Myrtha Pools adds another important success to its already rich prize-record, building a temporary pool for all the swimming competitions on the occasion of the 32nd Len European Swimming Championships held in Berlin.
The competition is centered around the Europa-Sportpark, a unique sports complex, close to the famous Alexanderplatz in the center of Berlin. All swim meets will take place at the Velodrom, a multifunctional arena designed by the architect Dominique Perrault, whereas the diving and synchronized swimming events will be at the adjoining ‘Schwimm- und Sprunghalle’ (SSE). The historical‘Regattastrecke Grünau’ will provide the venue for the athletes in open water swimming.
The ‘Velodrom’ is one of the most impressive multipurpose arenas in Berlin and Germany. With a diameter of 142 meters, this suspended ceiling structure is unique in Europe and the largest of its kind in the world. The arena was originally built for the cycling competitions as part of the Berlin Olympic Games bid in 2000 and is now a regular venue for the ‘Berliner Sechstagerennen’ (Berlin Six Day Race). With a maximum capacity of 12,000 spectators and numerous adjoining rooms for press, catering etc. this multifunctional arena will be a perfect venue to hold the 32nd LEN European Swimming Championships, ensuring high technical standards for “fast” competitions.
In order to use this extraordinary location for the 32nd LEN Championships, a temporary pool will be installed to hold all the swimming competitions. Myrtha Technology has been choosed for the Velodrom’s facility.
The Velodrom’s Myrtha temporary pool installation is scheduled to start on 24th July until 7th August, including filtration plant set up. The swimming pool, which surface is 50×21 m, presents a constant depth of 2,10 m, overflow gutter and two removable headwalls. The will be installed in the central court, surrounded by the cycling track.
The Berlin’s experience confirms the competence, the innovation and the reliability guaranteed byMyrtha Pools and adds another important success to the variety of pools built for the major international sport events.