Myrtha Pools added another important success to its already rich prize-record, building a temporary pool –equipped with two removable headwalls- for the 32nd Len European Swimming Championships, 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 took place at the Velodrom, a multifunctional arena designed by the architect Dominique Perrault, whereas the diving and synchronized swimming events were housed in the adjoining ‘Schwimm- und Sprunghalle’ (SSE). The historical ‘Regattastrecke Grünau’ provided 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 ensures high technical standards for “fast” competitions.
In order to use this extraordinary location for the 32nd LEN Championships, a temporary pool has been installed to hold all the swimming competitions in a month and a half, including filtration plant set up.
The Berlin’s experience confirms the competence, the innovation and the reliability guaranteed by Myrtha Pools and adds another important success to the variety of pools built for the major international sport events.
Type: Competition pool
Accessories: Removable headwalls, Starting Blocks Myrtha Track-Start, Other accessories
Dimension: 50 x 25 m
Depth: 2,10 m
Benefit: Temporary pool installation, scheduled from 24th July until 7th August: only 2 weeks!
Technology: Myrtha overflow gutter – classic competition