KHR Architecture, together with Rambøll GL, has won a tender for the renovation of an existing sports hall in Sisimiut, including the addition of a new swimming pool.

This is the 4th competition in only 17 months that KHR has won in Greenland. Partner and Technical Director of KHR Architecture, Henrik Danielsen, says:

"Qeqqata municipality's technical and environmental administration has selected KHR Architecture together with Rambøll GL to make a sketch project for a new swimming pool to be built to an existing sports hall in Sisimiut. This shows that KHR not only has great architectural credibility, but is also an attractive choice for our clients in terms of price. The award criterion in this assignment is 'best price/quality ratio', and we scored highest among the four tenders submitted."

The assignment in Sisimiut is the fourth that KHR Architecture has won in Greenland since the end of 2019. The latest of these is in Sisimiut, where KHR will design a new iron and metal school.

"Now we need to start the outline project, which will be the basis for fund applications. We need to get an overview of the renovation needs of the existing sports hall B-845, and then of course we need to make proposals for the renovation and extension, including a fitness area and swimming pool."

"In this process, we have extensive and good experience of involving users and developers to ensure that an optimal solution is created for the various user groups and the local community in Sisimiut as a whole."

In addition to a 25-metre pool, the swimming pool will also have a slide and a large therapy pool that can be used by disabled people and families with children. Renovation of the existing building will ensure that the existing 2200 m2 building also meets today's accessibility requirements, including energy renovation in line with current building regulations.

KHR Architecture are also the architects behind the first Greenlandic swimming pool in Nuukbuilt for the Municipality of Nuuk in 2003 with support from the LOA Foundation. The hall is called Malik, which means small wave in Greenlandic, because it blends beautifully into the landscape like a wave washing over the rocks of Nuuk.

"The Malik swimming pool is a great success that the citizens of Nuuk have really embraced, so I hope and believe that we can also help to find funding to realise a swimming pool in Sisimiut," says Henrik Danielsen.

[The picture shown is from Malik swimming pool in Nuuk].