An interesting project lies in store after the construction industry holiday: the building of the new swimming pool in Zutphen! Architectural firm Slangen+Koenis Architecten has produced an intriguing design for the Municipality of Zutphen, to which Beijer will be making a significant contribution by supplying 84 tonnes of steel structures.
This building covers an area of approximately 2,500 m2 and will be erected in the Zuiderpark. The steel structure will be built on a low, prefab concrete base, on which a bicycle store, an impressive staircase and a sun terrace with different levels will also be created. The overhang at the front of the building has been galvanised and the interior structure has been hot-dip galvanised and given two layers of epoxy coating. Due to the competitive contract price, during the design phase Beijer recalculated part of the structure and was therefore able to reduce the weight of the roof, amongst other things. In addition to the construction and design, Beijer is also taking care of the production and assembly of this impressive structure.
Three swimming pools will be housed inside the building: a 25-metre competition pool, a pool for use by specific groups and a toddlers’ pool. The building itself will offer a high degree of transparency due to the use of glass façades. Its solid roof will contrast with this beautifully and the overhangs will therefore also be clearly visible. Another striking feature is the magnificent patio at the heart of the building. This means it will be extremely light! Not in terms of weight, however, as Beijer will be supplying around 84 tonnes of steel structures.
The swimming pool is due to open in 2015.