New rowing centre on the Rotsee


Project data

ProjectNew rowing centre on the Rotsee

CompletionCompleted May 2016


PurposeThe infrastructure is being fundamentally redesigned and improved to make Rotsee suitable again as a venue for world championships. As well as erecting a new building, the project involves upgrading lakeside paths and other usable areas along the banks.

Formwork systemsTextured formliners glued to supporting boards. The names of sponsors were placed on five textured formliners. The font chosen was “Replica Regular”.

Special featuresThe new building had to be built in only one year. The elongated timber structure rests on two offset fair-faced concrete boxes. The whole building complex makes reference to a rowing boat out of the water on blocks, while offering a crucial advantage to users. The projecting upper part of the structure creates a canopy over the ground below, where spectators and rowers can shelter from the weather. Sponsors who have financially supported this project are immortalised by having their names cast into a concrete wall.

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