The commercial building at No. 226 Rorschacherstrasse serves as a fusion of healthcare and education: a training facility for St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital.
Indoor Swimming Pool
Create a Uniquely Playful, Golden Aesthetic
In creating a world-class Olympic pool and one of Switzerland’s most modern, state-of-the-art swimming facilities, the architect, contractor and client needed to work closely together throughout a construction period lasting over one and a half years. Acoustics and corrosion resistance played key roles throughout – but everyone’s united ambition was to create a stunning aesthetic space to welcome the world’s swimmers and families.
When specifying ceilings, high humidity and a demanding environment are the first considerations needed for a swimming pool. But when the ambition is to create a stunning ceiling that enhances the whole building, the team set out to create a uniquely playful, golden aesthetic.
A special gold coating was applied to 1,500m² of the METAL R-H 200 ceiling in the Olympic pool, with 3,000m² of METAL R-H 200 in RAL 9010 covering the water park and surrounding areas. The pre-treated aluminium ceilings were primed and installed on a concealed suspension system to prevent corrosion – and reinforced by a moisture-resistant elastomer and fibreglass fleece backing to further improve resistance and acoustic performance.
- Architect: K&L Architekten AG
- Contractor: Isolag AG
- Client: City of Uster, Healthcare Department
- Photography Copyright: © Foto Lautenschlager
- Sector: Leisure & Hospitality
- Room Type: Swimming area / Corridor / changing rooms
- Materials: Metal