Swimming pool Vathorst, Amersfoort

Zwembad Vathorst Amersfoort

ca. 700 m² GFA
Integrated design
June 2015 – September 2016
ca. € 1.800.000

In Vathorst, a residential area of Amersfoort, we are currently building a swimming pool for R & A Sports and Swimming, which provides swimming classes for all ages.

The building consists of a small catering facility situated in the entrance area from which the pool of 10×20 meters can be seen. Changing rooms and showers are located next to the pool.

Because of the clearly arranged layout, the pool can be seen at all times from the waiting area and is therefore highly suitable for swimming lessons.

Amersfoort Vathorst

The building will be located on a hill, in which the pool shell disappears inside it. By pushing down the edges of the volume, a volume with a roof is created, which fits in with the surrounding historic buildings.

The reduction in volume also reduces energy consumption.


Schema Amersfoort

With a façade of black wooden planks and a kinked roof, the building is visually connected to the historic buildings that are still present in the area. The bronze-coloured seamed roof finish of the angled roof takes the building out of this standard palette and  gives the building a special appearance.

Inside the wooden roof construction provides warmth and atmosphere in the accommodation. The perforations in the wood make for excellent acoustics in the swimming pool area.

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