Sportplaza 'de Estafette' in Nieuw Vennep - near Schiphol airport in the Netherlands combines the best in modern technology to provide one of Europe's most flexible and dynamic sports and swimming centres
It combines wet and dry sports facilities and incorporates huge drop-down acoustic screens which subdivide the sports hall into three separate spaces for schools use. The pool facilities are equally flexible incorporating movable pool floors to create a variety of pool depths to maximise the centre's swim-training flexibility.
The centre incorporates the latest heat recovery systems to ensure economic operation of the building is achieved. Photovoltaic cells and roof mounted solar panels contribute to the sustainability agenda and combine with external solar shading to the pool hall glazing to prevent excessive reflection in the pools.