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Tile floor of award-winning Noorderparkbad cannot withstand chlorine and water | NOW

The indoor swimming pool of the Noorderparkbad in Amsterdam, which opened in 2015, will be closed until May 8 due to renovation. The reason for the renovation is that the tile floor came loose, because it could not withstand chlorine, heat and humidity.

The laying of a new floor was therefore started during the lockdown. “Unfortunately, a tiled floor was installed during construction that is not resistant to life in a swimming pool,” said the municipality. The outdoor pool is still open.

School swimmers are currently taking lessons in the Bijlmersportcentrum due to the renovation. Pupils of private classes are offered to take these classes at the De Mirandabad (South) or the Friendship Sports Center (North). Travel expenses for this are not reimbursed.

After the opening of the swimming pool six years ago, it was widely praised. For example, a nomination for the BNA building of the year followed and years ago it was proclaimed the most beautiful public swimming pool of the year. The bath also won both the jury and the public award in 2016 at the Amsterdam Architecture Prize. The jury called the tiling at the time “surprising”.



Source site www.nu.nl

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