Center Parcs swimming pool
A tropical swimming pool with impressive design
The heart of the new Center Parcs site in Ballymahon, Ireland, was to be the approx. 4,500 m² tropical swimming pool. Directly adjacent to a landscaped lake, with glass façades up to 18 metres high and a gently sloping roof form, timber was the most suitable building material for the roof construction (initially planned in steel), due to both its aesthetics and the corrosion requirements.
This is how WIEHAG implemented the timber structure
The support structure consists of articulated arched beams with up to 57.5 m free bearing distance. It is supported on inclined, up to 17 m long round steel columns. At the customer's request, larch was used for the 1.80 m high beams. Due to the maximum transport length of approx. 50 m, articulated and bending-resistant joints were used. A challenge for the arched supports was the inner radius of 7.50 m, but this was solved in terms of production technology with timber as the material.
The construction site in fast forward...
- Longford Forest, Ballymahon
- Center Parcs Ireland
- Holder Mathias Architects
- Total project costs
- 233 million euros
- Site size
- 21,200 m²
- Construction project size
- 4,500 m²