The competition swimming pool in Gensingen attracts around 30,000 visitors each year, who enjoy the facilities to swim laps, learn to swim or relax in the sauna. To allow them to continue doing so in future, the small municipality located between Mainz and Bad Kreuznach in Rhineland-Pfalz has now invested in the extensive modernisation and refurbishment of its ageing indoor swimming pool.
In addition to the replacement of the windows and doors, electrical installations, the ventilation system and the water supply, the sanitary facilities have also been brought in line with current technical and hygiene standards. The new arrangement now affords swimmers more privacy. Moreover, a separate changing area for people with a disability, including a stair lift into the swimming pool, has been added. The comprehensive renovation has not only enhanced the functional features of the swimming pool, but also its design. For the tile and ceiling design, the designers of BZM Architects in Wiesbaden created a new colour scheme that extends from the changing rooms to the toilets and the swimming pool area.
The coloured Troldtekt acoustic panels, made of sustainable wood and cement and attached to the suspended ceiling, work perfectly with the overall concept. Warm shades of yellow, red and brown, which are echoed in the wave-shaped contours on the walls, contribute to the feel-good atmosphere. Troldtekt acoustic panels are breathable and vapour-permeable, are capable of absorbing and releasing moisture and are therefore well suited as ceiling and wall cladding in damp rooms, e.g. swimming pools. Troldtekt can also be used outdoors, e.g. under roofed overhangs.