Sport is an important energy source and is a favorite activity for many people  around the world. It provides us with enjoyment and also freshens up our mind.  However, playing sports is actually more than mere running, jumping, or kicking a  ball on the field. Indulging in sports helps our body to function smoothly and more efficiently. Sports involve the activity of each and every muscle in the body. This  strengthens and promotes good health. The municipality of The Hague in the Netherlands, The Hague University of Applied Sciences and ROC Mondriaan are moving the whole city of The Hague to Sportcampus Zuiderpark to explore sports  of all kinds.  

Expandation of Sportcampus Zuiderpark

The old football stadium of the Dutch Association football club ADO Den Haag (at the Zuiderpark) has now become a site for sports, exercise and learning. Sportcampus Zuiderpark consists of an elite sports hall, beach-sports hall,  ymnastics hall and multi-purpose sports halls for sport-related courses, sport clubs,  competitions and events. The Zuiderpark is renowned for its sports and  recreation facilities and has been an important location for many of The Hague's residents for over 80 years. Sportcampus Zuiderpark has expanded the park's sport, exercise and  learning possibilities. Residents from the surrounding  residential estates are also involved in the teaching programs and activities are organized by students as  part of their studies.  

With 30,000 m² it is one of the largest sports complexes in Europe

The building features an elite sports hall with space for 3,500 spectators. The  complex also features three gymnasiums, a dance hall, twelve auditoriums, a beach-sports hall, a gymnastics hall and another two halls for amateur sports. Eight football pitches, a multi-functional artificial pitch and a beach court are currently being  created outdoors.  With a surface area in excess of 30,000 m², Sportcampus Zuiderpark is one of the largest sports complexes in Europe.

Pulastic sports floors for the elite sports hall and the multi-purpose sports hall

The elite sports hall, multi-purpose sports hall and four other sports halls feature  6,962 m² of Pulastic sports floors. A decision was made to opt for the Pulastic Elite Performance 65 XLS. This system is specifically aimed at very high training intensities and elite competitive performance. A stunning dark red floor (oxide red) has been  selected for the elite sports hall, while a pigeon blue floor has been selected for the other sports halls. The campus is an impressive sports complex that combines elite  sports facilities with knowledge in the field of sports performance.  

Vibrant social meeting place

Sportcampus Zuiderpark is to become the heart of sport for the city. Athletes  come together here to train, play sports and win. With all these different sports  halls, there are many possibilities for everyone, from indoor sports like gymnastics, badminton and basketball to indoor beach football and beach volleyball. This mix creates an inspiring and vibrant social meeting place— a place where you progress, whether at recreational or top sport level.

Project participants

  • Client: Ballast Nedam B&O West
  • Contractor: Ballast Nedam B&O West
  • Architect: Faulknerbrowns Architects

 

In a time lapse: watch how the sports park was built

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