laura Purlyté, Marta Wieczorkiewicz, Jesús González, András Papp Author Gras Arquitectos Photos Gras Arquitectos, José Hevia Mallorca Open, Maks Richter Official opening March 2016 Construction costs EUR 1,683,730

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GRAS Arquitectos designed „Tennis Terraces“, host of the Mallorca Open, the first tennis tournament to play on grass courts in southern Europe. White concrete cantilevered slabs define the tennis club in the middle of the nature. The Master series facility combines the social building together with a total of 17 tennis courts on 10,000 m².

The strong natural context defined the concept of the project. The topography of the land demanded a terracing strategy in order to place the different courts at different levels following the slope of the hill. The building itself is therefore conceived as a continuation of that terracing: two floating terraces, white concrete slabs, overlooking the tennis compound. By positioning the building at the highest point of the area, it works as the last terrace of the project and as a great viewpoint, balcony to the rest of the plot, especially to the Centre Court. Natural stone stadium The Centre Court is the heart of the project. A series of terraces are carved in the hill to create

a natural stone stadium, a sort of „XXI century Greek Epidaurus tennis theatre“. The „stadium“ can seat up to 1,500 spectators. The terraces are built with traditional stone masonry, using solid blocks of a Mallorcan natural stone called Mares. A natural scenario combining the stone and the natural grass is created following the context of the site. Clubhouse: meeting place and balcony The clubhouse is designed not just as a social building, also as a viewing platform to watch the tennis games at the Centre Court. The build­ing of 1,130 m² leans out to the court in order to enjoy views from all floors. White exposed concrete slabs cantilevers are created to maximize those views. sb 2/2017


A fully glazed ground floor welcomes the visitor with a lounge and a restaurant. The whole façade can be opened having a continuous space „in and out“ so the user can enjoy the terraces, the gardens and the pool, always surrounded by the tennis courts. At the back of the lounge, the dressing rooms and service areas are located. An open steel staircase leads up to the first floor, an open plan multipurpose room with a balcony around the whole floor. Since the room can also be used as a gym, the balcony offers the possibility to install a jogging circuit around the building. sb 2/2017

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GRANULATED CORK PILOTED IN HAMBURG, GERMANY PROS AND CONS OF CORK AS AN INFILL FOR ARTIFICIAL TURF PITCHES Authors Photos

Torge Hauschild, landscape architect for district sports facility construction at Hamburg-Mitte district authority Oliver Schneider, Labor Lehmacher | Schneider GmbH & Co. KG Torge Hauschild (Figures 1 and 8 to 11) and Labor Lehmacher | Schneider (Figures 2 to 7)

The surfacing of sports facilities and sports grounds in Hamburg with artificial turf has been underway on a relatively large scale since 2006. Defined as the standard by the district authority, the “2nd-generation” (or 2G) turf construction method has been the subject of heated debate among users and manufacturers. Infills of granulated plastic are no longer currently in use; instead, the granulated cork on the market and under discussion since about 2007 is now undergoing exhaustive testing. The author explains the background to this trend and reports on initial experience with granulated cork. The story so far Some of the construction projects implemented from 2007 to 2009 utilised “3rd-generation” (or 3G) artificial turf surfaces, i.e. partially infilled with rubber and sand. These involved artificial turf surfaces from different manufacturers and of different systems in terms of gauge, fibre count, fibre length and fibre properties. The infill used on these grounds also varied, with both EPDM and TPE being employed. As a recycled product with the associated stressing and the familiar drawbacks in terms of colouration and odour, SBR granulate was the only one to be rejected from the outset. All the same, a number of clubs used the material in their own projects. Maintenance- and material-related damage, the scope for maintenance and the basic economic framework called for a review of construction methods in 2011. This resulted in the definition of a standard valid for Hamburg which is based on an artificial turf with textured fibres and an infill consisting purely of quartz sand, i.e. the 2G construction method. Although choosing an established and proven product may seem “uninspiring” to clubs, users and particularly manufacturers and meet with criticism from them, this decision by the district authority in Hamburg has been vindicated. The district authority set itself the goal of implementing construction projects cost-consciously and efficiently, providing a reliable sports offering all-year round and maintaining it in the long term with the available means of maintenance and care. 44

At present, this construction method is still the method of choice, although new products are being tested, as regards not only infills, but also fibre systems such as combined fibres from different manufacturers. The approach of employing fibres and granulates of identical materials (PE) is also being pursued with interest. By 2016, the City of Hamburg had equipped some 70 large pitches with artificial turf. The first turf renewal proj­ ects are now in preparation. Relevant factors In its decision, Hamburg-Mitte district authority complies with its commitment to treat all users and clubs equally and offer them if possible identical usage and operating conditions. For the specification of an appropriate construction standard, a large variety of factors were investigated to prevent wasted investment and unwanted consequences: Functional suitability: A long, smooth and soft fibre with an infill of quartz sand combined with a suitable granulate infill still represents the best replication of natural turf and thus offers optimum playing comfort. Maintenance needs: Systematic maintenance is an indispensable precondition for operating an artificial turf pitch and keeping it functional. It is therefore a point of criticism that the finance provided in precisely this sensitive area only permits the minimum amount of maintenance. This trend stretching back several years is unlikely to be reversed. The choice of construction method is capable of sb 2/2017


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Cork as the infill of an artificial turf system

diminishing the risk of a significant reduction in the useful life of the artificial turf system. Cost-effectiveness: By its very nature, a high-end artificial turf calls for higher investment than a 2G artificial turf. The infills (EPDM, TPE or cork) are more cost-intensive in terms of initial investment and refills, and maintenance is more elaborate (if it can even be afforded) and hence more expensive. In addition, the green wastes of the adjoining surfaces, enriched with migrated granulated plastic, are more expensive to dispose of. Environmental compatibility: Synthetic artificial turf obviously has its drawbacks in terms of environmental compatibility. The recycling of artificial turf is basically uneconomic at present, as it consists of a mix of different plastics. As far as the infill is concerned, it can be said that quartz sand as a natural product is safe and is available without a “use-by date” date. This also applies particularly with regard to the migration of material into sewers, onto adjoining surfaces and into containers of green wastes. The situation for granulated plastics as synthetic infills is entirely different. Material durability: In terms of durability and susceptibility of the various artificial turf systems, Hamburg first had to gather experience. Fibres faded, became detached or broke; granulated plastic tended to clump. The most obvious choice must be in favour of an artificial turf system whose maintenance is affordable and that has proven itself and established itself on the basis of experience. Multifunctionality: In a comparatively densely populated city state, artificial turf has to be versatile. It should always be compatible with football, hockey and other sports and must also withstand leisure activities and school playground usage with as little damage as possible. Is cork infill the alternative? (Figure 2) In the efforts to regularly update and optimise the stan­ dard, systems and products are tested that embody promising improvements in terms of the factors listed above. This applies to artificial turf as such as well as to the infill. On the last-mentioned count, granulated cork may well even be ushering in a change of policy, as the material displays a number of fundamental advantages. sb 2/2017

As a product of nature, granulated cork is a renewable raw material derived from the bark of the cork oak (Quercus suber) from sustainably managed sources. In addition to its classical use for bottle corks, cork’s special properties make it suitable for use in many areas – even in space travel (heat shields). It is also known as an insulating material, which is attributable to the raw material’s low density. Since about 2007, granulated cork has been put to use to a growing extent as an infill in artificial turf systems. For infill production, leftover material from bottle cork production is granulated and usually heat-treated. Cork’s use as an infill is favoured by its many positive properties: • • • • •

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Low density: insulating properties with low heat absorption when exposed to sunlight High elasticity because of its large share of air-filled cell structure High strength and low wear High fire resistance; slow to react to a large number of acids and other chemical substances Sustainable product with an attractive life-cycle assessment: sustainable production and straightforward processing mitigate the impact of relatively long transportation distances No environmental toxicity: cork contains and binds pollutants owing to its natural protective function for the cork oak. In terms of current limit values, the pollutant content is admissible and can be considered safe. Susceptibility to mould so far not demonstrated Largely odour-neutral

At the same time, there are still a number of unresolved issues concerning granulated cork as the material has not yet been standardised or certified and, in addition, it has not yet proven itself definitively on the market and in practice. Taking into account the matter of cost-effectiveness, these issues still have to be critically assessed.

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Figure 3

Dense systems with cork Infill (3/8” gauge, textured fibres, 35-38 mm pile height, approx. 220,000 fibres/m²)

Cork pilot project Having firmly established itself in the technical discussion, cork was taken up by the specialist authority as the subject of a pilot project. The associated theoretical appraisal and discussion set out to investigate whether using granulated cork would call for a type of artificial turf deviating from the defined standard. It was suspected that the dense structure of the favoured artificial turf system coupled with the low effective pile height of the curly fibres could make it much more difficult to introduce the coarser cork granulate infill into the artificial turf. This suspicion was also initially echoed by most artificial turf manufacturers. Finally, a field test on a small pitch in spring 2014 decided whether the idea could be pursued further at all. The test showed that the introduction of the granulated cork was more time-consuming but certainly possible. As a consequence, four more large pitches in need of modernisation were selected in 2014 for a farther-­reaching test of granulated cork. Because of the lack of standards and test procedures and owing to the obligation to observe product neutrality in invitations for tenders, the granulated cork was defined primarily by means of its grain size and weight per cubic metre. To put the findings from the pilot project on a broader footing, greater variation was admitted for the standard of the adopted artificial turf systems.

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Open system of combined fibres with cork infill (curly fibres with monotapes, 45 mm pile height, approx. 120,000 fibres/m²)

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Open system with cork infill (3/8” gauge, textured fibres, 38 mm pile height, approx. 130,000 fibres/m²)

The following turf systems were adopted: •

Two relatively dense systems (3/8” gauge, textured fibres, 35-38 mm pile height, approx. 220,000 fibres/m²) (Figure 3) A relatively open system (3/8” gauge, textured fibres, 38 mm pile height, approx. 130,000 fibres/m²) (Figure 4) A relatively open system of combined fibres (curly fibres with monotapes, 45 mm pile height, approx. 120,000 fibres/m²) (Figure 5)

To ensure objective results, the pitches have been monitored by experts Lehmacher-Schneider since going into operation in 2014/15 who have surveyed the maintenance and operating data. A sensible scale of testing was based on the technical standard DIN EN 15330-1 and the FIFA Handbook of Test Methods. The tests can be subdivided into three basic areas. The protective function of the artificial turf system, i.e. the effects of the system on athletes (on the joints and ligaments, for example), is investigated by

Figure 6

Test set-up for investigating force reduction, energy return and vertical deformation.

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Figure 8

Cork infill washed to the surface and migrating due to heavy rainfall

Granulated cork after migration into a run-off collector

measuring force reduction, energy return and vertical deformation (Figure 6), and rotational resistance (Figure 7).

work are the consequences, and the economic impact of this must not be underestimated (Figures 8 to 11).

The sports function of the artificial turf system, i.e. the special requirements to be met by the system to ensure its suitability for sports activities, is investigated with tests of ball roll and bounce.

Provisional conclusion On the basis of the findings, it can be concluded at present that granulated cork represents a genuine alternative to granulated plastics in terms of protective and sports functions.

Wear, material durability and thus cost-effectiveness are investigated by measuring infill height and by establishing the infill grading curve. Other factors arise additionally during ongoing pitch use, above all due to the weather. The unusually large number of heavy rainfall events in Hamburg in summer 2016 revealed the “floating� phenomenon. When more rain falls on artificial turf than can run off or seep away, water accumulates. If the accumulating water exceeds the pile height of the artificial turf fibres, the relatively light granulated cork is lifted by its own buoyancy out of the composite fibres (even textured fibres) to the surface where water currents can cause it to migrate significantly. Even if it does not migrate, the granulate remains after water drainage on top of the artificial turf and has to be worked back in again. Loss of material and extra

Figure 7

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Test set-up for investigating rotational resistances

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Granulated cork is expected to be show higher wear than of granulated plastics, although the difference after initial field testing is not as high as in the laboratory. In addition, the quality of granulated cork can vary. It is extremely important for quality standards and requirements to be set and test methods defined. The lack of standards and certification will always be an argument against choosing granulated cork. Its susceptibility to the weather is a further drawback and the economic effects need to be investigated further. On the face of it, dense and high-pile artificial turf systems are less likely to lose material, be it through usage or the weather. In the third year of pitch operation with these systems, the need for refill is low, while the two grounds with more open systems are already showing acute refill needs.

Figure 10 Granulated cork collecting in a shaft screen after a heavy rainfall event

Image 11 Accumulation of granulated cork in a DN 315 control shaft after flooding of the overall system during a heavy rainfall event

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Ceiling elements made of architectural mesh The ceiling elements are from Haver & Boecker, a family-run medium-size business based in Oelde, Westphalia. To clad the stadium’s plant installations, some one and a half football pitches of wire mesh have been installed. The mesh elements meet the highest standards of fire safety and, due to their semi-transparency, there are no limitations to the working of the ventilation, air-conditioning and sprinkler systems. Mesh elements are available straight or wavy, tensioned or in removable elements. Technical components such as lighting fixtures or sprinklers can also be integrated into the mesh ceiling.

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In this connection, the Hamburger SV football club has opted for a forward-looking turf strategy for its Volksparkstadion. Its home ground will be the first stadium in Germany to have 100 % sustainable fibre-reinforced FS PRO rolled turf – a system that promises high robustness and maximum versatility. Working with Peiffer Rollrasen and EuroSportsTurf, the Hamburg club is going new ways in its multifunctional arena and is revolutionising its turf strategy. Club management opted several years ago for the reinforced FS PRO turf system in the stadium after successfully testing it on its training grounds – though as a permanently installed system and not as rolled turf. For two years, Christoph Strachwitz, HSV’s Head

Groundsman, had the chance to gather experience and feedback from players before FS PRO was also installed in the Volksparkstadion. “It’s hard to believe just how turf has come along technologically. We’ve got what is probably the darkest stadium in the Bundesliga, which isn’t exactly beneficial for grass growth. With the FS PRO hybrid turf technology, we can ensure consistently high quality and levelness all year round, despite everything – something we were unable to do with conventional natural turf.” In 2017 Strachwitz intends to take the next step. Along with Bundesliga fixtures, the Volks­parkstadion hosts a multitude of events in the course of the year. The stadium stages large concerts in the summer break sb 2/2017


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STRONGHOLD OF PERROT IRRIGATION

SHOCK PADS FOR ENDURING EXCELLENCE

Although the third largest city in Switzerland, Basel is home to the country’s largest stadium, St. Jakob-Park. Its pitch is irrigated by fast rotating PERROT impact sprinklers which enable efficient pre-match watering and quick irrigation during the half-time break. The sprinklers’ certified and high distribution accuracy keeps the turf healthy even during prolonged dry periods.

Artificial turf football pitches based on a shock-absorbing layer continue to meet stringent FIFA quality standards after ten years of use. This was proven by a practical study completed earlier this year. “Over the past decade we have consistently monitored synthetic football pitches,” explains Frenk Stoop of Alveosport. “Of the 41 artificial grass football pitches we studied, 28 are built on a shock pad.” The earliest pitches with a shock pad in the study date back to 2006.

The associated training centre has also equipped four natural turf pitches with PERROT systems. A further artificial turf pitch is irrigated by large-area pop-up sprinklers of the VP series (in the picture above). With their help, the temperature on the pitch can be considerably lowered on hot days and this also reduces the risk of injury to players at the same time. Other well-known sport facilities of the City of Basel such as Rankhof, Schützenmatte, Pfaffenholz and Bachgraben irrigate a further 29 natural and 4 artificial turf pitches with the reliable systems of the Swabian sprinkler manufacturer. Moreover, the City of Basel has been a pioneer in installing all sprinklers outside the (natural turf) pitches. Sprink­ lers with a very high casting range of over 44m radius are used in such cases. This approach considerably facilitates pitch maintenance, and numerous investors all over the world have meanwhile followed the city’s example.

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In the study, the pitches were subjected to the same tests as those used by test institutes to determine whether an artificial turf system meets FIFA One-Star or FIFA Two-Star standards. The results show that the shock absorbency and the ballbounce characteristics of pitches with a shock pad remain high for a longer period of time than of pitches using rubber in-fill systems instead of a shock pad. The certainty that a pitch with a shock pad will still deliver the required performance after ten years of use is decisive for clubs and municipalities that want to invest in a high-quality pitch with the lowest long-term cost. “The elastic properties of the pitch that are important for players’ comfort and health are delivered by the shock pad underneath the artificial grass carpet,” explains Frenk Stoop. “Properties such as the pitch’s shock absorption and energy restitution.” These have a major effect on the joints, tendons and muscles of the players. In rugby, shock pads are essential to prevent injuries to the head (HIC) too.

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22,000 M² TEXLON® ETFE ROOF

SYNTHETIC PITCH FOR SUPER LEAGUE

Stadium design has changed over the past 15 years, but whatever the venue’s location, there are commonalities in the overall design results – the comfort and experience of the individuals inside. Large stadia are no longer just sporting venues, but are instead multifaceted destinations. Vector Foiltec’s Texlon® ETFE technology offers a variety of benefits to roof and facade designers for stadia and arenas.

Professionals at top-flight club FC Thun have been playing their home games on a synthetic pitch since the Stockhorn Arena was opened in July 2011. The turf that had been there from the start had to be replaced in June 2016 as it was worn out, and the club opted for the LigaTurf RS Pro II CoolPlus. The synthetic turf system from Polytan is certified with the “FIFA Quality Pro“ seal of approval. Not only does this demonstrate the high quality of the new sports surface, but it also makes the pitch officially suitable for international fixtures. The pitch was designed and installed by Bächler + Güttinger AG of Kiesen.

U.S. Bank Stadium is the first completed professional sports stadium to incorporate ETFE in the United States. The new home of the Minnesota Vikings marks a new era in stadium construction. It is the largest ETFE roof in North America, spanning over 22,000 m2. Vector Foiltec’s Texlon® ETFE system covers 60 percent of the roof and consist of 75 cushions with about two percent of the weight of a comparable glass roof. While controlling the light transmission, ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) simultaneously offers transparency, so you feel as though you are in an open-air stadium. Different shading techniques, insulation methods and lighting designs are all unique to the goals of each stadium project. Each of those key components affects the various technical values, which at the end create an overall comfort for the visitors of the stadium. Not only is light transmission an important factor for the comfort of individuals in the stadium, but it is also an essential part of growing natural turf in a fully enclosed stadium. By incorporating ETFE this can be done without the use of artificial light.

The decision in favour of synthetic turf enables three teams to train and play at the Stockhorn Arena all year round without having to put up with the disruption caused by bad weather. Officials specifically selected the LigaTurf RS Pro II CoolPlus synthetic turf system from Polytan on the basis of recommendations from other stadiums and the good price-performance ratio. The Stockhorn Arena means that there are now two football stadiums in Switzerland where Super League matches are played on synthetic pitches. The first was the Stade de Suisse in Bern. BSC Young Boys, the holders of several Swiss titles, have played there on a LigaTurf RS Pro CoolPlus pitch from Polytan since 2014. It is also “FIFA Quality Pro“ certified.

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ROOF WITH A LONG WARRANTY

PROFESSIONAL SOCCER LIGHTING

US Oyonnax from the northeast of Lyon is one of the top teams in the French Pro D2 professional rugby league. In order to comply with its growing number of spectators and make the main grandstand more comfortable, the number of seats was increased from 2,000 to 4,000 and the stand was fitted with a sophisticated membrane roof. It covers the spectator terraces over an area of 2,000 m2 and towers 16m up over the stadium at its highest points. A Soltis FT 381 membrane facade was applied to both sides of the grandstand to provide exceptional protection from the wind and weather. Both projects had to be fitted within the three-month break after the end of the season, which proved to be quite a challenge. Company SMC2, as an international player for tensile structures, was picked to make the membrane and its full service – from engineering to fitting with its own special teams – made it especially well qualified for the job. SMC2 developed the membrane roof in 3D with BIM, drew up the concept and implemented all the details and designs.

Nordichallen is a modern exhibition and soccer hall with a mobile full-size artificial pitch located north of Sundsvall. It is the home of GIF Sundsvall, a club playing in the All­ svenskan, the Swedish premier league, which uses the hall for daily training, indoor tournaments and friendly games. Thanks to Osram, Nordichallen’s lighting has also been of premier-league standard since 2016. Osram Lighting Solutions planned and implemented a new LED hall lighting system which not only saves about 65% energy but also meets the professional lighting requirements of the Swedish football association.

A new-generation membrane called Précontraint TX 30 from French manufacturer Serge Ferrari was chosen as the new roof’s material. The material stands out with its excellent sustainability, as it is guaranteed to last more than 20 years. In this case, the crosslink technology used for treating the surface is something of a revolution and international scientists with top-level experience on how polymers age when exposed to light were consulted on the subject. Its long-term resistance to corrosion therefore ensures optimum resistance to photo-oxidation and micro-tears for decades. In addition to its low weight of 1,050 g/m2 and superior flexibility, Précontraint TX 30 boasts light transmission of 8%, therefore ensuring up to 60% more light is admitted than by conventional membranes. SMC2 Serge Ferrari SAS www.smc2-construction.com www.sergeferrari.com

After careful planning and exact calculations, the existing 500 conventional HID luminaires with 400 W each were replaced with 411 innovative LED luminaires with 181 W each from the Osram subsidiary Siteco in 2016. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and excellent efficiency they have increased the average lighting level in the hall from 400 lux to 800 lux. The LS160 LED luminaires provide a significantly better quality of light and enable spectators to look directly at the light thanks to satinised prismatic optics for reduced glare. And that is not all. It provides flicker-free light for video recordings – from cell phones to HDTV with super slow motion. (Photo: Effektgruppen AB).

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Good lighting is required where speed, precision and onthe-spot decisions are important – for players, referees and spectators. The rule of thumb for sports lighting is that the faster the sport and the smaller the ball, the more light is required – horizontal and especially vertical illuminance levels are essential for spatial awareness.

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SLIDING ELEMENTS

JUDO SPORTS HALL

The construction firm Bright Buildings will soon be completing a unique swimming pool facility in the Dutch Betuwe holiday region, ready for the new summer season. Besides the wall, half of the transparent roof of the new swimming pool at the Eiland van Maurik holiday park can slide open, causing the boundary between indoors and outdoors to blur. The engineers of Bright Buildings in the Dutch town of Heerlen developed a completely new sliding mechanism in-house. Managing Director Gertjan Grimbergen says that his firm, whose roots lie in greenhouse construction, is being asked increasingly often to install sliding walls and roofs. “The boundary between indoors and outdoors is steadily blurring, especially in our specialisation - the light structures that we build for retail and leisure facilities.”

Papendal National Sports Centre is headquarters of the Netherlands’ national sports development organisation and is the training location for numerous top-level sports. In 2016 the centre launched a full-time training programme for athletes of the Dutch Judo Association to meet the increasing popularity of this fast-growing activity.

The structure at the Eiland van Maurik is being built partly over an existing children’s water park. The swimming pool next to it is new. Bright Buildings is covering it with a large transparent gable roof. The trusses are made of steel profiles, the wall is of glass and the roof of polycarbonate. The sliding parts can be automatically controlled on the basis of the outdoor conditions, but the swimming pool managers can of course also control them themselves. It will take them only five minutes to open or close the roof. The wall’s windows can slide telescopically upwards. “None of the existing systems met our requirements,” explains Gertjan Grimbergen. So we designed a belt drive that is almost entirely incorporated in the vertical girders. You can’t see it, it’s safe and it operates smoothly.” An even more ingenious system was developed for the roof. The panels of the gable roof can slide downwards on either side of the ridge and then cover the panels at the gutter. Bright Buildings B.V. www.brightbuildings.eu sb 2/2017

Neptunus was tasked with creating a new bespoke sports hall primarily as a facility to accommodate judo but also with the ability to be used for other sports. It also needed to have the appearance of a permanent building while being totally flexible and sustainable. Neptunus built a state-of-the-art judo facility created within one of the company’s Flexolution demountable building systems. The ultra-modern sports hall, which opened in March 2017, looks and feels like a permanent building but took Neptunus’ technicians just 12 weeks to build and fully fit-out. The new hall, named the Ruskahal after Holland’s two-time Olympic Judo Champion Willem ‘Wim’ Ruska, stands three stories tall and covers more than 1,150 square metres. It incorporates a Dojo (a formal training place for martial arts), a grandstand, offices, medical and changing rooms, showers and toilets. In total, the new building offers over 2,500 square metres of space for athletes and their support teams. Although it is a semi-permanent structure, the Flexolution’s sophisticated system means the Ruskahal meets all the stringent energy and environmental standards which would be expected in a permanent building.

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COMPANY INDEX FOLLOWING SERVICES AQUATIC CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT

DISPLAY AND SIGNAGE SYSTEMS

Anti Wave....................... 60 Benz............................... 60 Berndorf......................... 60 Bright Buildings................61 Eurotramp....................... 62 hsb................................. 63 Kernig............................. 63 Serge Ferrari................... 66

ENGO............................. 62 Signgrass........................ 66

DRAINAGE, ATHLETIC TRACK BORDERS ACO............................... 60 ANRIN............................ 60 Hauraton........................ 62 Labarre........................... 63

ARTIFICIAL TURF POLYTAN.........................65 Porplastic.........................65 Signgrass........................ 66 Stargum.......................... 66 STRABAG........................ 66 Trofil............................... 66

CEILINGS, WINDOWS, WALLS Bright Buildings................61 CCSC...............................61 ISP.................................. 63 IST.................................. 63 Nagelstutz und Eichler..... 64 Serge Ferrari................... 66 Vector Foiltec.................. 66

CHANGING UNITS, CLOTHES LOCKERS Benz............................... 60 eccos pro.........................61 Neptunus........................ 64 Spieth............................. 66 Universal Sport............... 66 Züko............................... 67

ELASTIC LAYERS, PROTECTING SURFACES BSW................................61 KRAIBURG...................... 63 Kutter............................. 63 Melos............................. 64 Polytan............................65 Porplastic.........................65 Sekisui Alveo....................65 Spieth............................. 66 Stargum.......................... 66 Trofil............................... 66

GOLF COURSE CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT BSW................................61 KRAIBURG...................... 63 Kutter............................. 63 Labarre........................... 63 Novoter.......................... 64 Signgrass........................ 66

heiler.............................. 62 Hörger............................ 63 INTERGREEN................... 63 Kutter ............................ 63 Labarre........................... 63 POLYTAN.........................65 Porplastic.........................65 SMG............................... 66 STRABAG........................ 66 Trofil............................... 66

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MOBILE FLOORINGS, COVER SYSTEMS BSW................................61 ENGO............................. 62 Gerflor............................ 62 Hamberger..................... 63 Holz-Speckmann............. 63 Ice-World Ice-Business.... 63 Spieth............................. 66 Trofil............................... 66 Universal Sport............... 66

INDOOR SPORTS FLOORING ASB................................ 60 BSW................................61 Conica.............................61 Descol..............................61 DLW Flooring...................61 Gerflor............................ 62 Hamberger..................... 62 Herculan......................... 62 ISP.................................. 63 IST.................................. 63 KRAIBURG...................... 63 Polytan............................65 Porplastic.........................65 Sekisui Alveo....................65 Stargum.......................... 66 Trofil............................... 66 Weinberger..................... 67

MULTI-SPORTS COURTS DSGN concepts................61 Eiden & Wagner...............61 Herculan......................... 62 Playparc.......................... 64 Sekisui Alveo....................65 Signgrass........................ 66 SMC2............................. 66 Stargum.......................... 66

NATURAL TURF heiler.............................. 62 INTERGREEN................... 63 Kutter............................. 63 Signgrass........................ 66 STRABAG........................ 66

IRRIGATION heiler.............................. 62 INTERGREEN................... 63 Kutter............................. 63 PERROT............................65 STRABAG........................ 66

HYBRID TURF EuroSportsTurf................ 62

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LIGHTING heiler.............................. 63 INTERGREEN................... 63 Kutter............................. 63 OSRAM........................... 64 STRABAG........................ 66 Vector Foiltec.................. 66

ICE SPORTS EQUIPMENT.. AST................................ 60 ENGO............................. 62 GfKK.............................. 62 Ice-World Ice-Business.... 63 Universal Sport............... 66 Züko............................... 67

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AST................................ 60 BSW................................61 Conica.............................61 Hamberger..................... 62 Herculan......................... 62 IST.................................. 63 KRAIBURG...................... 63 Melos............................. 64 Polytan............................65 Porplastic.........................65 Sekisui Alveo....................65 Signgrass........................ 66 Stargum.......................... 66 Trofil............................... 66 Weinberger..................... 67

AST................................ 60 ENGO............................. 62 GfKK.............................. 62 Ice-World Ice-Business.... 63 Novoter.......................... 64 Züko............................... 67

ACO............................... 60 ANRIN............................ 60 CCSC...............................61 EuroSportsTurf................ 62 Hauraton........................ 63 heiler.............................. 62 INTERGREEN................... 62 ISP.................................. 63 IST.................................. 63 Kernig............................. 63 Kutter............................. 63 Labarre........................... 63 Melos............................. 64 Novoter.......................... 64 Polytan............................65 Porplastic.........................65 Signgrass........................ 66 SMC2............................. 66 SMG............................... 66 STRABAG........................ 66

Neptunus........................ 64 PM Engineering................65 SMC2............................. 66 Vector Foiltec.................. 66

PERIMETER BOARDS, NETTING AST................................ 60 ENGO............................. 62 Universal Sport............... 66

ROOFING SYSTEMS PM Engineering................65 Serge Ferrari................... 66 SMC2............................. 66 Vector Foiltec.................. 66 waagner biro.................. 67

SANITARY, HEATING, AIR CONDITION­ING, ENERGY RECOVERY GfKK.............................. 62 Kernig............................. 63 Novoter.......................... 64 SEW................................ 66

PLANNING AND DESIGN ArenaProjekt................... 60 Bright Buildings................61 Brinkmann + Deppen.......61 Calles - De Brabant..........61 DSGN concepts................61 geo3............................... 62 Kernig............................. 63 M3 Architectes............... 64 Pätzold + Snowadsky.......65 RAUMKUNST...................65 STRABAG........................ 66

POOL CONSTRUCTION, CERAMICS Agrob Buchtal................. 60

POOL CONSTRUCTION, MEMBRANE DLW Flooring...................61

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SECURITY SYSTEMS, FENCING Benz............................... 60 INTERGREEN................... 63

SPORTS AND PLAY EQUIPMENT, SPORTS GOODS Anti Wave....................... 60 Benz............................... 60 CCSC...............................61 Eiden & Wagner...............61 Eurotramp....................... 62 Gütegemeinschaft........... 62 INTERGREEN................... 63 Playparc.......................... 64 Spieth............................. 66 STRABAG........................ 66 Universal Sport............... 66

TESTING, QUALITY ASSURANCE BFGW..............................61 DSGN concepts................61 Gütegemeinschaft........... 62 ISP.................................. 63 IST.................................. 63

TICKETING, ACCESS SYSTEMS eccos pro.........................61

TURNKEY CONSTRUCTION SPORTS GROUND EQUIPMENT................... ANRIN............................ 60 Benz............................... 60 Eiden & Wagner...............61 Gütegemeinschaft........... 62 INTERGREEN................... 63 Novoter.......................... 64 Polytan............................65 Porplastic.........................65 Serge Ferrari................... 66 Signgrass........................ 66 SMG............................... 66 STRABAG........................ 66 Universal Sport............... 66

hsb................................. 63 Neptunus........................ 64 Nüssli.............................. 64 Pellikaan......................... 64 Vector Foiltec.................. 66

SPORTS HALL DIVIDERS. waagner biro.................. 67

STANDS, SEATING ENGO............................. 62 INTERGREEN................... 63 Nüssli.............................. 64 waagner biro.................. 67 Weinberger..................... 67

Berndorf......................... 60 hsb................................. 63 Zeller.............................. 67

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ArenaProjekt i Sverige AB Box 300 14 200 61 Limhamn, Sweden Phone +46(0)40 6271380 info@arenaprojekt.com www.arenaprojekt.com

ArenaProjekt create the necessary conditions for the planning and construction of the arena or stadium by providing services like programming, feasibility studies, concept design, preliminary design, cost estimations, event customisation and quality insurance, ArenaProjekt are then involved throughout the feasibility study and design process, providing assistance to meet with all clients and stakeholders’ requirements, ensuring correct logistics, proper planning and the right technical requirements. All this in order to create the most well-planned and cost-effective arena possible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Berndorf Bäderbau has been a leading manufacturer of stainless steel swimming pools since 1960. Berndorf Bäderbau has built over 6.500 swimming pools throughout Europe in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Thanks to its outstanding technical and optical characteristics, stainless steel is the ideal material for constructing commercial and municipal swimming pools. More and more private customers and hotel owners have become aware of the benefits of stainless steel pools in recent years. sb 2/2017


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BFGW Bundesfachgruppe Wartung – Sicherheit für Sport- und Spielgeräte e.V. Waldstraße 9 Since its founding in 1984, the BFGW has been an association devoted entirely to safety in 51145 Köln, Germany the operation of sports, play and leisure facilities. Its work is based on the specifications of the Phone +49(0)2203 301001 relevant DIN/EN standards, the guidelines of the GUV accident insurance institutions, and the info@bfgw.de German Equipment and Product Safety Act (GPSG). www.bfgw.de Bright Buildings designs and builds transparent, dynamic buildings with retractable and lockable roofs and façade frontages for clients in the leisure, retail and sports industries. The specialist in tailor-made building and space solutions for indoor and outdoor activities on a single site maximises the positive impact of daylight. After over 3,000 transparent structures, the skills of the family business are now in the hands of the fifth generation. Bright Buildings B.V. designs, produces and builds worldwide within the agreed deadline and budget.

Bright Buildings B.V. Sourethweg 17 6422 PC Heerlen, Netherland Phone +31(0)45 5470856 i.grimbergen@brightbuildings.eu www.brightbuildings.eu

Since 1991, Brinkmann + Deppen, an engineering office for sports and outdoor facilities in Sassenberg, has been a byword for top-level expertise in all areas of sports facility and stadium construction, building construction, and the design of parks and open spaces. We are the ideal contact throughout Germany and across Europe for design and project management in the fields of sports facility and stadium construction, parks and open spaces, building construction and expert opinions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CCSC Chongqing China Sports Construction Engineering Co.,Ltd Rm503 Longhu Crystal Int‘l,No164 Xinnan Rd,Yubei District 401147 Chongqing, China Phone +86(0)23 67882585 www.geckokingclimbing.com

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

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

Whether a sports hall, gym or multipurpose hall, we have a suitable sports floor for you, made from special sports linoleum. Why is it special? Simply because a proper sports floor system has to live up to its potential in terms of maximum support for any kind of movement of the user, whether general fitness activities, school sports or sport played at competition level.

DLW Flooring GmbH Stuttgarter Straße 75 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany Phone +49(0)7142 71-0 info@dlwsports.com www.dlwsports.com

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

DSGN CONCEPTS Hafenweg 31 48155 Münster, Germany Phone +49 251 961915-73 info@dsgn-concepts.de www.dsgn-concepts.de

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

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

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

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

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ENGO GmbH Srl Handwerkerzone Nr. 7 39030 Terenten (BZ), Italy Phone +39(0)472 546157 info@engo.it www.engo.it

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 25 years Herculan B.V. are developing, manufacturing and supplying seamless polyurethane sports and recreational surfacing products and systems. The systems include indoor sports floors, athletics tracks, multipurpose play- and sports areas, tennis courts and children’s playgrounds. Herculan BV provides an impressive wide range of high-quality polyurethane sports flooring systems. Worldwide renowned for durability, comfort, safety and performance! The Herculan sports surfaces are eco-friendly, seamless and meet all the latest European Standards. sb 2/2017


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

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

HÖRGER builds and sells cleaning machines for sports facilities and particularly special-purpose cleaning machines for synthetic running tracks, artificial turf surfaces and paved surfaces.

Hörger Maschinen e.K. Langenstraße 2 21781 Cadenberge, Germany Phone +49(0)4777 931373 info@hoerger-maschinen.de www.hoerger-maschinen.eu

The enterprise group of HINKE Schwimmbad Österreich/Germany constructs highly modern swimming pools made of stainless steel. hsb is one of the leading swimming pools construction companies in Europe. Municipal swimming pools in all parts of Europe prove our efficiency and bear witness to the proverbial hsb-quality.

hsb austria gmbh Dr. Scheiber-Straße 28 4870 Vöcklamarkt, Austria Phone +43(0)7682 2831 office@hsb.eu www.hsb.eu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nagelstutz und Eichler GmbH & Co. KG Industriestraße 16 45739 Oer-Erkenschwick, Germany Phone +49(0)2368 69030 info@ne-paneeldecken.de www.ne-paneeldecken.de

Nagelstutz und Eichler is one of Germany’s leading manufacturers of linear ceiling systems. As a company with a strong market presence and over 50 years of experience, Nagelstutz und Eichler is synonymous with heavy-duty metal ceilings. With nonferrous panel ceilings, sustainable and value-retaining room designs can be realised. When it comes to individuality, economy and durability, Nagelstutz und Eichler is the company to contact, from the idea through to completion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Play-Parc Allwetter-Freizeitanlagenbau GmbH Teutonia 9 34439 Willebadessen, Germany Phone +49(0)5642 70901 info@playparc.de www.playparc.de

Siegfried Strasser has been developing and building playground and exercise equipment for public spaces since 1979. And this has included the successful 4FCIRCLE® series of exercise equipment since 2001. He runs his company playparc GmbH together with his son Steffen. Playparc produces and sells four product lines well-known throughout Germany and the rest of Europe: NEOSPIEL®, 4FCIRCLE®, Replacement parts for all children’s playground equipment and IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND®.

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PM ENGINEERING SRL, with more than 50 years’ experience, is well known on the international markets with high quality products, fruit of deep researches. All the production phases (design, cutting, H.F. welding ) are carried out inside the factory, using up-to-date and automated equipments. The production process is always subject to careful inspections/tests on the raw materials and on the manufacturing cycle, so assuring high quality products, according to the European standards. The Company is certified UNI-EN ISO 9001: 2008

PM Engineering S.r.l. via V.Monti, 3 20030 SENAGO (MI), Italy Phone +39 02 9989701 texarch@plastecomilano.com www.plastecomilano.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alveosport is made by the Swiss company Sekisui Alveo AG, a European leader in foams specializing in polyolefin foams since 1971. The company is a subsidiary of ­Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd., with a global staff of over 20,000, and a global leader in foams since 1968. Alveosport is distributed worldwide through the Sekisui Group, comprising a global network of 76 companies serving every major country.

SEKISUI ALVEO (Benelux) BV De Raaf 33A 4102 DG Culemborg, Netherland Phone +31(0)34 553 3939 alveosport@SekisuiAlveo.com www.alveosport.com

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S SERGE FERRARI BP 54 38352 La Tour du Pin Cedex, France Phone +33(0)474 974133 ferrari@ferrari-texyloop.com www.sergeferrari.com

The French manufacturing group Serge Ferrari is a leader in the flexible composite material sector. As the inventor of Précontraint Serge Ferrari technology, they design and manufacture flexible composite materials for architecture, yachting, industry, furniture, equipment protection, health and environment sectors. Serge Ferrari brings flexible composites with technical, functional and enviromental responses perfectly adapted to the most stringent requirements of major sporting events.

SEW® - Systemtechnik für Energierecycling und Wärmeflussbegrenzung GmbH SEW® – Systemtechnik für Energierecycling und Wärmeflussbegrenzung GmbH is a manufacIndustriering Ost 86-90 turer of heat and cold recovery systems for all ventilation and air-conditioning systems. SEW®’s 47906 Kempen, Germany energy conservation technology is highly efficient and highly profitable and, by reducing the Phone +49(0)2152 91560 need for heating, refrigeration and recooling equipment, drastically cuts energy consumption info@sew-kempen.de www.sew-kempen.de and thus pays its own way.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPIETH Gymnastics is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of gymnastics equipment and mats. In addition, SPIETH also produces a broad range of judo floors, basketball units, climbing walls and changing room equipment. The product and service portfolio is is rounded of with customised solutions for training centres and freestyle halls. SPIETH has supplied equipment to 11 Olympic Games and 38 World Championships and will be Official Supplier to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Vector Foiltec designed, manufactured and installed the first ETFE cladding system in 1981 and has retained our position as markets leaders in this field. We currently manufacture our product under the trademark of Texlon®. Vector Foiltec holds the world’s most comprehensive body of ETFE related research data and continue to bring new and innovative products to the market. We are proud of our consistent track record in the delivery of elegant cost effective engineering solutions to meet our client’s many, varied and often complex needs. sb 2/2017


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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