International speakers from Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and the UK
panel discussion and lectures: management, architecture and technology
exchanging ideas with operators / owners, planners / consultants and manufacturers in the pool industry on the international level
Conference language is English.
The event opens on 7 September with a facility tour to the aquatic facility at Baerum sportspark: The brand-new 50-m lap pool and the adjacent pool for learning and leisure meet the requirements of both competitive sports and the local community. Next stop is the indoor pool in Asker, which was built in 2017 to passive house standards and, in view of its energy efficiency, is considered an exemplary project of the Norwegian FutureBuilt programme.
The conference on 8 September will see the sustainability concepts of the aquatic facilities in Asker and nearby Baerum, and international case studies on sustainability from Canada. Alternative approaches to air circulation in swimming pools will be discussed, as is improving water quality, comparing the new Norwegian directive with other European regulations. will put forward ideas, share their experience and provide an outlook on future challenges and opportunities.
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Top marks for energy efficiency
photo: Tove Lauluten
Holmen Aquatics Centre is a continuation of Holmen beach, protecting and reinforcing the site’s natural qualities. The building’s footprint is overlaid with a roof garden that further enhances the experience of the beach with spectacular views. The focal point of the concept of the project by Arkís arkitektar is the activation of the building’s roof as an integral part of Holmen beach recreation area. The grassed roof slopes towards the south and provides an uninterrupted view of Oslo fjord’s islands and reefs.