Colourful activity wanted

It was with a degree of melancholy that the employees of the outdated swimming pool in Neustadt am Rübenberge packed up the last of the equipment for the move. However this feeling was outweighed by the joy of being able to ensure fun, entertainment, smooth operation and safety for all guests at the new indoor and open-air pool with sauna.

After a construction period of around two years, water-lovers and sauna-goers can now make use of one of the best swimming pools in the region.

There’s so much on offer. Over 1,500 m2 water area spread across a space divided into a large sport pool with a diving area, a group and lesson pool and an infant paddling pool. A wellness area covering 850 m2 with various saunas, a steam room and an infrared room as well as a restaurant area and a gym leave nothing to be desired, even on a whole-day visit to the Balneon.

But that’s not all. A 70 metre long flume, equipped with a timer and light effects, runs from the indoor area to the open-air pool. Another flume in the outdoor area leads to the Nature Bathing Lake with its sandy beach, built using a concrete pool coated in special foil. There’s no need to use chlorine here because the water, just like the water from the pool of the divided sauna area, is treated in an additional pool.

The new swimming pool and sauna is ideally located and easy to reach both by public transport and by car. The site is accessible via the main entrance which leads to the foyer area. Here visitors can get a first impression of the colourful hustle and bustle in the indoor pool area thanks to the view offered by a large window.

However, this colourfulness isn’t limited to the large, easy-clean, stainless steel pool: a glance up at the ceiling reveals the cheerful colours of the moisture-resistant Troldtekt cement-bonded wood wool panels, which add to the fun of the experience. As well as the positive aesthetic effect of the panels (made from certified wood from Danish forests and cement extracted from Danish mineral resources ), Troldtekt also provides acoustic benefits by reducing reverberation times.

Facts

Project:
Balneon | Indoor and open-air pool with sauna am Rübenberge, Germany
Architects:
pbr Planungsbüro Rohling AG, Osnabrück, Germany
Client:
Wirtschaftsbetriebe Neustadt am Rübenberge GmbH
Troldtekt Products
Ceiling panels:
Troldtekt acoustic panels
Colour:
(RAL 1008060, RAL 1007050, RAL 2105030, RAL 2106010, RAL 0858080)
Structure:
Extreme fine (0.5 mm wood wool)
Edge design:
5 mm bevelled edges, K5
Installation:
With Troldtekt screws
Text & Photos
Text:
Dipl.-Ing Olaf Wiechers
Photos:
Torben Weiß, Olaf Wiechers, Fotodesign Bierwagen