Swimming hall
Center Parcs De Huttenheugte (NL)

Swimming hall
Center Parcs De Huttenheugte (NL)

Swimming hall
Center Parcs De Huttenheugte (NL)

Swimming hall
Center Parcs De Huttenheugte (NL)

Center Parcs
wooden swimming hall

In the “Aqua Mundo” swimming hall at Center Parcs De Huttenheugte in Dalen, the existing roof dome was replaced with a new glulam roof dome. Within just two weeks, the new dome was installed on the Center Parcs swimming hall. The old dome was dismantled at the same time. This was already the third dome DERIX has replaced for Center Parcs swimming halls. The composition of the team of general contractor, structural engineer and subcontractor always remained the same and was therefore very well coordinated.

Center Parcs Swimming hall
at a glance

16 Glulam half frame &
64 Composite roof elements

The dome consists of sixteen glulam half frames – with a length of almost thirty metres – and 64 composite roof elements. The largest composite roof element is more than six metres wide. The roof elements were pre-assembled by DERIX in the factory. On site, the glass domes supplied by JET BIK (Velux) were pre-assembled on them.
Building project Swimming hall CenterParcs De Huttenheugte, Reindersdijk 55, 7751 SH Dalen, Niederlande
Construction Glulam
Completion September 2021
Volume of the wooden components 221 m3
Stored CO2 in the construction 167.7 tCO2
Avoided CO2 in the construction 201.3 tCO2
Regrowth speed in german forests 7 minutes
Client Buursema Bouwbedrijf
Building owner CenterParcs
Architects Dorenbos Architekten bv, NL-DB Gytsjerk
Engineering office AVS Engineering, Step Engineering
Planning and assembly of the wooden elements DERIX-Group

The advantages of wood
at the Center Parc swimming hall

As a hygroscopic building material, the wood used adapts perfectly to the indoor climate in the Center Parcs swimming hall. Furthermore, it is corrosion-resistant and insensitive to chlorine. The details of the dome are designed to prevent moisture from accumulating there. The wooden construction makes it possible to dismantle a single part (e.g. a purlin) without having to dismantle a large part or even the whole dome.


Individual glulam

With our glulam, individual constructions can be built, because we produce the components in almost any shape and size – entirely according to your wishes. The kiln-dried wooden boards are joined together by finger-jointing to form long lamellas. Discover our diverse range of glulam.

Wooden swimming halls

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