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

International magazine for sports, leisure and recreational facilities


2017 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture prizes

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DEAR IAKS MEMBERS, READERS, AWARD WINNERS AND DELEGATES TO THE 2017 IAKS CONGRESS This issue of “sb” is the one that best illustrates the level of exceptional design in sports, recreation and leisure architecture. The IOC IAKS Exemplary Awards programme is recognized internationally for drawing together the most innovative, creative, and functional facilities from across the globe. Complemented by the IPC IAKS Distinction for universal accessibility, the winning projects showcase the noteworthy collaborations between owners, designers and operators. On behalf of the IAKS, I would like to thank both the IOC and the IPC for their ongoing support to this important awards programme, and for their active participation as well. This year there were a total of 72 projects submitted for the awards. I was honoured to act as Chairman of the Jury and would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the other members Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu, Gilbert Felli, Mark Todd, Wolfgang Becker, Ernst-Ulrich Tillmanns and Klaus Meinel. My thanks also go to the IAKS staff members for preparing the submission material for the jury meeting. As you read this edition of “sb”, you will no doubt be impressed by the very high quality of the award-winning projects, four of which are recipients of both the IOC IAKS Award and IPC IAKS Distinction. This year’s winners come from four continents and 12 countries. They span the range of major international sports event venues in Singapore and Brazil, to small and socially meaningful skateparks in Palestine and Spain.

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The Student and Young Professionals Design Competition, sponsored by the IOC, IPC and IAKS, similarly had an extremely broad range of submissions from 11 countries. This year’s winners feature a Gold-winning submission from Russia, and both a Silver and Bronze medal for submissions from Italy. In this competition, there is always a strong will to effect social change through meaningful and thoughtful architectural solutions. I would like to thank Wolfgang Becker who acted as Jury Chairman for this particular competition. International recognition, especially by our colleagues, is an important aspect of the awards programme. This edition of sb is one aspect of that recognition, but a more personal one is the presentation of the awards at the 2017 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prizes Ceremony held on November 7th. I hope that those of you in Cologne will be able to attend this event that honours both the award-winning projects and the individuals and organizations that collaborated so successfully in delivering them. This event has become one of the highlights of the IAKS Congress, and it is gratifying to see it continue to improve. Enjoy this exciting edition of sb, and if you are in Cologne, take full advantage of our exciting Awards ceremony, the IAKS Congress programme and the FSB trade show!

Gary-Conrad Boychuk IAKS Executive Board Member Chairman of the 2017 Jury for the IOC IAKS Award and IPC IAKS Distinction






Aquamotion......................................................................................... 8

Musholm Recreational Centre................................................. 42

Auer Weber Assoziierte

AART architects

Deodoro Whitewater Stadium.. ............................................... 12

Derby Arena....................................................................................... 44

Vigliecca & Associados and Whitewater Parks International

FaulknerBrowns Architects

Fun in a nature area....................................................................... 16

Landskate Parks............................................................................... 46

A24 Landschaft and Swillus Architekten

SCOB Arquitectura i Paisatge

Singapore National Stadium. . ..................................................... 20

Bruneck Climbing Centre.............................................................. 48

Arup Associates

stifter + bachmann

Activity landscape Harboøre.................................................... 50

IOC IAKS AWARD SILVER Arena do Futuro.............................................................................. 26 Lopes, Santos & Ferreira Gomes Arquitetos, Oficina AO/SC, AndArchitects and Paulo Casé Arquitetura

JAJA Architects

IPC IAKS DISTINCTION Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre...................................... 52

Youth Arena Deodoro.................................................................. 28

HCMA Architecture + Design

Vigliecca & Associados

Hebburn sports facility and library. . ..................................... 54 Löyly Sauna ....................................................................................... 30

FaulknerBrowns Architects

Avanto Architects

Montafon Nordic............................................................................. 32 mitiska wäger architekten

Branksome Hall Athletics and Wellness Centre................. 34 MJMA

TD Place at Lansdowne Park..................................................... 36 CannonDesign

Water polo venue........................................................................... 38 David Morley Architects


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SOS Children’s Village.................................................................. 56

Modular sports halls.. .................................................................... 71



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IOC IPC IAKS ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN AWARD FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GOLD Saratov Velodrome........................................................................ 58

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LED lighting for top athletic performance.. ....................... 74 Regiolux GmbH


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SILVER Cinqueanelli – Five Rings............................................................ 62

Hybrid Infill.. ....................................................................................... 75 New training center for Mogelsberg. . .................................. 75 Unique swimming facilities....................................................... 76 Glass sports venue flooring.. ..................................................... 76

Gildo Incitti

BRONZE Montesanto Upside Down......................................................... 64 Nathalie Esposito and Manuel Foresta

Apolda’s new, large sports hall............................................... 77 Rehabilitation of skate facilities............................................. 77 Company index following services.. ...................................... 78 Company index from A to Z. . ..................................................... 80


Imprint.................................................................................................. 88 2nd National Sports Infrastructure Congress. . ................ 66 New IPC President: Andrew Parsons.................................... 67 New standards for hockey turf and facilities.................. 67 New IAKS Members. . ..................................................................... 68

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Jury members f.l.t.r.: Ernst-Ulrich Tillmanns (4a Architekten), Conrad Boychuk (IAKS), Klaus Meinel (IAKS), Mark Todd (IPC), Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu (IOC), Wiebke Dierkes (IAKS), Gilbert Felli (IOC), Mag. Wolfgang Becker (Rif University Centre)

PRIZE-WINNING PROJECTS IN 13 COUNTRIES IOC, IPC AND IAKS AWARD THEIR INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE PRIZES 2017 Composed of international personalities, the jury for the 2017 IOC IAKS Award is commending four facilities with Gold, seven with Silver and five with Bronze. The IPC IAKS Distinction for accessible sports facilities is going to six participants. The prize-winning projects can be found in 13 countries worldwide.

This year, 72 projects have been competing from all continents, including ones in Azerbaijan, India, Nigeria, Palestine and Singapore. Countries ranging from A for Australia to U for USA were all participating. This year’s winners span the range of major international sports event venues in Singapore and Brazil, to small and socially meaningful skateparks in Palestine and Spain. Special achievements Two firms of architects are happy to be awarded prizes each for two projects. FaulknerBrowns from the United Kingdom are the creative minds behind the velodrome in Derby (Bronze) and the Sports Facility and Library in Hebburn Central (IPC IAKS Distinction). Architects Vigliecca & Associados in São Paulo also succeeded with two projects. Three sports facilities for the 2016 Rio Olympics are among the winners: the Youth Arena (Vigliecca & Associados), the Deodoro Whitewater Stadium (Vigliecca & Associados together with Whitewater Parks International) and the Arena do Futuro (Lopes, Santos & Ferreira Gomes Arquitetos, Oficina de Arquitetos & Paulo Casé in collaboration with UK-based AndArchitects). The six facilities receiving the IPC IAKS Distinction are located in Brazil, Canada, Denmark and the United Kingdom. 6

The IOC IAKS Special prize goes to the SOS Children´s Village skatepark in Bethlehem designed by Betonlandschaften. Located in a volatile setting, it seeks to improve the confidence and sense of belonging among the children through sport and exercise. Mission, competition and patrons The IOC IAKS Award and the IPC IAKS Distinction are the most important international architecture prizes for sports, leisure and recreational facilities. Every two years since 1987, the IOC IAKS Award is commending sports and leisure facilities of exemplary design and function. Together with the International Paralympic Committee, the IAKS is also awarding the IPC IAKS Distinction for sports and leisure facilities suitable for persons with a disability. The IOC IAKS Award brings to public attention exemplary buildings and complexes that integrate sensible sustainability and legacy considerations, strong functional planning and exceptional architectural design. The IPC IAKS Distinction aims at increasing the accessibility of all sports and leisure facilities and architectural structures in order to offer all people, regardless of their physical abilities, opportunities to practise and view sport freely and without barriers. sb 5/2017

Eligibility Entitled to enter the 2017 competition were newly built facilities as well as extensions, modernizations, rehabilitations or conversions of existing buildings and facilities. The facilities must have been erected and gone into operation between 1 January 2010 and 31 March 2016 and must have been in successful operation for at least one year. Temporary venue infrastructure/architecture (e.g. demountable or relocatable infrastructure for major sport events) were also eligible to be entered in the competition.

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Major outdoor stadiums Community outdoor grounds and public areas Multipurpose halls and major arenas Indoor facilities for sports, leisure and recreation Pools, spas and wellness facilities Specialised facilities for sports, leisure and recreation

An international Jury composed of personalities from the IOC, the IPC and the IAKS in July 2017 adjudicated the entries received. High interest in the Architecture Award for Students and Young Professionals The IOC, IPC and IAKS are also presenting, for the fourth time, the Architecture and Design Award for Students and Young Professionals for innovative designs and strategies for sports and leisure facilities. The competition is targeted at young architects, landscape architects and designers who are still studying or in the first two years of their careers.

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AQUAMOTION AQUATIC CENTRE IN COURCHEVEL, FRANCE The Aquamotion aquatic centre is placed in the middle of the French Alps, between Courchevel 1650 and Courchevel 1850. This platform flanked by two mountains faces a valley on one side and an exceptional alpine panorama on the other. The planners of Auer Weber carefully embedded the building in the topography. The appearance of the fifth façade, i.e. the roof, and its integration in the surroundings are a dominant design feature.

The roof of the project is guided by the topography and rises in order to accommodate the room schedule in a semi-underground manner. The two main areas, amusement and relaxation, are spanned over two floors, strengthening the idea of transparency and fluidity. The building becomes a sculpture of spaces and light. The elevation of the roof allows the building to open up and communicate with the environment, while flooding the halls with natural light with its glazed façades. Natural openings in this malleable volume, green in summer and snowed-in during winter, welcome the bathers with a view of the small stream of the river Gravelles. Additional openings in the roof of wood and glass face south to further brighten the interior with natural light. The movement of these openings throughout the build­ ing highlight the sensation of fluidity between the spaces. The landscape and the building mesh into one. Pool, spa and fun zone The façade towards the road is enlivened by the climbing wall on offer inside the building. The lobby below opens towards the swimming pools, welcoming the guests. 8

The building complex consists of two swimming pools under a single roof: One part of it provides for families and sport activities. This is where swimming will be learnt, the body will be trained and courage will be tested through various water attractions. Younger children will discover a separate world, specially designed for them, with water features. This area contains a waterslide of over 30 m, a looping wild-water slide of over 100 m, a jumping basin, a lagoon, a swimming pool and an outdoor pool. In its centre, a paddling pool with a coloured shell welcomes the children. Spa and relaxation area Those visitors seeking peace and tranquillity can directly retreat by a staircase to the spa and relaxation area, where they will discover a variety of offers. Within this landscape, a lagoon extends to the exterior with a connecting indoor and outdoor pool. Several features complete these baths: a dark cavern with a saltwater pool, a massage centre with a variety of services, and a cavity that opens towards saunas and Turkish baths, as well as a cold exterior pool. sb 5/2017

IOC IAKS AWARD 2017 GOLD PROJECT DATA Architects Auer Weber Assoziierte Owner Ville de Saint-Bon-Courchevel Operator Groupement sociétés ADL-Espace Récréa et HPC www.récré Opening December 2015 Size of site 26,000 m² Number of users 2016 95,000 Construction costs 37 million euros


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The building is notable for its integration in the landscape of the French Alps. With its organic shape and a roof sloping to the south down to the ground, it takes the form of a green hill in summer and vanishes in winter under a white blanket of snow. The circular rooflights to the south “gaze” like eyes out of the landscape and supply the interior with daylight. Together with the other glass façades, they contribute to a light-flooded, open and bright bathing hall. A broad selection of different pools, children’s areas, slides and much more besides makes the pool highly attractive. This facility is an additional attraction for Courchevel as a destination, which is of interest not only for ski tourists but also for visits at other times of the year. Aquamotion is an extremely successful combination of elegant design and high-grade opportunities. 9



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Restaurants and service areas In both pool areas, sufficient spaces to recline and relax are provided. The swimming activities and spa offers are supplemented by restaurants, which cater to physical well-being. On the lower level to the north, a snack bar opens towards the surf basin. On the last floor, a 300seat restaurant offers views of the mountains to the north. An underground connection from the aquatic centre to the car park provides the maximum degree of comfort to the guests.

The highly insulated green roof with its roof lights creates a grandiose internal space, which gives a sustainable impression through its brightness. Despite the emotive­ ness and organic form of the space, the project is very functionally organised. Both aspects, emotion and functionality, are key elements for a sustainable appeal to users. Compliance with the strict energy conservation standards and energy production through the use of renewable materials support the sustainability of the new building complex.

The centre is available to the public and caters to all ages – from children to adults and the elderly; activities range from swimming sessions for babies and toddlers, to aqua sports (aqua bike and aqua fitness), physical rehabilitation, fitness and corporate team building.

Semi-public mall The foyer is extended on the ground floor level by the main hallway running from north to south. This enables access to the semi-public mall with a beauty shop, hairdresser, climbing centre and restaurants. One floor lower are the changing rooms, which the visitors can enter having proceeded past the ticket counter. The adjoining corridor with shower rooms leads the bathers directly into the large, northern, lower swimming area for families and for those wishing to improve their sporting prowess. The mediation between the lower swimming platform and the upper, southern bathing area for the spa ensues from a grandiose room and space continuum.

All areas and functions are visually oriented towards their respective external garden and towards the magnificent mountain backdrop in the north. Natural lighting and green roof The ecological concept relies on the one hand upon sustainable design measures such as the exploitation of the sloping terrain on the site (reduced excavation work), water retention landscaping and the maximum utilisation of natural lighting through the perforation of the roof plateaus. On the other hand the technical specifications of the French thermal insulation regulation and High Quality Environment standard are, as legal obligations, adhered to. Renewable materials – wood chips – fuel the heating of the swimming pool complex. sb 5/2017

Organically formed terraces and ramps form an abstract landscaping element, which arbitrates not only between the various levels but also between internal and external spaces. The central positioning of the elevator and ramps with only a slight slope make all areas easily accessible.


DEODORO WHITEWATER STADIUM CANOE SLALOM COURSE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Designed by architects Vigliecca & Associados together with Whitewater Parks International, the innovative canoe slalom venue is cost-effective to operate. It is the first self-contained whitewater facility in Central / South America, providing for meaningful sport development in a previously under-supported region.

The site is part of Deodoro Olympic Park, a beautiful landscape that hosted 15 Olympic and Paralympic sports. The Deodoro venues are situated on military property previously used for Pan American and World Military Games. The Whitewater Stadium site enjoys a stunning orientation with dramatic terrain, a natural amphitheatre and a backdrop filled with breathtaking views of urban and mountain landscapes. Architecturally, the elegant, sympathetic shapes of the design blend almost seam­ lessly and artistically complement the surrounding space. In conceptualising the installation, the planners looked at best utilising site topography by matching the required gradients with natural slopes. Most of the facility was set on the least-sloped areas to balance earthworks. 8,000 temporary Olympic seats were also matched to existing terrain. In legacy, grass-covered slopes function as spectator seating. 12

State-of-the-art hydraulic system The facility draws water from a purpose-built reservoir (lake) and delivers it to the starting basins for two separate whitewater channels. Water descends the channels by gravity, guided by adjustable obstacles that create whitewater features (e.g. waves and eddies). The two channels include a 250 m competition channel and a 210 m training channel. Water depth ranges from 1.80 m to 2.40 m. Channel walls are precast concrete panels allowing better control of finish surfacing. Polyethylene obstacles are attached to metal tracks imbedded in channel floors. The 25,000 m³ reservoir lake, pump station and starting pools are in-situ reinforced concrete. Water is delivered to the starting basins by 4,000 l/s variable-speed pumps. The starting basins are serviced by mechanical conveyors, which transport boats up from the lake. A technical build­ ing houses an electrical plant and water treatment facility. A multi-level support building services facility logistics. sb 5/2017



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Vigliecca & Associados Whitewater Parks International Operator Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro

Photo: Gabriel Heusi

Opening December 2015 Size of site 490,000 m² Number of users 2016 400,000 Spectators 2016 40,000 Construction costs 30 million euros

JURY VERDICT This facility is one of the best examples of an engineered whitewater venue, which is usually a very specific facility with a restricted range of use. Here, the artificial lake at the bottom of the run serves now as a recreational swimming destination for one of the largest youth populations in Rio, even if it continues to host whitewater competitions. Unlike previous whitewater venues, the Deodoro design also reduces the vertical distance between the discharge level and the artificial lake at the bottom, thereby reducing the pumping height and energy required to operate it. The jury sees in the Deodoro design a socially responsible approach to catering for a meaningful legacy, and the ultimate benefit of a specialized facility to the general well-being of the neighbouring community. sb 5/2017



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To meet Olympic needs while ensuring sustainable legacy, the planners ran extensive analyses aimed at pumping water to the shortest possible height. This analysis included model testing at Czech Technical University, whose research experience helped to predict hydraulic behaviour relative to the rapid-creating obstacles. Research included 3D digital models and a physical model that provided detailing for channel shapes, gradients and obstacle placements. Innovations in the Deodoro design produced a state-ofthe-art hydraulic system, which allows for a 20% reduction in pumping height, competition channel length and water volume as compared to the London 2012 Olympic Canoe Slalom course. Legacy mode In legacy, the stadium has already hosted the Pan American Canoe Slalom Championships, which saw athletes from seven nations compete in October 2016. Meanwhile, the International Canoe Federation awarded the 2018 Senior World Championships and 2019 Junior/U23 World Championships to Deodoro, further acknowledging the facility’s technical function and accommodation. The facility also provides activity options for a variety of recreational paddlesports. Instructional and school-ori­ ented programmes have been planned for the training channel and lake, while the competition channel is level-appropriate for more experienced paddlers. Guided raft­ing excursions can cater even to inexperienced patrons. In an area that comprises Rio’s largest youth population, the venue will provide positive activity-oriented opportunities for young people. sb 5/2017

Pre-legacy initiative The facility’s lake doubles as a public recreation area. Portable structures are assembled to manage public uses adjacent to technical areas. The water treatment system has the greatest functionality of any whitewater facility constructed to date. It was specifically designed for high water quality standards to accommodate public swimming recreation post-Games. Being one of the first Olympic venues to be completed, the stadium enjoyed an early legacy prior to the Games where, between the months of December 2015 and March 2016, the lake offered free admission for swimming recreation, available to approximately 1.5 million people. Multi-user activity model for the future After successful implementation of its inaugural year, the Deodoro Whitewater Stadium has already demonstrated a strong, multi-user activity model for the future. The support building used during the Olympics is now being converted to house environmental education activities, community events and administrative offices, while a family clinic established prior to the Olympics has been actively serving nearby communities. It is also worth mentioning that the project for the whole X-Park, in which the Canoe Slalom Whitewater Stadium is inserted, was developed to be totally inclusive for all visitors. Even though the site has a challenging topography, with natural inclinations edging 35%, the paths were developed so that virtually all sectors of the park are accessible to all. 15

KOHLELAGER LANDAU “KOHLELAGER” SPORTS AND LEISURE CAMPUS IN LANDAU, GERMANY The 2015 Land Garden Show in Landau regenerated two sites for redevelopment: the former site of a barracks has been converted into a residential area; and the “Kohlelager” (coal stockyard) belonging to the barracks close to the striking curving railway line bordering Landau to the south is now a sports and leisure campus attracting users from all over the town. With its supplementary plantings, paths, and play and seating elements, the design takes up the linearity of the railway and incorporates existing relics. A “Finnenbahn” woodchip running track, a dirt jumping trail and a skate facility are the trend sports for all age groups that have been added to the “classical” play and sports areas. The landscape architects of A24 cautiously integrated the new uses into the existing site, so that environmental needs are met and the experience of the coal stockyard’s landscape aesthetic loses nothing of its uniqueness.

The special feature of the Kohlelager sports and leisure campus is its integration in a nature conservation area, with the sports and leisure facilities being concentrated on the former site of the coal stockyard. The layout of the existing railway line with its preservation-worthy vegetation succession forms the basic framework for the new sports and leisure campus. By cautiously integrating individual uses, the landscape aesthetic and ecological quality of the coal stockyard can remain visible. On the sports campus, local recreation, sport and park design have been combined in an extensive park landscape with its processual character, existing ruderal vegetation and new, linear paths. Overlaid on the novel play and sports campus with its densely planted areas is an accentuated, contemporary landscape architecture comprising a skate park, sports grounds, playgrounds and a dirt jumping trail. Sandwiched between Landau’s town centre and the open countryside, the leisure sports 16

facility thus links urbanism with a countrified atmosphere and demonstrates how culture, physical exercise and ecology can come together. Despite the preserved areas of ballast, barrier-free access to the strip of play opportunities is ensured via the circular path and level access paths leading to the play areas. Facility encircled by a circular path A 4-m wide circular asphalt path encloses the site by following the course of the disused railway line. It serves different forms of locomotion. Important cross links are stressed with broad concrete sleepers. The sports ground, whose artificial turf is filled with cork granulate, is recy­­ clable and a model of innovative construction methods. Nestling in the hilly perimeter at the foot of Ebenberg hill is a dirt jumping trail with various descents such as double lines, table lines and step ups with a sand pit. For the less proficient there is an easier practice track for sb 5/2017


PROJECT DATA Architects A24 Landschaft Swillus Architekten Operator Landesgartenschau Landau 2015 Opening April 2015 Size of site 750,000 m² Number of users 2016 20,000 Construction costs 4.6 million euros Operating costs 2016 24,000 euros

This experiment of combining traditional sports facilities with trend sports, coupled with the function of a place where people can come together and socialise in specific zones, appears to have proven highly effective. The design takes account of the requests and ideas of local sports clubs and groups. Access to all areas is barrier-free and the facility is available to visitors and users for their favourite activities at all times. In the layout of classical sports facilities, spacious outdoor areas provide excellent opportunities for practising trend sports. However, the special feature of this complex is its outstanding integration in the adjoining landscape. A zone for encounters and exercise that is worthy of imitation. sb 5/2017


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trying out biking on loose ground. An important feature of a dirt bike is its front suspension. This reduces the shocks to which the bike is exposed to a minimum, and this is also necessary since some jumps can be as long as 10 metres or more, with riders “flying” several metres through the air. Seating platform with a toolbox The routing of the tracks was planned at several workshops and in cooperation with users. With the aid of heavy construction machinery on site, the basic landscape was modelled, and the finishing touches were performed by users themselves. Minor repairs or modifications to the tracks are always necessary and desired so that the track meets the competitive requirements of its users. A small area with a folding seat platform forms the meeting point for dirt bikers. The flaps of the bench seat can be flipped up as backrests and thus reveal the contents of the large toolbox such as shovels and rakes. Diversified running experience Along the thinned peripheries of the dense undergrowth of hawthorn on the slope of Ebenberg hill is a “Finnenbahn” wood-chip track forming a roughly 900 metre long running circuit. Here you can run to your heart’s content on the pleasantly springy surface, with minimal strain on the joints. You can jog, walk or gently stroll here – with or without sticks – whichever way the mood takes you. The Finnenbahn offers a diversified and motivating walking and running experience with high appeal thanks to the succession of straights, and tight and broad bends, with climbs and descents alternating with level sections. Sports hall with rounded corners At the north-western end of the sports facility, a single-court sports hall has been erected. The hall’s sb 5/2017

shape has been derived from the dimensions of the rink used for the main sport practised here, roller hockey. According to the rules, the roller hockey corners have to have a radius of at least two metres, as the players can circulate behind the goals as in ice hockey. For reasons of space and cost, the outer walls also serve as the rink boards. The rounded corners of the rink can be seen on the outside and have given rise to the building’s external shape. The hall interior is oriented to the west, and the ancillary room wing to the east. The hall’s main entrance is linked by a direct path to the parking spaces of the sports centre in the south. In the hall interior, the players’ benches and penalty benches required for roller hockey are located behind boards. The equipment room opens onto the hall via a door in the boards and a folding door. The changing and sanitary area consists of four changing rooms with wet cells and toilets. The side entrance from the sports ground permits access to the changing rooms and sanitary facilities even outside hall opening hours and also makes it possible to divide the changing rooms into those for sports ground and hall use. Users generate ideas for skate park The eastern end of the coal stockyard is marked by a concrete and asphalt surface serving as a youth play area with a basketball court and skate park with a large skate pool and various skating elements such as corner quarters, wobbles, curbs and the large wall ride at the end of the site. The concrete surface meshes closely with the central area of chippings. It was here, in accordance with the wishes of local skaters who actively participated in workshops, that a remarkable skate park has been ­created. 19

SINGAPORE NATIONAL STADIUM NATIONAL STADIUM AND SPORTS HUB IN SINGAPORE The National Stadium is a state-of-the-art sports venue, air-cooled, and designed with a movable roof and retractable seating. The architects of Arup Associates thought of designs to support the widest range of sports and leisure events throughout the year. It is the first stadium in the world custom-designed to host athletics, football, rugby and cricket all in one venue, and able to convert from one mode to another within 48 hours.

Located on the site of the previous Kallang Stadium, the site retains, and builds upon, the rich history of national achievements that it has hosted. A key design driver was to not only provide state-of-the-art sporting venues but also to integrate the needs of the Singaporean National Day celebrations to ensure the city centre site would retain its place in the culture of Singapore. At the heart of the Singapore Sports Hub is the National Stadium – placed under a unifying protective canopy that connects all parts of the Sports Hub to offer flexible event and informal spaces that serve the community. Singapore Sports Hub was conceived as a long-term legacy project for the nation rather than to respond to the requirements of a major one-off event. As the PPP team is responsible for operation and events post completion, the National Stadium was developed to offer maximum flexibility and operational efficiency throughout the life-cycle of the facility. Sports promenade The integration of sport and public space is principally achieved through the sports promenade. Conceptually 20

proposed to provide rain- and sun-protection to spectators circulating outside the stadium, in response to the harsh tropical climate in Singapore, the design was developed to realise the potential of this 1 km long connect­ ing space for everyday use. On non-event days, the sports promenade transforms into an exercise area with a jogging track and fitness centres, accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This in­ spirational civic space links the National Stadium to various key sports venues, lifestyle destinations, public rooftop spaces and green spaces within the Sports Hub. Free-spanning dome structure The dome was selected as the architectural concept, as this provides a central, foreground element that allows the remainder of the sports, leisure and commercial components of the project to benefit from shared public and operational spaces. The stadium roof has a span of over 310 metres, making it the largest free-spanning dome structure in the world. The result is in an awe-inspiring event space. Respecting economy of means, the dome structure itself uses a third of the steel weight per square metre of other large span structures of this scale. sb 5/2017


PROJECT DATA Architects Arup Associates Operator SportsHub

Photos: Arup and Franklin Kwan

Opening June 2014 Size of site 350,000 m² Number of users 2016 > 830,000 Spectators 2016 1.2 million Construction costs 1.13 billion euros

JURY VERDICT Singapore Sports Hub has set new standards of adaptability and interaction. It provides facilities for the entire population of the country. This is the first stadium in the world custom-designed to host athletics, football, rugby and cricket all in one venue and able to convert to different modes within 48 hours. The design concept of placing the National Stadium under a unifying protective canopy that links all parts of the Sport Hub offers great flexibility for events. It also serves the community in protecting the public circulating between the different facilities within the Sports Hub from the rain and sun. All footpaths, ramps, stairways and access areas comply fully with the highest standards of universal design. The Sports Hub represents a strong commitment to spectator sport and recreational activities. sb 5/2017

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Energy concept and cooling The National Stadium has embraced the climatic conditions prevalent in Singapore by integrating sky terraces with planting and vertical greenery to the edge of the internal concourse areas in order to create a high-quality, natural waterfront environment. The energy concept was to reduce everyday reliance on active systems, allowing for passive ventilation where possible. Innovative engineering solutions have been integrated into the design to maximise, where possible, the use of natural resources. The innovative stadium comfort cooling system achieves a 60% reduction in energy use compared to a conventional ‘cooled stadium’. The energy used to drive this system is offset by energy harnessed from renewable energy sources on site, resulting in a ’carbon-neutral’ cooled stadium. 2020 vision The Singapore Sports Hub is a key project in the government’s urban development plan, forming a central part of the 2020 vision for a sustainable, healthy and growing population. Links to the extensive local public transport, pedestrian network and the island-wide park connector system provide a seamless connection to local residential areas, the wider waterfront and to the city centre. The National Stadium and Sports Hub have become the centre of sport and have redefined which events are possible to host within the city. Extensive research into an appropriate commercial model was conducted through the design and construction process allowing integrated systems, seating offers and hospitality options. sb 5/2017

Accessible for all Recognising the uniqueness of the project within Singapore, the design reaches beyond code requirements to address government concerns over the ageing population with reduced mobility. The Singapore National stadium was designed for all, without exception, and offers facilities for the entire population of the country. The National Stadium is the central element of the Sports Hub, and the primary public access is via the ‘Stadium’ MRT station which is fully accessible with escalator and lift access. The Sports Hub also provides a shared parking allocation of over 3,500 spaces. There are 20 dedicated accessible spaces within the podium of the National Stadium for event and non-event day use, with identified areas for accessible parking in surface parking adjacent to neighbouring buildings within the development. The National Stadium has 240 accessible seating spaces with additional allowance for seats which are located at the ends of rows and offer those with limited mobility easier. The Sports Hub provides a site-wide solution to ticketing and security. A dedicated ticket office is located facing the main public square (accessible from the MRT station); this serves all venues within the Sports Hub and incorporates the requirement set out in Singapore’s universal design standards. Vertical movement between the arrival level and the sports promenade is via one of three circulation nodes that incorporate stairs, escalators and lifts. 23

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ARENA DO FUTURO HANDBALL ARENA IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL The brief for the handball arena was to build something that would contribute to the city of Rio de Janeiro beyond the 2016 Olympic Games. Lopes, Santos & Ferreira Gomes Arquitetos, Oficina de Arquitetos, & Paulo Casé in collaboration with UK-based AndArchitects provided the design for the handball arena.

This architectural project had to search for suitable solutions in diversified interfaces in the complex system of sports equipment for the games and its legacy. Unlike other arenas located in the Olympic Park, the arena will be used in the construction of four public city schools right after the games. A building was therefore developed that gave priority to concepts like flexibility, mutability and adaptability in its construction. During the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Future Arena hosted the handball and the goalball competitions. The arena had a capacity of 12,000 spectators for the Olympic Games and 5,204 spectators in Paralympic mode. The total built-up area was 24,214 m². “Nomadic architecture” By using an innovative technique called “nomadic architecture”, it was ensured that even a temporary structure can leave a lasting legacy. The core of the project consisted of an octagonal area, where the competitions were held, and its stands. There was also an independent and temporary metal structure. It had an octagonal shape so that the modular structures could be adapted to separate spatial organisations to enable their transformation. The building skin was composed of cladding made of recycled wood enveloping the building. 26

This system was intended to filter external light and to absorb the landscape silhouette showing the geographic fluidity of the environment. After the games, the structures are due to be dismantled and used in the construction of four state schools thus leaving a lasting legacy to the city of Rio de Janeiro. Careful thought was given to what materials and systems of construction would allow this transition with minimal wasted material. The main elements that will be reused are the roof, reconstituted timber rain-screen cladding, the main structural steel elements and disabled ramps, which will form the shells of the four schools. The schools were designed simultaneously with the arena. The grid for the floor plates and the roof were all designed from the outset for both buildings so that the panels on the façade and on the floor and roof could be easily relocated in order for the modules to work for both buildings. The arena has been designed to meet the best accessibility standards with a particular focus on provision for visually impaired people. All spectators enter the building together via long gentle spectator ramps. The number of wheelchair spaces and easy access seating provided to spectators far exceeds the regulations. sb 5/2017


PROJECT DATA Architects Lopes, Santos & Ferreira Gomes Arquitetos Oficina AO/SC AndArchitects Paulo Casé Arquitetura Owner Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro

Photos: Leonardo Finotti

Operator RioUrbe Opening October 2015 Size of site 34,643 m² Construction costs 38.8 million euros Operating costs 2016 1,645,000 euros

JURY VERDICT The search for a temporary venue construction for multi-sport events is a current challenge. The Arena do Futuro was designed as a dismountable structure: firstly to accommodate 12,000 spectators for the Rio 2016 Summer Games; and secondly to be converted after the Games to accommodate four schools for 500 students each. During the Games, this highly accessible venue offered exceptional facilities for disabled spectators, including signage and wayfinding for visually impaired people. This project is highly innovative. It has responded perfectly to a sports need including the accuracy and architectural look of the façade, as well as to a social need for new schools in the city. The jury believes that the construction of the four schools will be achieved soon. sb 5/2017


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YOUTH ARENA ARENA FOR BASKETBALL AND FENCING IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Youth Arena was the only arena in Rio 2016 that already underwent reconfiguration during the Olympic Games. It was the stage of 30 women’s basketball matches from 6 to 14 August before hosting the modern pentathlon fencing competitions from Thursday, 18 August onwards. Along with the X-Park, Youth Arena will be one of the largest Games legacies, as it will be used as an education and training centre for athletes.

The building was designed by architectural firm Vigliecca & Associados as a multi-functional arena with a large span that emphasises the adaptability of space and has structural conditions that provide ventilation and natural lighting. The highly changeable and sustainable character of Youth Arena was guided by the maximum use of space and minimal maintenance costs. Two different sports on a single site Basketball and fencing are diametrically opposed sports, differing in their playing areas and numbers of spectators. One of the biggest challenges of the project was to develop a space to accommodate the competition area for fencing, in which duels take place simultaneously, and the one for basketball, which requires only a quarter of that space. The competitions for both sports took place four days apart – the first one being basketball. For basketball, stands were erected on all sides of the court with seating capacity for 5,000 people. The concept of creating a bowl in which the public surrounds the players is used in sports arenas to create an intense atmosphere. For modern pentathlon fencing, which requires a larger competition area than basketball, the stands were reduced to 4,000 seats and occupied only the sides of the court. In order to adapt the arena’s layout to both sports and also make it useful once in legacy mode, temporary 28

installations were created within the permanent building. Once a legacy, the arena will have eight sports courts and 2,000 seats on only one side. Large span, low operational costs The project uses a sports hangar as its concept, being coherently elegant on the Olympic scale and presenting a large span of 66.5 metres making it able to house several sport modalities. The building was designed to operate with only natural ventilation and illumination once in legacy mode. The adjustable shading devices and screens on the façade and exhaust openings on the roof as well as large shaded areas on the façade all contribute to reduced maintenance costs. The artificial lighting and air conditioning were demanded by the Olympic Committee but were only used during the Olympic Games. The entrance ramp is extremely wide and allows all spectators to enter the building together. Inside, a long gentle ramp leads to the spectator areas. Doorways are extremely wide, routes are clear of unnecessary barriers, and elevators large. There are extremely well positioned wheelchair spaces offering an exceptional view of the field of play. Signage and wayfinding to assist visually impaired people has been provided. sb 5/2017


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Vigliecca & Associados

Owner Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro

Opening March 2016 Size of site 20,000 m² Construction costs 21 million euros


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Youth Arena was planned to be used as an education and training centre for athletes, although the seating capacity is flexible and can accommodate up to 5,000 spectators. As its concept, the project uses a sports hangar featuring a large span of 66.5 metres to make different sports modalities possible. The facility will profit from its adjustable shading devices and screens on the façade as well as from exhaust openings on the roof, all contributing to low maintenance costs. Deodoro has been left an extremely high accessible venue, which will provide a range of indoor sports to the mainly poor local community, including sports to disabled people. The jury regards this venue as an extremely good example of flexible and universal design. 29

LÖYLY SAUNA PUBLIC SAUNA IN HELSINKI, FINLAND Finland has 5.4 million inhabitants but 3.3 million saunas. Public saunas are now regaining popularity as they are playing an important part in new urban culture. Avanto Architects have designed a new free-form sauna building with triangular faces. Löyly (Finnish translation for the steam produced when water is poured onto hot stones in a sauna) in Helsinki offers its visitors a public sauna experience all year round.

The building at the cruise ship harbour is located in Hernesaari, a former industrial area on the Helsinki seashore that the city of Helsinki is developing into a residential area. Form follows various functions The architectural idea is simple: the rectangular black box containing the warm spaces is covered with a free-form wooden “cloak”. Instead of being mere decoration, the sculptural structure made of heat-treated pine has several functions. It provides people with visual privacy. The wooden strips, however, do not limit the view of the sea view from within, but function like venetian blinds. There are sheltered outside spaces between the warm mass and cloak where users can cool down between sauna ses­ sions. The cloak forms intimate terraces between its slopes that serve as a place to sit. The structure protects the building from the harsh coastal climate. It shades the interior spaces with big glass surfaces and helps to reduce the input of energy to cool the building. The stepped cloak forms stairs providing access to the roof and viewing terraces on top of the building. When the wooden building turns grey, it will become more like 30

a rock on the shoreline. The construction forms a big outdoor auditorium. Ingeniously conceived room design The building consists of both the public saunas and a restaurant. The saunas and public spaces open up to the sea, with interesting views of the city centre and even of the open sea. Different areas are conceived as spaces within a space. Interesting views open up between closed spaces, as users move from one area to the next. The restaurant is a light and open space. The building is heated with district heating and electricity is produced with water and wind power. Relaxation room with a fireplace, bathing in the sea The three different saunas are all heated with wood: a continuously heated sauna, a once heated sauna (that is heated in the morning before the sauna is open and stays warm all evening) and a traditional smoke sauna – a true rarity in an urban sauna. The spa area next to the saunas with its cold water basin and a fireplace room is ideal for relaxing between or after sauna sessions. Users can swim in the sea. In winter there is an “avanto” – the hole in the ice for winter swimming. sb 5/2017



PROJECT DATA Architects Avanto Architects Owner Kidvekkeli Oy Operator Royal Restaurants Opening May 2016 Size of site 3,027 m² Number of users 2016 30,000 Construction costs 6.4 million euros Operating costs 2016 50,000 euros

JURY VERDICT As a germ cell for future development to revitalise this area of the city and to start attracting people early on, an exciting little sauna building has been erected. With the unusual combination of such different functions as a restaurant, sauna and viewing platform, the architects have succeeded in mak­ ing this location extremely attrac­ tive. The Finnish sauna bathing tradition, previously only a private ac­tivi­­t y, is now becoming possible in the public domain thanks to the skilful design of the façades with wooden louvres. Views from outside looking in have been barred, while views from inside looking out onto the sea and the city have been made possible. The jury is impressed by the idea and the sculptural design of the architecture. sb 5/2017


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MONTAFON NORDIC SKI JUMP CENTRE IN TSCHAGGUNS, AUSTRIA The four individual ski jumps are arranged in ascending order and have a shared out-run. The planners at mitiska wäger architekten chose smooth transitions between the ski jumps as well as between the jumps and the terraces for overall terrain modelling.

The main idea of the concept was to make use of the natural topographical conditions and to embed the four ski jumps in the landscape as smoothly as possible. Instead of mounting the jumps on pillars at great expense, the simplified design calls for the ideal spatial integration of the processes required for their functionality – the distinctive feature of the project. The buildings and elements of the facilities are built along the slope line, narrowing towards the valley. These generate complementary features without conflicting with the linearity of the fanned ski jumps. Arriving from the service road, visitors approach the facilities from the eastern side of the shared out-run of the four ski jumps and have access here to all areas of the functional building. The two-storey building merges with the slope at ground-floor level. The second storey seems to grow out of the slope and opens out onto the spectator terrace on the roof of the ground floor. This can be 32

accessed via a ramp in the east, which is arranged alongside the building. Unique coaching platform The two-storey main section of the building houses the information room for the athletes on the ground floor. Above it are the commentators’ room with a perfect view of the entire facility and the clubroom with a small cater­ ing area, which can also serve the spectator terrace. Next to the building is access to the incline lift. The incline lift affords easy access to the ski jumps HS 66, 40 and 20 and to the coaching platform from the middle station. A unique feature is that coaches can monitor and supervise proceedings on all four ski jumps from this spot. The upper exit of the incline lift provides access to the largest ski jump, an HS 108. Restricted to white and anthracite The materials of the ski jumps are largely dictated by the ski jump technology: galvanised structural steel, sb 5/2017


PROJECT DATA Architects mitiska wäger architekten Operator Vorarlberger Schulsport-Zentrum

Photo: Benjamin Marte

Opening June 2014 Size of site 35,500 m² Number of users 2016 2,736 Construction costs 13.9 million euros Operating costs 2016 211,000 euros


anthracite-grey synthetic panels, artificial green grass mats, and transparent, slightly reflective acrylic glass. The jump facility’s colour scheme is derived accordingly: referring to the acrylic glass used for the ski jumps, the concrete façades of the functional building and the judges’ tower are clad with white, opaque synthetic panels reflecting the surrounding land­ scape. The rugged green carpeting refers to the green mats of the ski jump facility. All the required additional building elements are in anthracite-grey, which is highly unobtrusive at any time of year and alludes to sb 5/2017

the dark-green mountain forest in the background. Basically, all the structural elements are made of solid concrete: the jumps, the functional building and the pylon of the judges’ tower. Merely the top of the judges’ tower has been constructed as a solid “wooden triangle”. Each of the four jumps can be used in summer as well. The track systems of the HS 108, 66 and 40 in-runs have been constructed as year-round tracks, whereas a matting track was chosen for HS 22.

What makes this project special is, among other things, its outstanding integration in the topography of its surroundings. In confined space, architects Mitiska Wäger have succeeded in designing four jumps of different sizes. At the periphery of these jumps, two judges’ towers have been built in a modern design. From here it is possible to view all four jumps, which offers unique advantages. From the point of view of tourism, the jump facility is attracting an entirely new category of visitors. Domestic and foreign ski jumping teams will come here for training under ideal conditions. The jury was delighted with this powerful architectural gesture for the benefit of ski jumping. 33

BRANKSOME HALL ATHLETICS AND WELLNESS CENTRE CAMPUS SPORTS FACILITY IN TORONTO, CANADA The campus facility designed by MJMA provides students with opportunities to embrace all facets of leisure - from the aquatics centre, dance studio, dining hall, fitness centre, gymnasium and rowing centre to the yoga studio. The aquatics centre includes two saltwater pools: a four-lane training pool and a shallow-floor teaching pool, which is ideal for lifesaving classes, beginner swim classes and classes for the primary students.

The new 72,000 m² Athletics and Wellness Centre AWC connects to and re-clads the existing pedestrian bridge, linking the east and west campuses. The strong visible connection to the ravine is like a breath of fresh air deep into the inner volumes. The larger programme volumes are containers of light, sitting on a glowing glass base elevated in a similar way as the pedestrian bridge. Exterior glazing allows visibility to the life within, showcasing the Branskome Hall functions and creating an open inviting public identity. Floating viewing gallery to inspire more involvement A major challenge was to fit the large programme volumes onto the limited building footprint within a 12metre residential height restriction. The aquatic hall is set one level below grade with the gymnasium above. The aquatic hall is visible from above through a floating viewing gallery, and surrounding concourse social spaces. These popular glazed viewing areas serve as campus-wide meeting and gathering places. The AWC serves as a campus-wide social hub with places to watch sport and provides informal studying spaces. 34

Fully equipped pool with visual connection to the surroundings The teaching pool is a shallow basin with a stepped entry along the full width and a hydrotherapy bench opposite the entry. The interchangeable 4- and 5-lane training pool has a 2.7-metre deep end for rescue training, and features an underwater speaker system for lap training and synchronized swimming, and a scoreboard, touch pads and timing system. The aquatic centre is designed with a salt saline chlorination system. Continuous white oak bench seating and vertical slat screening bring warmth to the aquatic hall and improve acoustics, while providing a visual reference to the adjacent wood forest ravine. The HVAC systems are hidden in a high wall parapet that is an extension of the roof line and provides acoustical control for sound to both Branksome Hall’s adjacent buildings and the surrounding neighbourhood. The new facility complements and provides a direct connection to its heritage and natural surroundings with a natural palette of materials, finishes and textiles; with transparent views and abundant natural light permeating sb 5/2017



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Operator Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre Opening January 2015 Size of site 5,531 m² Construction costs 23.4 million euros


deep into programme spaces and student commons. The subdued natural palette of concrete, light wood, masonry, stone and glass establishes an appropriate neutral backdrop to the colourful school sb 5/2017

uniforms, team jerseys and student life. Exterior glazing allows visibility to the life within, showcasing the Branksome Hall functions and creating an open and inviting public identity.

The jury is awarding a Silver medal for the conceptual design and construction of the centre responding successfully in all respects to the idea given by the school in the brief. The building reconnects the east and west zone of the campus to become the hub of the school campus. It promotes a culture of care and a healthy living and learning environment, offering openness and connectivity without compromising student safety. The architects have successfully taken advantage of this tight piece of land. The use of glass façades and the inclusion of the campus’ dining hall have pushed the connectivity. The centre’s most important characteristic is how it promotes social wellness, during the school day for the entire student body, and as a common meeting focus for local neighbourhood programmes after school hours. 35

TD PLACE AT LANSDOWNE PARK STADIUM AND ARENA IN OTTAWA, CANADA Situated within Ottawa’s urban centre next to the Rideau Canal, Lansdowne Park has been a historically significant exhibition, sports and entertainment destination. The original stadium was a product of Canada’s centennial in 1967. In 2009, the City of Ottawa embarked upon a major redevelopment of the 40-acre site, transforming the existing stadium and repurposing the park’s heritage buildings. CannonDesign added an 18-acre world-class urban park.

The redesigned TD Place Stadium and Arena at Lansdow­ ne ­Park is a 24,000-seat outdoor and 9,000-seat indoor multisport facility. The venue’s capacity can expand to 40,000 seats and is fully equipped to host national and international sporting and entertainment events. TD Place reveals how stadiums can coexist with the natural environment they inhabit. The stadium’s defining element is its veil – an undulating wooden skin that acts both as enclosure to the stadium and a welcoming park façade. The veil is composed of 24 primary glulam radials that vary in lengths with each possessing a unique profile. Creating the stadium’s roof structure, the wooden frames are designed in a rhythmic way to create a laminar flow of space that public can actually flow through, into and out of. This is coupled with a public concourse section. The veil was envisioned to be fabricated from Alaskan yellow cedar right from the inception. Found abundantly along the northern Pacific Coast of North America, it is the hardest known softwood, offering exceptional durabil­ity and resistance to rotting and decay. 36

TD Place Stadium creates a new paradigm for urban stadiums by drastically departing from the traditional notion that a stadium is an inert building in a sea of parking and, instead, takes on a position that architecture is dynamic in which people and built form intersect. The new South Stands are conceived as emerging from the park, truly becoming a ‘Stadium in the Park’. Registered LEED for Neighbourhood Development project Every aspect of TD Place is informed by a holistic approach toward sustainability. The proposal relocates the existing surface parking infrastructure underground, opening up the park – in the true sense of the word – for the public for the first time. The mixed-use development is designed to connect to the surrounding community in a safe and convenient way, and its accessible location encourages alternative modes of mass transit. The site design includes many areas for social interaction, and a network of walking and cycling pathways that help reduce the dependency on cars. It effectively mixes multiple uses by combining sb 5/2017


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PROJECT DATA Architects CannonDesign Operator City of Ottawa/Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Opening June 2014 Size of site 161,875 m² Number of users 2016 1,500 Spectators 2016 1.2 million Construction costs 103.9 million euros


residential, commercial and retail spaces with outdoor recreational spaces, athletic facilities, and entertainment venues, giving the development a sense of community and vibrancy. Being a sport and entertainment-centred development, the health- and active-living theme blends seamlessly with the design. sb 5/2017

Seamless public access and site integration were key objectives. The publicly accessible south concourse serves as a part of the overall park pathway network, and part of the universally accessible network. A series of pathways over the berms expand the parks walking paths, while providing postgame crowd dispersion and emergency egress.

The “TD Place at Lansdowne Park” is an outstanding example of the further development and face-lifting of an existing sports stadium. The on the ground plan curved façade of the new south stand is derived logically from the design of the new park while also establishing relations with the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. With its peaceful and lightweight façade of horizontal wooden louvres, the building presents a friendly and inviting face to the park and the opposing side of the canal. A stadium in a car park has been transformed into a stadium in a park. This goes a long way towards improving the quality of life of local residents and park users. Function and form come together here in exemplary fashion and create a new quality. 37

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WATER POLO VENUE WATER POLO VENUE QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK IN LONDON, UK The water polo venue with its competition pool and warm-up pool (both measuring 938 m²) was a temporary facility for 5,000 spectators at the London 2012 Olympic Games. This was the first time a bespoke water polo venue was built for a major event, and the unique constraints were used to generate a building form that would befit the prominent site. From the outside, David Morley Architects generated a distinctive form that complemented the curvilinear lines of the Aquatics Centre, and unfolded to reveal a vista of the Main Stadium.

The water polo site was in an island location, contained by the River Lea to the south west, the Olympic Park loop road and a rail line to the north east, and the main bridge access into the Olympic Park and Aquatics Centre to the south east. The design responded to this with an asymmetrical form which optimises internal sightlines. In addition there was a 3-metre level change and two tunnels housing power lines that passed beneath the length of the site. Issues with contaminated ground were also addressed through the layout of the seating, stands and foundation design, by avoiding any deep excavations. The future use of the site was also considered as the venue was removed following the games to allow for development as part of the new urban quarter for the Lower Lea Valley. The concept was driven by the desire to make the building from a “kit of parts” where all of the components could be efficiently reused or recycled. Many components were pre-cycled from the existing supply chain. Examples of this included the family of modular flat-pack trusses which doubled up as lighting gantries, seating stands, 38

modular steel panelled pools, retractable screw piles and retaining walls. Inflated air cushions The roof was visible and became a fifth elevation to the building – it was made of 50m long, phthalate-free, recyclable PVC inflated air cushions that were structurally self-supporting between the lighting gantries and insulated against condensation. The cushions provided blackout for broadcast, supported maintenance access and had an acoustic function whilst also providing a legible architectural form and a reflective surface for the venue‘s feature lighting. The use of PVC cushions rather than a single-skin PVC membrane helped to reduce heat loss and heat gain, as did the use of natural ventilation to the main spectator stand, which reduced fan energy while improving air quality. Temporary components The components were designed both individually and as a set so that they could be reused. The pools were sb 5/2017


PROJECT DATA Architects David Morley Architects Operator Olympic Delivery Authority Opening May 2012 Size of site 13,490 m²


modular steel panels, the ancillary accommodation was made up of rented modular buildings plugged in at the side – likewise much of the plant could be rented and sat on an easily accessible external distribution deck. The spectator seating had been previously used in other buildings and was reusable after the games, as were the structural components. The phthalate-free PVC external envelope was designed to be reused and then safely recycled. The facilities were designed to be fully accessible to all, with consideration of access for wheelchair users as spectators integral from the outset. One example was sloped access at less than 1:21 gradient that was provided from the concourse to wheelchair-accessible seats in a variety of positions within the venue. sb 5/2017

The jury was deeply impressed by the efforts undertaken in both structural and architectural design aspects for this temporary venue. Being located at the main entrance to the Olympic Park, the distinctive form of the building complimented the neighbouring curvilinear lines of the Aquatics Centre, and unfolded a premium vista of the main Olympic Stadium. What really makes this facility exemplary is its high level of modular structures. Based on the existing supply chain, a maximum of components were pre-cycled or could be efficiently reused or recycled after the event. Together with design principles reducing the need for heating, cooling and ventilation, the architects found a way to balance the overall energy use with the embodied energy of the structures at the highest level of sustainable engineering. 39

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MUSHOLM RECREATIONAL CENTRE SPORTS AND HOLIDAY RESORT IN KORSØR, DENMARK Musholm’s Recreational Centre is owned by The Danish Foundation for Muscular Dystrophy. Located on the Danish coastline, it is recognized as one of the world‘s most accessible sports and holiday resorts for people with a disability.

In order to provide more activity offers for these guests and to engage deeper in conference venues, the foundation decided to invest in a large indoor multifunctional space. The design is by the architectural offices AART and Keingart in collaboration with D&N engineers and BSAA landscape architects.

down to the sports floor. The next level services is the so-called transformation space. This room can be opened completely to the hall, functioning as a spectator balcony. When closed off, it can be transformed into a gaming centre, a cinema, a discotheque and an obstacle labyrinth.

The multi-purpose sports hall includes an activity ramp which provides visitors, whether they are disabled or not, the opportunity to challenge themselves physically, offering a wide range of platforms and activity spots, including a climbing wall for wheelchair users. The ramp winds its way around the hall, offering a wealth of activity zones and culminating in a viewing room.

On the following level a three-dimensional playing zone for smaller kids is established. It is a combination of nets in three levels that children can crawl in, and they can slide down a fireman´s pole into a pool of soft balls. The fourth level is a balcony from where the more daring people can let themselves drop into a very thick and soft mattress placed on the sports floor 3 metres below. The fifth level is the starting platform for the aerial cableway that runs across the hall ending on the third level.

Keingart has had a special focus on designing space and devices for atypical activities on the ramp and in the connected areas. The ramp itself offers two competitors a possibility of a 100-metre wheelchair race. Suspended lightweight poles can be drawn out, transforming the ramp into a slalom track. Starting from the bottom of the ramp, the first level gives access to a removable stage. From here two steep ramps enable wheelchair users to experience fast acceleration 42

The various activities are supplemented by the vertical climbing wall in the sports hall. Climbers can choose climbing routes of increasing levels of difficulty here and a special manlift enables people with physical disabilities to climb although possessing very little muscular power. The interaction with the scenic surroundings is underlined by the consistent use of wood. For instance, the façades on the hall and holiday homes are covered with larch sb 5/2017



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Architects AART architects Operator Muskelsvindfonden Opening October 2015 Size of site 50,000 m² Number of users 2016 26,000 Construction costs 14.4 million euros Operating costs 2016 275,000 euros

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the opportunity to enjoy an active and physically challenging holiday.

Based on the sports hall’s many activities, the expansion fortifies Musholm as a place that sets new standards for accessible architecture and invites people with a disability to play, participate and create new friendships. It also raises the bar for accessible architecture by providing all visitors

Thus, the expansion sets new standards for how accessible design can be implemented into architecture and how architecture can be infused with a distinctive sensuality in order to create a comfortable and engaging environment.

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The design approach provides both traditional and non-tradi­ tional programmes and experiences using universal design, empowerment and independent living as basic principles. Within this inclusive environment, even children with substantial and complex impairments are able to experience a climbing wall and a zip wire. Musholm embodies the highest level of universal accessibility in a facility. The jury recognises the important value and benefit of giving families with a handicapped member opportunities for active and inclusive vacations, perhaps enjoying sports and recreation together for the very first time. A tremendous example of real inclusion, Musholm demonstrates what is possible with thought, dedication and drive. 43

DERBY ARENA VELODROME IN DERBY, UK In 2010 Derby City Council announced an ambitious GBP 50 million leisure strategy, including plans for a substantial upgrade of the city’s leisure facilities. A key part of this strategy was to create an indoor sports hub which included an indoor 250 m cycle track. This flagship venue would aim to inspire participation in cycling, whilst also providing a wide range of community sports and leisure facilities to meet the needs of local residents.

FaulknerBrowns Architects was chosen to turn this vision into a reality and the plans for Derby Arena were formed. Given the modest size of the budget available for the project (GBP 24 million) and the scale of the facility required to meet the Council’s objectives, providing value for money was a key consideration for the design team. Raising up Traditionally, facilities for cycling have been inward facing and the amount of users able to utilise the facility at any one time has been low in relation to the size of the building. For Derby Arena, FaulknerBrowns adopted an innovative approach, raising the cycle track upwards to first floor level. Not only did this allow unimpeded access to the central infield from ground level, but it vastly improved visibility of the infield space to visitors and allowed the entire 3,000 m² of space to be utilised without compromising cycling activities. Within the infield, enough space was created to accommodate a sports hall space large enough for 12 badminton courts, or a combination of badminton, netball, volleyball, martial arts and table tennis. In addition, the infield was now suitable to host a diverse range of cultural events for up to 5,000 spectators, 44

utilising the 1,500 seat grandstand and 3,500 standing in the infield. The additional revenue streams generated by the sports hall and staged events help in ensuring long term sustainability of the venue. Best use of space Due to the limited site area available for the arena it was important to employ a design philosophy which made best use of all the available space around the cycle track to minimise the building’s footprint. All of the necessary support facilities were tightly shrink-wrapped around the cycle track with the café foyer, fitness suite and function rooms on one side and the grandstand opposite. The 2,000 m² of space below the cycle track was also fully utilised for changing facilities, toilets and storage. The aluminium cladding which wraps the building exterior in a ribbon form is anodised in gold, silver and bronze to represent sporting success. The appearance of the building is ever-changing as it is viewed from different perspectives, providing a sense of movement which echoes the activities being undertaken within. Dramatic eye-lid windows provide light and visibility to the track and fitness suite, providing dynamism and character to the building appearance. sb 5/2017


PROJECT DATA Architects FaulknerBrowns Architects

Photos: Martine Hamilton Knight

Operator Derby City Council Opening February 2015 Size of site 15,500 m² Number of users 2016 180,000 Spectators 2016 162,000 Construction costs 28.1 million euros Operating costs 2016 883,000 euros








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The architects’ experience and courage led to an innovative design that will certainly influence future velodrome projects. Raising the track to the first floor level creates a truly barrier-free access to the infield and significantly broadens the activities that can be offered. Sustainability and multifunctional use is at the heart of the design. Derby Arena not only increases the social benefits to the community, but also improves the economics of operation. It goes without saying that the latest building technologies have been applied to optimise energy consumption. The velodrome’s exterior presents a dynamic and likeable face that makes it a true landmark. High-quality accessibility and opportunities for disabled people and spectators to participate persuaded the jury. 45

LANDSKATE PARKS URBAN SKATE PARKS IN BARCELONA, SPAIN Barcelona has opened three new skate parks designed by SCOB, a landscape architects’ studio: the Mar Bella Sports Park in Poble Nou, Aurea Cuadrado Sports Park in Les Corts and Nou Barris Sports Park in Nou Barris. In most cities, skate parks are still being built on the outskirts to avoid potential conflict between skaters and other users of public spaces.

The Landskate Parks have changed this dynamic and become a new and contemporary alternative public space. These new meeting points unite both skaters and pedestrians, encouraging their interaction and helping to prevent potential conflicts before they ever arise. It is important for skaters and passers-by to find their own space in order to feel comfortable. The skating elements have to be technically suitable and well adapted to all disciplines and levels. In the Landskate Parks, all elements are interconnected and generate more complex systems that establish direct continuity with their environment. These new public spaces are not isolated objects in the landscape, but an integral part of the area in which they are placed. Mar Bella Urban Sports Park (Poble Nou) Mar Bella Urban Sports Park has been designed as a multipurpose skating area. It creates an artificial topography, a set of dunes and paths that follow the existing ground conditions of Poble Nou Park. The project is adapted to the terrain and makes use of its slope, facilitating a long skating run from the city towards the 46

seafront. At the top, closer to the road, is a street area with benches, walls and handrails that operates as an entrance, along with a large bench that serves as a meeting place and viewpoint from which to start the descent. The next element, the snake run, is formed by a topography that facilitates skating over a longer distance with surfing-like movements. At the bottom, where the park just skirts the dunes, are two intertwined pools of different geom­etries and levels of difficulty. Benches and terraces on both sides enhance the spot’s value as a meeting point and rest area, not only for users, but also for people walking through Poble Nou Park. Aureà Cuadrado Urban Sports Park (Les Corts) This park is set out entirely as a skate square. The project works within the limited scope of intervention, making use of changes in levels and slopes to place the skating elements, which are linked together by a common sequence and language. In order to establish strong continuity with the surrounding landscape, the park’s interior routes remain untouched, the existing vegetation sb 5/2017

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users’ needs. The skate park has three consecutive bowls, the legendary hellcurvin, a street bowl with multiple skating elements and a snake. All of the elements are linked with each other and their surroundings. Due to the location’s substantial restraints, the ­architects did not work with the vege­ tation in this project but with the colour of the concrete, searching for a chromatic continuity with the soil at nearby Collcerola Park.

The “Landskate” Parks in the Les Corts, Mar Bella and Nou Barris districts are designed as green parks that contain an integrated skating component. The physical and urban characteristics of each site are quite unique and are reflected in the design approach of both the skating and the landscape components. The jury welcomes the city’s attempt to encourage use by the public for socialising and engaging with young people. The three designs differ significantly from each other and insightfully reflect their specific locations. The approach to landscaping is both creative and environmentally appropriate, and cleverly integrates the hard surfaces of the skating areas. The Landskate Parks developed in Barcelona are examples of converting small underutilised urban spaces to support active social and physical activity. 47


BRUNECK CLIMBING CENTRE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR CLIMBING CENTRE IN BRUNECK, ITALY Bruneck Climbing Centre offers three different types of indoor climbing (lead climbing, training and bouldering) and an outdoor climbing area with an annexed amphitheatre for multifunctional use. The building is inspired by the morphology of the mountain landscape with its sloping surfaces, folded façades, carvings, cavities and cracks in order to create a unique atmosphere for indoor climbing. Beyond its distinctive architecture in concrete and glass, the project also sets high technical standards such as 2,500 square metres of climbing wall surface, soft fall flooring, optimised room acoustics, a pleasant indoor climate and LED ceilings designed by the architects.

Given the heterogeneous surroundings between various school buildings and sports facilities, the project combines an enclosed courtyard with an amphitheatre and a broad green strip separating the building from the car park. The design envisages an uninterrupted spatial sequence whose different sections vary in height and breadth and are arranged around the courtyard and the outdoor climbing area, which they define as premium exterior spaces. While the building’s external façade forms a solid wall, the internal partitions and the façade overlooking the courtyard are all made of glass. From the courtyard, visitors enter the Climbing Centre via the lobby situated prominently between the lead climbing area and the training area, from which it is sepa­rated by internal glass divides. The lobby houses the cash desk, refreshments counter, rental desk and an office space. On one side a staircase provides a link to the other levels, while on the other a gallery forming part of the refreshment area offers fascinating views of the climbing walls. 48

Clear layout As access to all of the main areas is located on the lower floor at Level -1, it was possible to arrange the circulation area, changing rooms, and ancillary rooms in the space created underneath the courtyard, giving them a central location and clear layout. An additional light provides the utility rooms on the lower level with ample natural light. The courtyard, lobby and visitors‘ galleries provide spectators with numerous opportunities for watching the climbing, as do the glass walls on the lower floor. Although the design is highly distinctive, clear topographic references mean that the building integrates well with the surrounding landscape. A limited palette of details and materials has been used: the solid shell of the building is made of bush-hammered seamless poured-inplace concrete made with a natural aggregate of local limestone. The climbing wall offers 270 routes graded from 3a to 8b and is reconfigured several times a year. The Climbing sb 5/2017


PROJECT DATA Architects stifter + bachmann Owner Autonomous Province of Bozen Operator AVS – Section Brixen Opening August 2015 Size of site 1,175 m² Number of users 2016 60,000 Spectators 2016 1,000 Construction costs 6.95 million euros Operating costs 2016 260,000 euros

JURY VERDICT The architecture of the climbing hall takes the form of an amphitheatre: rugged concrete walls on the outside, and spacious glass frontages overlooking the inner courtyard. From the prominently sited entrance area, spectators enjoy excellent views of training and competition activities. This project also sets very high standards with its total of 2,500 m² of climbing surfaces in various areas. With climbing competitions, “bouldering nights” and climbing lessons for beginners and families, it targets the broad public. Climbing calls for multi-dimensional thinking, breaks down stress and elicits a profound emotional response. The facility is thus inclusive in terms of sporting, mental, emotional and simple, exercise-oriented activity. This extremely successful project cries out for imitation. sb 5/2017

Centre is used every day during the school year by hundreds of students, but also appreciated by users of all ages as a meeting place for sports and leisure. In addition, the operators offer different types of events throughout the year: climbing competitions, bouldering nights and climbing lessons for beginners and families. Architecturally distinctive, the Climbing Centre serves as a space for cultural events of all kinds and is an important tourist attraction, complementing the other leisure opportunities of Bruneck. 49

ACTIVITY LANDSCAPE HARBOØRE ACTIVITY LANDSCAPE IN HARBOØRE, DENMARK The activity landscape is an extension to the Harboøre Centre, a sports and culture centre for the local community of Harboøre. The community wanted facilities that would allow coherence and easy transition be­ tween indoor and outdoor activities, facilities that would be a natural extension of being outdoors, but with opportunities for shelter in the harsh west coast climate.

The site was already given, as the area outside Harboøre Centre was spacious enough for the requested facilities. Both Harboøre Centre and the activity landscape were initiated by the enthusiastic local community that lacked a communal space for social activities and sports. The design consists of two main elements: the building and the landscape. The building has a standard structural steel frame clad with translucent polycarbonate sheets, familiar from modern agricultural barns and halls. The building is essentially a large shelter that reduces glare while offering natural ambient lighting indoors that accentuates spatial relations with the outdoors. With low construction costs and no energy consumption, the activity landscape has very low operating costs. Hills of grass, asphalt and concrete undulate in, out, and around, creating a playful landscape that interacts with the building while encouraging a range of activities. The smooth asphalt and concrete hills, for instance, are perfect for skating and cycling, while the grass hills are better suited for running and climbing. Altogether, the hills and their surfaces create an in- and outdoor spatial composition that encourage recreation and social interaction. 50

Direct access from the surrounding landscape The design of the activity landscape is inclusive for all users, naturally allowing access for everyone. It is accessed directly from the surrounding landscape, allowing easy and unhindered entry for all users, both on foot and on wheels - be it by wheelchair, cycle, skateboard or scooter. The whole building opens up except for the very end corners and the „hilltops“. The circulation areas include surfaces of grass, asphalt and concrete, flat as well as curved. Contrary to traditional sports halls that are tailor-made for formal sports and mostly used during the winter, the activity landscape creates a seamless transition between the interior and exterior space, which opens up for a wider range of informal as well as formal usage. From in- and outdoor skating, soccer, flea markets or concerts, the activity landscape offers a new type of public space where activity can extend beyond the sheltered space and out into the open.

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PROJECT DATA Architects JAJA Architects Operator Harboøre Centret www.hallen.harboø Opening January 2016 Size of site 7,400 m² Number of users 2016 18,000 Spectators 2016 18,000 Construction costs 672,000 euros Operating costs 2016 8,000 euros


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Harboøre recreation centre is located in a small town in Denmark. The design aims to provide sports and cultural opportunities to the neighbourhood. All ages are in­ vited to share the facility. The shelter structure uniting the building and the landscape merges outdoor and indoor activities, which include skating, bicycling, climbing, running, etc. The activity landscape can also be used for concerts or fish markets. This project is a good example of sports and culture infrastructure for a local community with low cost to build and maintain and without any energy consumption. Free admission permits complete accessibility. 51

GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS AQUATIC CENTRE AQUATIC CENTRE IN SURREY (BC), CANADA Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre designed by HCMA sets world-class Olympic pool facilities beneath the world’s longest span timber catenary roof system, while playing a vital role in accommodating the needs of its growing community.

The City’s desire for an “iconic” destination pool to entice families, athletes and international competitions drove the design. Through close collaboration with the client and diverse user groups, the architects arrived at a design that maximized glazing towards the street, activating the project edge and blurring lines between interior and exterior spaces. Both a destination training facility and key venue for regional, national and international competitions, the centre is an anchor for the developing community. The project vision was to design and build a world-class aquatic centre to attract people from everywhere, while expressing the community’s ambition for Surrey. Inclusivity and universal access help to support a diverse culture. Intended to accommodate the needs of its growing community, the aquatic centre plays a vital role as the area develops and the master plan vision, which HCMA Architecture + Design also helped to develop, is realized. For competition and recreational use The aquatic and fitness programs consist of a 50m lap pool designed to meet FINA standards for competitive diving, swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo, as well as a leisure pool, two hot pools, sauna and steam rooms, and a fitness centre located on the second level overlooking the natatorium. With seating for up to 900 spectators, it is poised to act as a premier 52

destination for competitive diving and swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo events. Yet its pro-athlete capabilities are carefully balanced with the needs of recreational users – without compromising the unique needs of either group. World’s longest span timber catenary roof For a pool of such size, HCMA recognized the ceiling as an important point of visual interest for swimmers as they float in the leisure pool or backstroke down the lanes. Shying away from typical ribbed ceilings of steel, the architects took a new approach. Investigating the feasibility of an almost-exclusively wood roof solution, the team developed the world’s longest span timber catenary roof ever built. Pioneering technical excellence, the distinctive roof undulations were driven by functional needs, rather than lofty aesthetic goals – a perfect union of form and function. Prefabricated from regionally-sourced Douglas fir beams, these roof panels were crane-lifted into place in just eight days. The structure achieves the clear spans required for pools, yet used only a 1m-thick structure. The building volume created by the suspended roof is 20 % less than that of the truss roof, making it much more efficient to heat and cool. The roof is dynamic, moving independently from the vertical structure. Because the roof is suspended, its structure allows for a certain amount of deflection under snow loads and wind uplift. sb 5/2017


PROJECT DATA Architects HCMA Architecture + Design

Photos: Ema Peter

Operator City of Surrey Opening March 2016 Size of site 8,830 m² Number of users 2016 30,195 Construction costs 30.5 million euros Operating costs 2016 3.3 million euros


Inclusiveness for all residents Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre is in one of Canada’s most rapidly growing and diverse cities. As such it was critical that the highest level of accessibility be integrated into the Centre to support all community members including those old, young, and socially and culturally diverse. sb 5/2017

This project was designed with a comprehensive strategy focused on learning from real life situations and not relying on generic accessibility codes. The strategies employed involve making the design strategies seamless so that both able bodied and disabled and culturally diverse users have equal access.

The facility at Grandview Heights not only meets the accessibility requirements of the Canadian Building Code but also exceeds them in a number of ways. The jury was particularly impressed that provision has been made not only for individuals with a disability but also for groups. This includes an impressive array of options for individual and group changing, while the thoughtfully planned interior enables those with access needs to pass throughout the facility without using doors – truly barrier-free. Offering a FINA standard competition pool meeting the needs of Paralympic swimmers, Grandview Heights has an impressive array of accessible wellness and relaxation facilities including a fully accessible sauna and steam room. This swimming pool is among the best of its kind. 53

HEBBURN SPORTS FACILITY AND LIBRARY HEBBURN/NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK The community hub contains a wide range of leisure elements including a 6-lane 25 m pool, learning pool, fitness suite, dance studios and a 4-courts sports hall plus external 3G pitch and play area. FaulknerBrowns fused administrative municipal customer service facilities, office space, community meeting and events rooms which are integrated into a 5,800 m² centralised public library and media space, all of which overlap and are visually and physically linked in simple rectilinear form. The project represents the first phase of an ambitious regeneration project which seeks to redefine the existing town centre. The design solution for Hebburn Central was conceived through rigorous modularization principles. It capitalised upon the industrial heritage of the site by adopting technologies and prefabrication techniques which are synonymous with Hebburn’s engineering and ship building pedigree. The building aimed to remain low-level, informed by the massing of local amenities nearby and the domestic scale of its neighbours, reducing wind tunnel effects with a lower treatment and arrangement of building mass, regenerating undeveloped land at the centre of the town. Rich blend of community focused services The building foyer overlooks the pool hall providing the visitor with a glimpse of the exciting activities contained within the building. The entrance area is also home to a café and seating area which directly overlooks the shallow fun pool. The library and customer service centre are located at ground floor level and enjoy direct access from the main 54

entrance of the building. Customer service centre meeting rooms are located adjacent to the main enquiry desk. Library support accommodation is also located in this part of the building allowing the possibility of shared meeting rooms when appropriate. The 60 station fitness suite, dance and exercise studios are all visible from the main foyer. Accessible urban regeneration Alongside creating an aspirational piece of architecture and uplifting modern aesthetic for the town centre, the ambition to generate a great piece of accessible urban regeneration was key for both client and design team. One of the more unique design attributes of the building was the mediation of level access between the different ground floor functions – particularly the pool hall level in comparison to its spectator seats along with the library floor level. The complex network of services, drainage and structure allowed the architects to develop a building that was elevated by 380 mm above external levels outside. This meant that gentle modifications of the ground floor internally allow seamless accessible level transitions to support access for all, whilst delivering affordable services distribution in the floor with reduced excavation requirements for the pool. sb 5/2017


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PROJECT DATA Architects FaulknerBrowns Operator South Tyneside Council Opening January 2015 Size of site 19,150 m² Number of users 2016 243,245 Spectators 2016 98,426 Construction costs 17.7 million euros Operating costs 2016 408,475 euros


Building fabric design and performance The extensive integration of off-site fabrication techniques and the relationship of standardised large-format steel panelling, re-interpret the past with a progressive contemporary composition. The building envelope is comprised from a substrate of FSC certified timber structural insulated panels (SIPS). Aligned with the sb 5/2017

highly insulated prefabricated substrate wall panels, a weathering steel façade system has been designed to maximise standard coil and sheet sizes. The architecture and its materiality were designed as a composite solution – expressing both its visible forces (structural, functional and physical) and its invisible forces (cultural, contextual and commercial) through its form, massing and material expression.

This high-quality community facility meets the highest standards of accessibility, providing a wide range of leisure facilities for local disabled people. The jury particularly appreciates the commitment to working alongside local disability organisations during the planning of the building. This has resulted in a number of interventions that exceed the building code. In particular, the use of colour contrast and pictograms in wayfinding; extra-wide corridors enabling sports wheelchair users to pass each other; oversized elevators; and a clear route to the field of play are exemplary. A wide range of changing options including changing places for those with significant care needs are available and can be used by anybody visiting the centre. 55

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SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGE SKATEPARK IN BETHLEHEM, PALESTINE The SOS Children’s Village boarding school is located close to the historic Shepherds’ Field in eastern Bethlehem. The management wished to expand and enhance the site. In collaboration with skate-aid and Betonlandschaften, the layout was adjusted to accommodate a field for ball games, traditional playground elements like slides and swings, as well as a skatepark of reasonable size.

The intention in the design was to make the best use of the pre-existing terrain, trees and other features to create a natural, organic flow. A nice side-effect of this was that the input of material and labour could be kept at a minimum, which yielded low expenditure for the NGO’s. At the same time, the required standards for skateparks were still complied with, resulting in a durable structure. The substructure consists of load-bearing layers of gravel, topped with reinforced concrete that is smoothed in a special treatment. This reduces the rolling sounds and drag on the wheels, resulting in a smooth ride without obstructions or excessive noise. All the same, the grey concrete surface prompted somewhat unsettling associations in a city divided by a wall of the same material. The whole park was finally painted in cheerful colours mostly with the help of the children living in the village, alongside volunteers from both Germany and Palestine who were involved in the building of the skatepark, supervised by a representative of Betonlandschaften. The idea was to give the worn-out playground a new look and even achieve an optical illusion by projecting two colourful images onto the surface and tracing them with paint. However, the finished design of the park can be subsequently changed by kids together with their 56

teachers. The opportunities for improving the art and design skills of the students are endless. Safe space for orphans The skate-aid project was developed to improve the confidence and sense of belonging among the children through sport and exercise. The new skatepark was built on the school site in order to keep it as close to the children as possible. Located on village property and secluded behind most of its infrastructure including a gatekeeper’s house, the sports area has a “safe space” character. A separate maintenance entrance with a lockable gate is on street level and provides easy car and wheelchair accessibility. While planning and constructing the skatepark, one of the most important aspects was to involve its future users in this process. As a consequence, the kids could design the area for themselves and in doing so gain useful skilled work experience. Additionally, it has boosted positive attitudes towards the project. These activities have extended young people’s skills and possibly enhanced their job prospects. Having constant access to sport activities such as skateboarding can not only improve children’s confidence, but also give them a platform to work on their skills and experience the progress of training. sb 5/2017



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Architects Betonlandschaften/ maierlandschaftsarchitektur Operator SOS Children‘s Village Skatepark Bethlehem in cooperation with skate-aid e.V. Opening March 2015 Size of site 720 m² Number of users 2016 5,500 Construction costs 28,000 euros Operating costs 2016 920 euros

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JURY VERDICT What makes this skatepark special is its location in a very dangerous place right next to the Israeli-Palestine border. The facility provides a sheltered environment for sharing pleasure and excitement and for making new friends, without being affected by the dangers of everyday life in Bethlehem. The aim was not only to give children an opportunity to become physically active and to learn about the values of sport, teamwork and respect. In fact, children and young people were involved in constructing and crafting the skatepark. They decided to give it a colourful painted design as a contrast to the grey wall existing between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Moreover, the painting process has become a regular practice and revitalised the children’s art and design skills. The jury wants to emphasise the global significance of recreational facilities in such disadvantaged places. sb 5/2017


SARATOV VELODROME DESIGN STUDY FOR THE VELODROME IN SARATOV, RUSSIA After her master’s degree in architecture at the Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, Anastasiia Tcyganova developed a design study for the velodrome in her home town. The facility includes an outdoor track for road racing, one for BMX and a trail for mountain-biking. The area offers a number of amateur bicycle lanes, a skate park and areas for leisure activities. The nearby hotel is dedicated to athletes and visitors.

The geometry of the bearing skeleton was designed by using parametric design tools. The model results in the so-called „catenary mesh”, which describes the ideal sag in a surface. This is the three-dimensional equivalent of the catenary chain: if you take a chain, fix it at both ends, let it hang and then let flip it over, you will get the perfect arch. Antoni Gaudí used a similar method for his design of his ‘Sagrada Família’ church. It was long believed that an optimal arch follows an inverted catenary curve. The catenary mesh being the main structural principle of the building means on the one hand that the material is minimised and the covered area is maximised. This is the most effective kind of vault structure. The ESO (Evolutionary Structural Optimisation) algorithm was used to test the structure. The results indicated the same form.


Ovoid form After analysing the environment and topography and forming a functional scheme, it was decided to develop the idea of stylistic purity, combined with artistic expression, functionality, and constructiveness in the architectural elements. The use of white panels of fibreglass gives the building structural simplicity and enhances the visual imagery. Although the velodrome is a public building, it has to satisfy aesthetic criteria, whereas production and the technical part of the facility require the use of a simple and rational solution: the ovoid form. The stand is located on the ring canvas of the racetrack and can accommodate 2,984 spectators. Around the perimeter of the roof runs an aluminium gutter to collect rainwater. The rainwater discharges into downpipes located at the structural supports of the roof. sb 5/2017

IOC IPC IAKS Architecture and Design Award for Students and Young Professionals 2017


PROJECT DATA Architect Anastasiia Tcyganova, Russia

Size of site 122,640 m²

JURY VERDICT In developing a structural skeleton design minimising the input of materials, the proposal reflects the integration of the latest sustainable design such as natural lighting and energy savings. Accessibility seems also to be well conceived. The volume and the size of the building are also a response to cultural aspects of the region, which allows the public building to optimise its aesthetic perception. The project dovetails well with all cycling activities in- and outdoors. Other sports should be able to profit from the suggested infrastructure. The jury recognises the quality of the research done to develop this proposal. sb 5/2017


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This water can be used for the facilities’ needs and also for the surrounding area. A heating system integrated in the roof makes it possible to operate a system for the collection of water in the winter. Respecting the needs of people with limited mobility, the project provides ramps for easy movement inside the building and outside. The velodrome has four elevators for easy movement between the floors. The public entrances are accessible to users in wheelchairs or other vehicles. The stands provide 24 wheelchair places. Benefits for the Saratov region The velodrome will give Saratov athletes the opportunity to train for regional, national and international competitions. The whole region could develop into a desired place for both citizens and visitors of any age, social status or needs. The vision of the project is to motivate residents to do sport and have a healthy lifestyle; to express an architectural image in the contextual relationship with the landscape; to use modern technologies and sophisticated design solutions that will push the development of modern construction in the region; and to design a sports facility, because sport attracts local young people. Scenic recreational areas can be preserved and improved by organising cycling routes for professional use and Sport for All. sb 5/2017

Income opportunities The cycle track itself is the primary function of the building. Other types of activities can take place anywhere inside the track zone and the surrounding grounds. The velodrome can host various events and competitions. The exhibition space located on the second floor of the building can be operated with any event. The main sources of revenue at the stadium will be bicycle hire, the cycling school, concerts and events held at the velodrome. The modular technical equipment makes it possible to use the area inside the track for different activities, besides the warm-up zone for the cyclists preparing for the competition. The ramps from the central platform to the technical area permit the easy replacement and installation of different equipment. Additional space inside the velodrome is reserved for cafÊs, sport shops, exhibition spaces, assembly space, fitness studio – all to be leased. During the winter the velodrome can be used for winter sports and entertainment. The cycle track has a rich functional programme for year-round use. This increases the comfort level of the centre, which positively affects the social attraction of the complex, increasing the number of visitors. The project is equipped with building management systems, permitting a reduction in resource consumption by 20 to 25 per cent. Automation can reduce staff costs. 61

CINQUEANELLI – FIVE RINGS DESIGN STUDY FOR THE OLYMPIC STADIUM IN TOKYO, JAPAN Young architect Gildo Incitti from Italy has come up with a special idea for the Tokyo stadium in designing his ‘Cinqueanelli’. The structure is composed of five rings, deriving from the Olympic Rings, that are superimposed to create a stadium that is lowered deep into the ground.

The purpose of ‘Cinqueanelli’ is to create a space for the city, within the city – a prestigious building that characterises its site, without suffocating the context. The stadium is designed with a subterranean structure projecting only 17 metres from the ground and creating an artificial hill with a large green walkable ring: a ring open for the sport activities of citizens, in continuity with the surroundings. Five rings defining the structure At the lowest level, there is the football pitch with an athletic track. Above this is a concrete ring with commercial functions or services to citizens, which acts as backdrop to the park and as structural support for the green cover. Inside this ring the stands are located, 72,000 seats on three overlapping levels at different angles to ensure excellent visibility of the sports event. This is topped by the green track / garden ring, which filters rainwater and lowers the entrance to the south, so to admit natural light. Finally, there is the cover, the final ring with a reticular truss structure, covered by fibreglass, tensioned by steel cables and half-supported by a cooperating reinforced concrete ring. 62

Two thirds of the cover ring is grafted onto the supporting reinforced concrete ring (which directly discharges the forces into the ground) and the remaining six reinforced concrete pillars, in the area of lowering/opening in the south. Easy and direct access The stadium has a regular Olympic track, with nine lanes, and a football pitch measuring 80 x 110 m with natural turf, arranged at a subterranean level. There are six main access points: two on each side, one at the north end, and a twin access at the south end, with a tunnel leading directly to the second level of the stands, and a staircase leading from the park to the third level and roof garden. All three levels are accessible from service corridors, with facilities and service areas. Great importance is given to usability for handicapped users, be they athletes or spectators. The stadium is accessed naturally, such as by walking across the hill lawn, with gentle slopes leading directly to the highest point of the structure. Otherwise, six different underground accesses lead to the heart of the stadium, for sb 5/2017

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PROJECT DATA Architect Gildo Incitti, Italy Size of site 140,000 m²

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direct access to the sports field, gyms or commercial facilities. In this way, disabled users are not given different and discriminatory access, but can experience sport freely and directly. The green ring is intended for use by all, sb 5/2017

for running, playing and training, so as to make the stadium a place of exercise seven days a week. Outside the stadium, the 80,000 m² park invites the public to engage in exercise among cherry, maple and evergreen trees.

JURY VERDICT This design aims to improve green spaces in the urban fabric even when a massive cube like an Olympic Stadium is to be built. By lowering the stadium well into the ground, its integration into the surroundings is smooth and inviting. At the same time, the design playfully adapts the Olympic symbols by composing five circular building levels with different functions. The superimposed ring structures include a walkable green roof becoming part of the public space and allowing easy access to the stadium for all user groups. The jury much appreciated the relationships offered by this design, combining competition venue functions with symbolism – by elevating the five rings to a design principle – and with the aim of improving a densely built urban area. 63

MONTESANTO UPSIDE DOWN MONUMENTAL STEPS IN NAPLES, ITALY In their master’s thesis, the two students Nathalie Esposito and Manuel Foresta came up with ideas on how to revitalise the monumental UNESCO World Heritage Site in Naples by stimulating pedestrian mobility and sporting activities, encouraging social and territorial cohesion in the complex reality of the abandoned neighbourhood.

The project idea was born in connection with a study on the urban steps in Naples and on the ‘smart mobility’ concept. It has, as its starting point, the reconnection of two areas of the city: the Vomero district placed on the hill and the historic centre near the sea. The 19th century monumental steps start from the street Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and ends in the lower part of the Montesanto area, the poor but vibrant heart of the city.

the ‘Quartiere Intelligente’ (or ‘Intelligent District’) are being redesigned. The goal is to connect them to the landings of the steps, in order to conceive the entire staircase as a single structure: the steps and buildings become one large architectural system through the relationship between the landings and indoor spaces. The complex is also provided with a vertical path of steps which corresponds to the staircase as a whole.

The steps have been interpreted as if they were one of the many buildings with dual access leading from the Corso Vittorio Emanuele. A focus on mobility and health could be the way to re-invest this monument with importance.

The former Atan building, today illegally occupied, is equipped on one side with an open-air gym on the roof, a skatepark and a bar inside, and a wellness centre on the other side. The garden of the ‘Intelligent District’ envis­ ages the rearrangement of an urban vegetable garden. The project, located on a UNESCO site, envisages minimal intervention on the steps where the elements are placed above it to respect the monument. The main material used is wood. The urban garden allows the autonomous production of fruit and vegetables.

Precisely in view of the relationship between the steps and the sports building and park, the students imagine the steps with two entrances: one on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele and one in the historic centre. Even though the project is located on the steps, an access system from the road Via S. Cristoforo all‘Olivella allows barrier-free accessibility. The building formerly belonging to Atan, the company operating the funicular railway line, and the garden of 64

From the economic point of view, the budget is based on a circular economy where there are economically active elements (bar, spa) and socially active elements (urban garden, skatepark, sport path), so that the whole system can be self-sufficient. sb 5/2017

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PROJECT DATA Architects Nathalie Esposito and Manuel Foresta, Italy Size of site 3,452 m²

JURY VERDICT The proposed design concept takes a historic flight of steps in Old Naples and reinterprets it as an open-air multifunctional activity and socialising space. This project aims at revitalising the steps at a number of different locations with landing features. The objective is not about creating a sports destination, but simply providing ­smaller-scale opportunities for ­socialising and recreational physical activity while moving from one level of the city to another. The jury was impressed by the innovative approach of enhancing and re-affirming the Montesanto steps in a sensitive and socially responsible way. The design provides a seductive way of encouraging residents to re-engage with part of their history and in that process enhance their social and physical well-being. sb 5/2017




The 2nd IAKS National Congress of Sports Infrastructure was held from the 27th to 28th September in the course of the infraSPORT Trade Show of Sports, Recreation, and Tourism Infrastructure at the Polish Olympic Committee Center in Warsaw, Poland.
 The event gathered more than 200 people, ranging from local governments’ representatives and national authorities, members of institutions and organizations of the sports community, to athletes of the highest Olympic ranks and more special guests. The event was under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, the Polish Olympic Committee, as well as the Polish Paralympic Committee. Przeglad Sportowy Editor-in-chief Michał Pol officially opened the event in front of Minister of Sport and Tourism Jarosław Stawiarski, Polish Olympic Committee President Andrzej Krasnicki, Polish Paralympic Committee President Łukasz Szeliga, and IAKS International President Dr Stefan Kannewischer. IAKS Poland President Zbigniew Klonowski held the welcome address and opened the two-day event filled with panels and presentations. 43 national and international panelists deliberated a variety of topics,


amongst others the development of sports infrastructure, winter sport infrastructure, infrastructure for small sport facilities and social consultations during the investment process. The congress was a meeting of both national and foreign experts, who discussed issues concerning the sports and recreation infrastructure, most important for the municipalities and local governments. The infraSPORT trade show offered the opportunity to meet with Olympic athletes Monika Pyrek, Marek Plawgo, Adam Kszczot and Piotr Lisek. The infraSPORT trade show area was constituted by over 25 stands of the largest institutions and companies of the sports infrastructure market. (Photos: Marek Biczyk/

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Andrew Parsons of Brazil was elected as the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) new President on Friday (8 September) following one round of voting at the 18th IPC General Assembly in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched new standards for hockey turfs, hockey fields and hockey courts. Available as downloads on the FIH website, the new standards mark another milestone in the development of high quality, sustainable hockey facilities.

“I would like to thank the IPC membership for their trust” said Parsons, who becomes only the third President in IPC’s history. The new President also paid tribute to his predecessor Sir Philip Craven who stood down today after 16 years in the role.

Published in four parts to allow people to select the sections relevant to their needs, the new standards have been written to assist everyone involved in providing the facilities the game needs.

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WM ice technics in South Tyrol, Italy, develops and builds ice resurfacers. The current WM product range comprises four machine types: the MW evo2 for large ice surfaces; the WM Mammoth and the WM Compact for smaller ice surfaces and temporary ice pads; and, due for launch in spring 2018, the WM Pinguino, the smallest WM ice resurfacer. Development, production and assembly are all handled within the company. In addition, WM ice technics provides extensive after-sales service with the commissioning and maintenance of the machines. WM ice resurfacers are in operation all over Europe – amongst other things, at the IIHF World Championships 2017.

Elan Inventa has equipped over 4,000 indoor and outdoor sports venues. Elan Inventa provides consulting, design and engineering, manufacture to European standards, assembly and installation, and after-sales service for any type and size of sports facility.



The AME Consulting Group Ltd. (AME) is a Canadian full-service mechanical consulting engineering firm specializing in sustainable mechanical design. Founded in 2005, AME’s offices in Victoria, Vancouver and ­Calgary offer strategic design solutions for projects in North America and internationally.

The Municipality of Runavík is the third largest municipality in the Faroe Islands spanning 15 towns on the island of Eysturoy. With its remote location in Europe and only 4,000 inhabitants, the persons in charge think it essential to learn from others and plan well before building new facilities. The municipality sees its role in sport as developing and maintaining first-class sports facilities in the present and in the long term. It strives to be at the forefront of sports facility development in the Faroe Islands and to provide good accessibility by making all sports facilities available to sports clubs free of charge.

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Elan Inventa is FIBA Technical partner in the category of telescopic seating systems and basketball constructions, and certified IHF partner in handball goals. Providing safe equipment is Elan’s main priority. sb 5/2017

DIPL. ING. (FH) JÜRGEN SCHRAUTH, KARLSTADT (GERMANY) Jürgen Schrauth has been working as an architect for architect firm Werner Haase in Karlstadt, Bavaria since 1998. His work focuses on the design of municipal buildings such as schools, pre-schools and sports facilities. The firm of architects’ core competences include holistically designed, energy-efficient and sustainable buildings. DSGN It is currently handling several pilot projects with the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena), the German Federal Environment Federation (DBU) and the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).




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Irina Huck and Peter Geyer are the co-founders of BerW W W. D S G N - C O N C E P T S . D E lin-Ice – the first privately financed and operated ice sports facility to be developed in Berlin. Berlin-Ice will offer two year-round ice skating surfaces as the foundation for a revolutionary new ice sports entertainment concept. Combining international best practices and a deep market understanding with highly-efficient facility layout and design, activities programming and attractive amenities, Ms. Huck and Mr. Geyer offer an innovative new approach to promoting sustainable ice sports in Germany.

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The owner-run company has been designing, building and serving industrial refrigeration plant for over 55 years. This includes the turnkey delivery, erection, commissioning and maintenance of artificial ice rink equipment. For existing installations, the northern German company carries out maintenance, repairs and the modernisation of refrigeration plant throughout Germany. In addition, Kreutzträger offers its expertise in the construction of ice pads, ice pad pipework and heat recovery systems.

Bjørn Aas works as senior engineer at the Centre for Sports Facilities and Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, located in Trondheim, Norway. His field of work is concerned with climate, water and energy management, control system concepts and environmental impact issues in sports facilities, and consequently with swimming and ice facilities, and snow-related technology. Bjørn is Vice President of the recently founded IAKS Nordic.


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NEPTUNUS GmbH, Georg-Glock-Straße 8, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany,

Being able to order temporary buildings at short notice is a model for the future. Plannable costs, flexible terms and possible short-term solutions and extensions during a building’s lifetime are of huge importance in a constantly changing market. Dorrie Eilers, Director of Neptunus GmbH, explains the various possible applications of dismantlable buildings. What are the benefits of temporary buildings? Let’s assume a sports hall is to be overhauled, demolished or converted. In the interim period, there’ll be a shortage of training opportunities. Temporary buildings can be erected in the shortest time to meet the need for extra space for a foreseeable period. For a period of only three to five years, a conventionally built hall is unprofitable. What dimensions can customers expect? Modularity is the key. With system modules of 5 x 5 m and 6 x 6 m, the building can be dimensioned perfectly for actual needs. Even the height of the building can be designed on the modular principle. Its fittings and equipment and even the realisation of customer ideas are all included in the overall concept. As a result, Neptunus can deliver the building turnkey to the customer. All buildings erected by Neptunus conform to German building regulations. How do the costs break down? The hire charges for the building are composed of several different elements. The size of the hall, hire term and the necessary fittings are decisive here. On top of this there sb 5/2017

are the one-off charges for erection and dismantling the halls. We discuss the hall parameters with the customer and issue a matching quote. Is it possible to purchase the hall? The customer has full control over costs from the beginning of the project. The hire charge does not change during the building’s lifetime. During the project term or at the end of the hire period, the customer can of course purchase the hall inclusive of its fittings or extend the hire period. What other applications does Neptunus cover? Wherever a temporary extension of space is required, Neptunus is the expert to contact. Whatever the building – supermarket, terminal, showroom or warehouse – Neptunus offers the perfect temporary building solution for the application in question. Neptunus buildings not only comply with Energy Label A, making them energy-efficient, but they are also reusable. All the developed components and materials are recyclable as well. 71



Dirk Krupke Melos GmbH, Bismarckstrasse 4-10, 49324 Melle, Germany,,

With the aid of creative floor images, playgrounds and recreational floorings can be transformed into appealing themed worlds. Whether animals, floor games, geometric shapes, numbers and letters or even personalised logos: Installers knowing how to professionally integrate these images frequently secure an important lead in tenders and sales dialogues. With the Stylemaker ® coming in 2018, even complex floor designs can be realized in an easy, fast and efficient way. The product app will be launched on the market just in time for the new season. With the aid of the product app, a floor installation can be very easily and professionally planned. First of all, the floor space to be designed is defined by entering the dimensions of the planned project in the app. After that, stored images from various themed floor worlds can be selected and virtually positioned on the floor space. The individual images can be randomly combined with each other; they can be moved, flipped, and zoomed in on. In the detailed view, they can even be coloured with a choice of 24 colours. Complete ready-to-install package After that, all of the image designs can then be ordered as a complete installation set, including all of the necessary 72

components and accessories, directly via the app. Melos will supply each customised order as a complete ready-toinstall package. Detailed blueprints guarantee uncomplicated installation whilst the practical realisation of the design should progress smoothly. The Stylemaker ® is scheduled to be available for downloading in time for the start of the 2018 season. Servicing customers for 80 years Melos GmbH is a leading manufacturer of plastics for sport and leisure floorings. The German company uses its know-how to develop customised solutions for a wide variety of plastics applications including the cable industry and other sectors. Based in Melle near Osnabrück, Melos employs more than 200 employees. As part of an international group, it has been supporting customers around the world with development expertise, products and services for more than 80 years. sb 5/2017

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Regiolux GmbH, Hellinger Strasse 3, 97486 Königsberg, Germany,, Jake Campbell

The badminton hall at the Fredericia Idrætscenter, a sports and leisure facility in one of the most beautiful natural parks in Denmark, has been converted to energy-saving LED lighting technology. The new hall lighting not only benefits the environment, but also saves money. This is due to the replacement of the obsolete 4x58 W luminaires with high-bay “sportler” LEDs made by Regiolux. As the lighting solution for the 1,100 m² hall, the new luminaires that are specially designed for use in sports facilities save approximately 6,000 W/h. This reduces energy consumption and electricity costs for the hall lighting by roughly 50 per cent. The old luminaires were replaced one for one during the retrofit and the “sportler” solution was simply mounted on the existing carrier rails. 56 LED luminaires positioned under the sloping roof provide the hall with light efficiently and effectively in providing a broad light in a manner that is both efficient as well as highly effective in providing a broad light distribution. In the relevant working plane, i. e. on the court, they achieve a mean illuminance of 580 lx. Due to the high shuttlecock strokes played during badminton matches, it 74

was particularly important to reduce any glare. This was achieved with a UGR value of 19, making this solution ideal when it comes to top athletic performance. The anti-glare effects are further supported by the innovative I.L.O (Individual.Lens.Optic) technology that the lamps are equipped with. A presence-dependent control system also ensures that lights are only turned on when needed and thereby increases savings even further. The powdercoated sheet steel housing of the hall luminaire is resistant to ball impacts, robust in accordance with protection class IP 40 and highly durable. To achieve a long service life of 50,000 hours, the “sportler” is equipped with high-quality LEDs that achieve excellent colour rendition with a neutral white light (RA≥80). The previous maintenance costs due to the expensive replacement of lamps at great height are thus also reduced to a minimum. sb 5/2017




The quality of artificial turf pitches for sport depends largely on the type of infill granules used. In particular, the basic material and processing method are crucial factors in determining how artificial turf systems perform in terms of playing conditions, environmental compatibility, impact on health and costs. In developing its new Hybrid Infill, Melos has succeeded in combining natural and synthetic materials for the very first time. Playing performance is not the only aspect to benefit.

SPIETH Gymnastics GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of apparatus and mats. The portfolio of this tradition-steeped company also includes the planning and installation of gymnastics and training centres all over the world. In Mogelsberg (Switzerland), a large training centre for gymnastics has been installed. The centre’s equipment has been specifically adapted and individually planned to the needs of female gymnasts.

You no longer have to choose. Hybrid offers the best of both worlds. The days when artificial turf pitches have to be filled with infill granules made from recycled scrap tyres are long gone. Responsible decision-makers are on the look-out for better alternatives for both our environment and health. In particular, new synthetic infill types developed especially for use in artificial turf pitches are considered a less problematic option – these include Melos’ long-established Infill EPDM ST and successful, innovative Infill Bionic Fibre. Exclusively organic alternatives (e.g. containing cork) have also been available on the market for some years now. Hybrid Infill is a new solution that is both synthetic and organic in origin. How far has Hybrid Infill been developed to date? The development of Hybrid Infill is almost complete. It will be officially presented at the FSB trade fair in Cologne at the start of November. Hybrid Infill is one of the best-performing infill products as regards common test standards, environmental compatibility and impact on health.

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On a total area of approx. 28 x 17 metres, the training centre has been installed on a 476 m2 area by SPIETH Gymnastics with a sprung floor, floor trampoline, two vaulting horses and, for female gymnasts, a balance beam and asymmetrical bars as well as the methodical devices, matting system and impact protection walls. What makes the training centre in Mogelsberg special is that it has been installed in an existing gym. This meant that existing features such as the flooring, emergency exits and equipment rooms had to be taken into consideration during planning, thus calling for custom solutions. Consequently, it was not possible in Mogelsberg to embed the landing pits in the floor, e.g. of concrete, so a raised floor was built into which the landing pit with foam cubes was integrated and the associated apparatus was set up on a uniform level of 1.40 m. Further apparatus independent of the landing pit was installed on the lower level, so gymnastics will be practised on two levels.

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The Eiland van Maurik, a Dutch holiday resort, will no longer allow its guests’ holiday enjoyment to be affected by the changeable Dutch weather. This summer the resort has invested in a special new swimming pool where, regardless of the weather, guests can swim indoors all year round with an ‘outdoor’ feel.

A new arena for ball sports opened in Dresden in May. Located between the famous Semperoper state opera house and the Ostra sports park, the venue will above all host Bundesliga-level handball matches. The hall’s main attraction – besides the players of local handball club HC Elbflorenz Dresden – is the blue glass sports floor from ASB. The markings are touchscreen-controlled and can be changed to suit any type of sport – a pioneering innovation made in Germany!

The highlights of the modern, transparent construction are the sliding sun roof and the side walls that can be opened and closed. These features mean that the covered pool can be opened up in good weather. An asset for families: parents can enjoy watching their children playing in the swimming pool from their loungers outside in the sun. High ratings from visitors There is a great deal of entertainment for kids in the new 15-metre pool with its two spectacular waterslides. For toddlers a colourful spray park has been integrated into the design of the new swimming pool. It is already clear from the first favourable guest reviews that the new swimming pool can count on high ratings from visitors. Innovative Dutch designers The Dutch company Bright Buildings, a specialist in intelligent daylight solutions, was also commissioned to construct the pool thanks to its innovative design. The slides were supplied by Van Egdom, a company that is also known for its recent commissions for the Tikibad and Hof van Saksen.

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When the BallsportArena in Dresden opened, the around 4,500 guests invited to the opening ceremony were amazed when they saw the hall’s flooring. The futuristic look of the blue glass floor with its luminous white LED lines elicted such appreciative comments as “totally innovative” from quite a few of the visitors. Barry Hardy, coach of the legendary “Harlem Globetrotters” show basketball team, who had come all the way from the USA to attend the opening ceremony, also enthused: “We love this floor!“. The LED markings, around 2.5 kilometres of strip lights, can be switched on and off individually for the playing areas needed for different sports. Fifty reasons for a glass floor Meeting all the technical requirements of modern sports flooring, this is the biggest ASB MultiSports floor the company has so far installed. The aluminium dual-support sprung floor substructure ensures that its absorption complies with the standard and makes the hardened safety glass flooring even more elastic than most sports flooring, which reduces the risk of injuries. To prevent glare and excessive light reflection, the glass surface underwent a special acid-treatment process. ASB GlassFloor - Systembau Horst Babinsky GmbH sb 5/2017



The new recreation centre in Apolda, a city in the eastern German state of Thuringia, was opened in August 2016. It has been the home of many sports clubs and the athletic venue for many students ever since. HARO Sports Rosenheim delivered the perfect sports floor covering for this impressive three-field sports hall.

The first skateparks in Germany were built during Seventies and Eighties, followed by a boom in around the Nineties and continuing expansion since the turn of the millennium. Now, 40 years later, questions have arisen about the maintenance and repair of ageing skateparks as well as the sustainability of contemporary designs and construction methods.

One of Germany’s most modern three-field sports halls is located in Apolda, a county seat in the eastern state of Thuringia. Apolda is the administrative centre of the Thuringian district of the Weimar area, forming a triangle with Weimar and Jena. The architecturally eye-catching facility blends harmoniously into the surroundings thanks to its sloping design. The playing surface, 1,250 m² overall, is ideally equipped for all athletic needs. HARO sports floors play their part as well. With the help of an array of different colours in the floor, the areas for different ball sports are clearly identified and segmented. The court for European handball is defined by an area of 684 m² in green and a space of 205 m² in black. The remaining areas are beige and delineate other functional parts of the sports hall. The hall uses the multi-purpose sports floor ATHEN 70, whose tremendous durability is due in particular to its special elastic layer of composite foam made of bonded polyurethane. The dual-layer pressure-distribution panel applied on top of it yields excellent elasticity, creating a cushion for athletes’ joints and musculoskeletal systems.

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Depending on how the materials are applied, the intensity of skatepark use and the regularity of maintenance and repair, skateparks have a life-expectancy of anything from 10 to more than 20 years. Sustainable design in combination with professional maintenance therefore has a major impact on a skatepark’s longevity and enduring appeal. Back in the Eighties, skateparks were built exclusively of wood and steel, with concrete emerging during the Nineties. Now the material of choice, concrete noticeably improves the quality of flats for a smooth run while being very hard-wearing and weather-resistant. The surface of a snake run built in Münster during the Eighties has been sanded in the course of maintenance and repair. It has regained its smoothness and is to a certain degree skid-proof. To keep surfaces smooth-running, handles all the maintenance and repairs of skateparks. DSGN concepts advise advise customers on maintenance issues, make the necessary repairs to skateparks and assist customers in the process from start to finish. Skatepark Sanierung 77




Anti Wave....................... 80 Benz............................... 80 Berndorf......................... 80 Bright Buildings................81 Eurotramp....................... 82 hsb................................. 83 Kernig............................. 83 Serge Ferrari................... 86

ENGO............................. 82 Signgrass........................ 86

DRAINAGE, ATHLETIC TRACK BORDERS ACO............................... 80 ANRIN............................ 80 Hauraton........................ 82 Labarre........................... 83

ARTIFICIAL TURF Kutter............................. 83 Labosport....................... 84 POLYTAN........................ 85 Porplastic........................ 85 Signgrass........................ 86 Stargum.......................... 86 STRABAG........................ 86 Trofil............................... 86

CEILINGS, WINDOWS, WALLS Bright Buildings................81 CCSC...............................81 ISP.................................. 83 IST.................................. 83 Nagelstutz und Eichler..... 84 Serge Ferrari................... 86 Vector Foiltec.................. 86

CHANGING UNITS, CLOTHES LOCKERS Benz............................... 80 eccos pro.........................81 Neptunus........................ 84 Spieth............................. 86 Universal Sport............... 86 Züko............................... 87

ELASTIC LAYERS, PROTECTING SURFACES BSW................................81 KRAIBURG...................... 83 Kutter............................. 83 Melos............................. 84 Polytan........................... 85 Porplastic........................ 85 Sekisui Alveo................... 85 Spieth............................. 86 Stargum.......................... 86 Trofil............................... 86

GOLF COURSE CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT BSW................................81 KRAIBURG...................... 83 Kutter............................. 83 Labarre........................... 83 Novoter.......................... 84 Signgrass........................ 86

heiler.............................. 82 Hörger............................ 83 INTERGREEN................... 83 Kutter ............................ 83 Labarre........................... 83 POLYTAN........................ 85 Porplastic........................ 85 SMG............................... 86 STRABAG........................ 86 Trofil............................... 86


ASB................................ 80 Benz............................... 80 BFGW..............................81 Eiden & Wagner...............81 Eurotramp....................... 82 Gütegemeinschaft........... 82 Spieth............................. 86 Weinberger..................... 87

MOBILE FLOORINGS, COVER SYSTEMS BSW................................81 ENGO............................. 82 Gerflor............................ 82 Hamberger..................... 83 Holz-Speckmann............. 83 Ice-World Ice-Business.... 83 Spieth............................. 86 Trofil............................... 86 Universal Sport............... 86

INDOOR SPORTS FLOORING ASB................................ 80 BSW................................81 Conica.............................81 Descol..............................81 DLW Flooring...................81 Gerflor............................ 82 Hamberger..................... 82 Herculan......................... 82 ISP.................................. 83 IST.................................. 83 KRAIBURG...................... 83 Labosport....................... 84 Polytan........................... 85 Porplastic........................ 85 Sekisui Alveo................... 85 Stargum.......................... 86 Trofil............................... 86 Weinberger..................... 87

MULTI-SPORTS COURTS DSGN concepts................81 Eiden & Wagner...............81 Herculan......................... 82 Labosport....................... 84 Playparc.......................... 84 Sekisui Alveo................... 85 Signgrass........................ 86 SMC2............................. 86 Stargum.......................... 86

NATURAL TURF heiler.............................. 82 INTERGREEN................... 83 Kutter............................. 83 Labosport....................... 84 Signgrass........................ 86 STRABAG........................ 86

IRRIGATION heiler.............................. 82 INTERGREEN................... 83 Kutter............................. 83 PERROT........................... 85 STRABAG........................ 86

HYBRID TURF EuroSportsTurf................ 82




ENGO............................. 82 Ice-World Ice-Business.... 83 Züko............................... 87

heiler.............................. 83 INTERGREEN................... 83 Kutter............................. 83 OSRAM........................... 84 STRABAG........................ 86 Vector Foiltec.................. 86

ICE SPORTS EQUIPMENT.. AST................................ 80 ENGO............................. 82 GfKK.............................. 82 Ice-World Ice-Business.... 83 Universal Sport............... 86 Züko............................... 87

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AST................................ 80 BSW................................81 Conica.............................81 Hamberger..................... 82 Herculan......................... 82 IST.................................. 83 KRAIBURG...................... 83 Kutter............................. 83 Labosport....................... 84 Melos............................. 84 Polytan........................... 85 Porplastic........................ 85 Sekisui Alveo................... 85 Signgrass........................ 86 Stargum.......................... 86 Trofil............................... 86 Weinberger..................... 87

AST................................ 80 ENGO............................. 82 GfKK.............................. 82 Ice-World Ice-Business.... 83 Novoter.......................... 84 Züko............................... 87

Neptunus........................ 84 PM Engineering............... 85 SMC2............................. 86 Vector Foiltec.................. 86


GfKK.............................. 82 Kernig............................. 83 Novoter.......................... 84 SEW................................ 86

ACO............................... 80 ANRIN............................ 80 CCSC...............................81 EuroSportsTurf................ 82 Hauraton........................ 83 heiler.............................. 82 INTERGREEN................... 82 ISP.................................. 83 IST.................................. 83 Kernig............................. 83 Kutter............................. 83 Labarre........................... 83 Melos............................. 84 Novoter.......................... 84 Polytan........................... 85 Porplastic........................ 85 Signgrass........................ 86 SMC2............................. 86 SMG............................... 86 STRABAG........................ 86

AST................................ 80 ENGO............................. 82 Universal Sport............... 86

PLANNING AND DESIGN ArenaProjekt................... 80 Bright Buildings................81 Brinkmann + Deppen.......81 Calles - De Brabant..........81 DSGN concepts................81 geo3............................... 82 Kernig............................. 83 M3 Architectes............... 84 Pätzold + Snowadsky...... 85 RAUMKUNST.................. 85 STRABAG........................ 86

POOL CONSTRUCTION, CERAMICS Agrob Buchtal................. 80

POOL CONSTRUCTION, MEMBRANE DLW Flooring...................81

ROOFING SYSTEMS PM Engineering............... 85 Serge Ferrari................... 86 SMC2............................. 86 Vector Foiltec.................. 86 waagner biro.................. 87


SECURITY SYSTEMS, FENCING Benz............................... 80 INTERGREEN................... 83

SPORTS AND PLAY EQUIPMENT, SPORTS GOODS Anti Wave....................... 80 Benz............................... 80 CCSC...............................81 Eiden & Wagner...............81 Eurotramp....................... 82 Gütegemeinschaft........... 82 INTERGREEN................... 83 Playparc.......................... 84 Spieth............................. 86 STRABAG........................ 86 Universal Sport............... 86

SPORTS GROUND EQUIPMENT................... ANRIN............................ 80 Benz............................... 80 Eiden & Wagner...............81 Gütegemeinschaft........... 82 INTERGREEN................... 83 Novoter.......................... 84 Polytan........................... 85 Porplastic........................ 85 Serge Ferrari................... 86 Signgrass........................ 86 SMG............................... 86 STRABAG........................ 86 Universal Sport............... 86

TESTING, QUALITY ASSURANCE BFGW..............................81 DSGN concepts................81 Gütegemeinschaft........... 82 ISP.................................. 83 IST.................................. 83 Labosport....................... 84

TICKETING, ACCESS SYSTEMS eccos pro.........................81

TURNKEY CONSTRUCTION hsb................................. 83 Neptunus........................ 84 Nüssli.............................. 84 Pellikaan......................... 84 Vector Foiltec.................. 86

SPORTS HALL DIVIDERS. waagner biro.................. 87

STANDS, SEATING ENGO............................. 82 INTERGREEN................... 83 Nüssli.............................. 84 waagner biro.................. 87 Weinberger..................... 87

POOL CONSTRUCTION, STAINLESS STEEL Berndorf......................... 80 hsb................................. 83 Zeller.............................. 87

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COMPANY INDEX FROM A TO Z In the Professionals & Profiles section, members of the IAKS can publish news on a half-page in three issues per year. In addition, they also appear with their logo and contact details in the address list and directory of trades in each issue. At the




same time, they also benefit from the improved linkage of “sb“ with the IAKS website, for they also additionally receive an exclusive Premium entry in the online database.

ACO Severin Ahlmann GmbH & Co. KG Postfach 320 24755 Rendsburg, Germany Phone +49(0)4331 354600

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 5/2017


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 German Equipment and Product Safety Act (GPSG). 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Hansaring 17 48155 Münster, Germany Phone +49 251 961915-73

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 5/2017

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

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

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

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


Ice-World Ice-Business GmbH Moortwiete 2N 25479 Ellerau, Germany Phone +49(0)941 4644880

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Labosport International Technoparc du circuit des 24 Heures 72100 Le Mans, Frankreich Telefon +33 243 47 08 40

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

M3 Architectes 15, rue Wurth-Paquet 2737 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Phone +352 26 44 74 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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




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SEKISUI ALVEO (Benelux) BV De Raaf 33A 4102 DG Culemborg, Netherland Phone +31(0)34 553 3939

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.

SERGE FERRARI BP 54 38352 La Tour du Pin Cedex, France Phone +33(0)474 974133

The Serge Ferrari group designs, manufactures and distributes high-technology eco-friendly flexible composite materials. The unique properties of its products open applications bringing solutions to technical challenges for different architectural projects. The group’s main competitive advantage resides in its differentiating technology, Précontraint, and the associated proprietary industrial know-how. The group has three manufacturing sites: one in France and two in Switzerland. Serge Ferrari is present in 80 countries with a professional sales team and a network of more than 100 distributors.

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 and thus pays its own way.



Signgrass® NIK-Tufting BV Stökskesweg 13 5571 TJ Bergeijk, Netherland Phone +31(0)497 572545

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Umpire’s Chairs, Tennis Nets and Tennis Posts. 86

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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.

Vector Foiltec GmbH Steinacker 3 28717 Bremen, Germany Phone +49(0)421 69351-0

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

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

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

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





UPCOMING ISSUES Issue 6/2017 – Pools and leisure facilities

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Issue 1/2018 – Sports halls and arenas

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Advertising deadline: 01.02.2018

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This “sb” presents the winning projects of the 2017 IOC IPC IAKS architecture prizes.