Ballast Nedam: Sportcampus Zuiderpark opens in Den Haag after two years of construction

Ballast Nedam: Sportcampus Zuiderpark opens in Den Haag after two years of construction

BH Nieuwegein,The Netherlands​, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Wednesday 14 June 2017 mayor Pauline Krikke has officially opened Sportcampus Zuiderpark. After two years of construction, , Sportcampus Zuiderpark has arisen at the former home ground of ADO Den Haag. A unique complex which houses top sport, education and research. The sports campus contains an indoor beach hall, two exercise halls, a gymnastics hall, several classrooms and project- and research rooms, a dance studio and a dojo. The top sports hall can contain 3,500 spectators and has a huge floor surface of 30,000 m2.

Haagse Hogeschool and ROC Mondriaan
The complex brings sports, education and research together. Students of secondary and higher vocational education can enrol in several sports related educations. They can also use the centre for applied knowledge, practical research and events.

Sportcampus Zuiderpark will be the Hagues sports- and knowledge centre and is one of the top sport accomodations for the region the Hague-Rotterdam-Dordrecht. The knowledge centre is used by several organisations to innovate sports and physical activitiy.

Sustainability
Sportcampus Zuiderpark has been built to be as sustainable as possible. A well-defined lay-out ensured a limited volume of the building. Also constructions were selected that needed the least amount of material.
Alderman of Sport Rabin Baldewsingh: “Sportcampus Zuiderpark is an iconic building to the city. Our green lung, the Zuiderpark, has a new hart. The exterior of the building almost has a futuristic look about it. And the roof is filled with 5,000m2 of solar panels and collectors.”

The complex not only holds solar panels, but also hottubes to supply warm water. Heating and cooling is provided by a storage system of heat and cold with a spring at 250 meters below ground. The entire building uses LED-lighting. Each sport has its own adjustable lighting level. To top it off, the roof is covered with green sedum and there are grass tiles around the building.

Grand opening

The grand opening also included the combination of sports and students. Mayor Krikke received pieces of a puzzle from athletes of all parts of the city. Beach volleyball players Robert Meeuwsen and Alexander Brouwer brought her the key to the complex

SOURCE: Ballast Nedam

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