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The location for the Leeghwater swimming pool in Purmerend was a clearing in a pak-like setting with a smal lake. This inspired us to design a light and transparent construction, like a pavilion surrounded by greenery.
The Leeghwaterbad has six different pools and a great clarity of concept, elaboration and materialization.

  • client(s)
  • municipality purmerend
  • location
  • Purmerend
  • user(s)
  • municipality purmerend
  • expertise
  • architects
jannes linders

Splashing in Leeghwaterbad Purmerend  

The eye-catcher of the Leeghwaterbad is the recreational pool. In this water playground, you can splash about in the rapids and under a waterfall shower. The recreational pool is divided into 17 islands, each with a different character.

Inside you will also find an eight-lane competition pool, an instruction pool and a target-group pool for the elderly and disabled.

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From inside to outside  

Outside there is a play pond for toddlers and an outdoor swimming pool, which is connected to the recreational pool indoors. The pools are located around a four-storey core: this contains the facilities for water purification and air treatment, the changing rooms and catering.

Through a huge glass wall in the entrance hall, you have a marvellous view of the underwater world of the competition pool.

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  • client: municipality purmerend
  • stability: pieters bouwtechniek
  • building services: cs-installatieadviseurs
  • building physics & sustainability: caubergh-huygen raadgevende ingenieurs
  • main contractor: bot bouw
  • contractor building services: climate systems
  • contractor steel construction: hiensch staalbouw

awards & nominations

  • swimmingpool of the year award | 2014
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