New swimming pool centre: A healthy life in a healthy environment
In Linköping, the city's citizens have a new swimming stadium with both fitness and spa facilities. The project was designed by Winell & Jern arkitekter and is silver-certified by the Sweden Green Building Council. Several variants of Troldtekt acoustic solutions are included in the design.
Exercising in Linköping has become a lot more fun. In 2019, the municipality decided that it was time for a new and modern swimming pool centre that would bring together all essential facilities in one place – different types of swimming pools, a fitness area, spa area, cafes and good changing facilities.
It cost SEK 820 million and the inauguration of Tinnerbäcksbadet took place in the spring of 2023.
The total area is approximately 22,000 square metres spread over four floors, and can accommodate over 3,000 visitors simultaneously. The company Medley is responsible for operating the swimming pool.
The new Tinnerbäcksbadet was designed by Winell & Jern Arkitekter and is silver-certified by Sweden’s Green Building Council.
The swimming pool centre that has it all
The swimming pool centre includes a 50-metre pool with ten lanes and a grandstand for competitions and championships, a 25-metre pool, a diving pool and a family pool that includes a wave pool, three water slides and a pool for very young children. There is also an teaching pool and a rehabilitation pool with an adjustable bottom.
On the first floor is a fitness centre and exercise facilities of approximately 1,000 square metres, and on the upper floors is a relaxation area with spa, various saunas and access to outdoor terraces.
From the basement level there is access to the outdoor pool.
Bright and with good acoustics
From the outside, Tinnerbäcksbadet’s architecture is clearly characterised by its shape and size. The structure's large glass sections dissolve the boundary between inside and out, and the surrounding nature is drawn into the building.
Indoors, a simple material palette was chosen, with concrete and tiles in bright beige tones that complement the wood panelling, Troldtekt cement-bonded wood wool ceilings and green plants.
Troldtekt acoustic panels in natural wood are incorporated into the building’s design in several ways. Both as the classic acoustic ceiling, in a variant installed in a Troldtekt T-profile system and as suspended clouds between the prominent wooden structures in the swimming pool hall.
The solutions ensure good acoustics in environments where noise levels can quickly reach uncomfortable levels.
At the same time, Troldtekt is a particularly suitable material for wet rooms such as swimming pools and changing rooms, as the acoustic panels can withstand a moisture load of up to 98 per cent (+/- 2 per cent) in combination with high temperatures of up to at least 40 degrees.