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Rebuild and reuse - as the sports sector faces increasing pressure to improve its sustainability credentials, an entire sports hall is dismantled and rebuilt in a new location.

In a project that demonstrates the flexibility and sustainability of demountable temporary buildings, Neptunus dismantled a sports hall and re-built it in a new location.

Bridging the gap during renovation

The company originally supplied the temporary facility at Lorentzweiler, Luxembourg, in 2014 while the local authority spent more than two years renovating and upgrading its permanent sports hall. Utilising its Flexolution technology, the company designed and built a dismountable sports hall measuring 720sq m including a sports floor with acoustic walls, a public seating grandstand and ball proof lighting. An additional 180sq m of space created areas for offices, changing rooms, showers and toilets.

Despite being demountable no concessions were made in the field of technical building regulations. The sports hall fully complies with the latest energy and environmental standards with the adapted wall panels ensuring optimal acoustics in the hall.

Removed, reused and recycled

When the neighbouring town of Strassen needed to refurbish its own sports centre, it also required a temporary solution while the renovations took place.

After the launch of Lorentzweiler’s new permanent sports hall, technicians dismantled the temporary facility and moved it 13 kilometres to Strassen where it was rebuilt. The temporary sports hall, which is in the same design and dimensions, will be in place for 18 months until work completes on Strassen’s own permanent building.

The structure will then be removed and can be re-used again on other projects, either through rental or being purchased outright. 

“This is a textbook example of the sustainable reuse and flexibility of our demountable temporary structure technology which is really cost effective. Fortunately the timing coincided with the completion of the Lorentzweiler project so we were able to dismantle the building and move it to Strassen,” explains April Trasler, managing director of Neptunus.

All materials were transported from one municipality to the other to be re-built, with even the construction plans being reused. All installations such as heating, fire alarms, ventilation and lighting were also recycled, as well as the sports floor and sports equipment such as turn racks, basketball hoops and scoreboard.

Neptunus worked with the same partners on both projects to ensure the process ran smoothly.

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