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Sports swimming pool in the basement

Die dezent weiß lasierten Echtholzelemente von Lignotrend prägen die Innenarchitektur der Schwimmhalle, indem sie dem ansonsten eher nüchternen Trainingsambiente eine wohnlich-warme Atmosphäre verleihen.
LIGNO® Akustik light bilden in der Schwimmhalle einen wichtigen Ausgleich für schallharte Materialien, wie Beton, keramische Beläge sowie die Wasserfläche selbst.
Die Echtholz-Akustikpaneele von Lignotrend minimieren mit ihrem integriertem Akustikabsorber und profilierter Oberfläche den Nachhall und senken den Geräuschpegel im Hallenbad.

The former Olympic swimmer Johan Kenkhuis has had a 50-meter sports pool installed for his swimming school in the basement of “The Student Hotel” in Amsterdam. For this purpose, pools, changing rooms, showers and two exits had to be integrated into the floor plan of the former prin-ting press basement. The design plays with the seemingly unfinished ae-sthetics of the basement and sets high-quality accents with mosaic tiles and genuine timber acoustic elements.

Configuration overview

Components used

  • LIGNO® Acoustic light  |  Ceiling cladding

    Product code: LIGNO® Acoustic light 3S_33_a70g_625-23-8_WTE_gb_b0
    Wood type

    Various wood species are available for the visible layer. For quality reasons, individual wood species cannot be configured for all profiles; for technical reasons, surface treatments are excluded for some wood species.

    Wood type

    _WTE Silver fir, economy


    The visible layer is profiled with joints. The code for profiling indicates in millimetres: Element width, strip width (rounded, from/to if applicable) and joint width (rounded) as well as a letter identification for variants, e.g. with chamfered strip edges or with additional height gradation. 

    Note: Some profiles indirectly cause exclusions for other configuration options.


    _625-23-8 Slat profile 


    The face is subjected to a brushing _gb as standard, which produces a stronger or weaker structure depending on the type of wood and makes the surface less sensitive to scratches.  Alternatively, a smooth sanding _gs can be carried out, or on request a bandsaw cut _grimitated.


    _gb Brushed


    Depending on the type of wood, the optional application of a surface treatment is possible ex works. Individual colour finishes are always sampled for coordination. For elements in individual lengths, colour treatment is limited to max. 5 m length.


    _b0 Untreated

    Room acoustics

    If the soffit of the element is to have a good sound-absorbing effect, the penultimate layer is configured as absorber _a50g. Otherwise, this layer is configured as a solid wood layer _a0.

    Room acoustics

    _a70g 70% Absorber



Project participants

  • The Student Hotel Group


    Aambeeldstraat 34 

    NL - Amsterdam,


  • Slangen + Koenis - Architecten


    Swammerdamweg 11
    NL - 3401 MP IJsselstein

  • Van Baaren Aannemers BV


    De Smaragd 21
    NL - 2872 ZT Schoonhoven

  • Marcel van der Burg

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