CANZLER takes on MEP systems and project monitoring in refurbishment of wave pool facility
Located on Spreewaldplatz in Berlin’s bustling Kreuzberg district, this 32-year-old indoor facility housing the wave pool needed to be completely refurbished and modernized from the ground up. CANZLER was awarded the planning and design of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems. CANZLER has also assumed project monitoring during the construction phase on behalf of Berliner Bäder-Betriebe (BBB), Europe’s largest municipal swimming pool proprietor. System design tasks include: state-of-the-art climate control, efficient water treatment, and the integration of an existing combined heat and power unit.
When the refurbishment project is completed, Berlin’s only wave pool facility will be much more attractive: The pool will be equipped with a large water slide, the changing rooms will include a transgender and non-binary area, and the sauna area will be modernized. Goal: to create a revitalized indoor facility in the midst of multicultural Kreuzberg for the patrons, many of whom have been visitors to the pool for decades.
One challenge for the planning and design work: the level of quality of the new facilities must comply with current standards and guidelines applicable to swimming pools. The outdated systems, which had to be operated manually, are being replaced with a state-of-the-art central building services management system enabling the climate control, safety & security systems, and the lighting to be controlled from a monitor. In order to provide for the high heating output — also required in the summer — in an efficient and low-emission manner, a two-year-old combined heat and power unit had to be integrated in the pool’s systems.
By providing these services, SOCOTEC Germany’s CANZLER is ensuring that this popular wave pool will be future-proof, also in terms of its sustainable energy management.