Architect: pos4 architekten / Architectengroep A4
The De Soeverein sports complex in Lommel welcomed its first athletes on 27 October 2018 and hopes to attract some 200,000 visitors within the year. Both the twenty-five-meter pool and the tennis hall received a full ‘Laminated Timber Solutions’ treatment.
For the fifty-meter-long swimming pool, spruce beams were foreseen. Wood’s chemical resistance is an asset that is often taken advantage of in such environments. In other words, chlorine vapours do not affect the material. LTS delivered and installed three-hinged arched portals with a span of 38 meters in the tennis hall. Glued laminated wood (glulam) is easy to bend, making it very attractive for use in tennis halls or other sports facilities.
timber product volume
less exhaust gases
less electricity consumption
13 working days
duration of construction