The location of the old ADO Den Haag Stadium has yet again a sports destination. On Monday, March 6th the construction of Sportcampus Zuiderpark has been completed. On behalf of the Municipality of The Hague, The Haagse Hogeschool and ROC Mondriaan, Ballast Nedam realised in collaboration with Kuijpers a whole new sports complex which will be used for several sports, exercise and education. The complex has a huge floor surface of 30,000 m2.
The Sportcampus includes: a sports hall with a grandstand with more than 3,300 seats, a beach hall, a gymnastics hall, a dance studio, a dojo, two exercise halls, four gyms, classrooms and several project- and research rooms.
Sportcampus Zuiderpark is home of the HALO education (teachers study), Sports Science and International Sport Management (which will be taught in English) of the Haagse Hogeschool. The education Kinetic Technology will open a second lab environment. The MBO students in the third and fourth year of the education Sports- and kinetic coordinator (level 4) of ROC Mondriaan will also use the educational facilities at Sportcampus Zuiderpark.
The Sportcampus must be extremely functional, radiate professionalism and inspire people to reach for the best. The building has a round façade that we covered with precast concrete decorative elements. On top of that we installed a canopy that can vary in height and depth with stainless steel shingles. Very beautiful, but very laborious. We secured all of its dimensions very precisely with the manufacturer.
The design of the building has many sustainable components. For example, the energy is supplied by using heat and cold-storage. On the roof we put 1,000 solar panels and the remaining space we covered with sedum. This reduces the CO2 footprint. The insulation requirements were also high. No problem, we carried out our work very carefully and at the same time monitored if all requirements were met. The result is a beautiful sports complex which accommodates the future.