2521 Sports center, Almere
ca. 6.050 m² GFA
October 2012 – March 2016
ca. € 10.500.000
Across from the existing top sport centre, in the green field development Olympia Kwartier (Olympia Quarter located in the new town Almere Poort which is part of the Amsterdam metropolitan area) a new indoor sports centre has been realised based on the 2521 Simply Swimming concept.
This concept is based on a ‘lean and mean’ 25x21m pool that is largely focussed on sports. The dimension of the pool in combination with a partly movable pool floor increases the flexibility and functionality of the swimming pool. Due to the clever floor plan with its compact layout and visual connections, the building can be operated more efficiently. A wide range of sustainability measures including very high thermal insulation, innovative water treatment and building services installations ensure a further reduction in operational costs.
The interior materialisation consists of vibrant and functional finishes which are combined with wooden wall cladding and ceiling panels. This creates a both warm and sporty atmosphere. The complementory pallet of blue and beige colours, makes public areas recognizable and strengthens the orientation within the complex.