Sports centre in Knivsta, Sweden

The Centre for Sport and Culture, CIK, is Knivsta’s biggest construction project ever and is expected to be completed in 2020. The arena, which will cover 9,000 square metres, will be the country’s biggest wooden building that satisfies the internationally certified standard for passive houses. A passive house is a building that is energy efficient, climate-controlled and quality-assured.

The walls of the CIK Arena are insulated with Paroc’s Klimatskiva ZERO™. A double layer of slab insulation has been installed to satisfy the requirements for passive houses.

“Since the arena is going to be open all year round with various activities such as ice hockey, conferences and events, the insulation needs to be good. The facility needs to be able to stay both cool and warm. Klimatskiva ZERO™ is both energy and cost-efficient, and ideal for this type of construction,” says Stefan Sundqvist, Paroc’s contact for the project.

Products used:
PAROC WAS 35t, Klimatskiva ZERO™

A multifaceted facility

The frame consists of both concrete and glulam. Concrete is used for foundations and joists, among other things, while beams and posts are made of glulam. The passive house concept and environmental thinking go hand in hand, which means using materials requiring as little maintenance as possible. The façade will consist of clinker-built wood panels made of heat-treated pine. This gives a maintenance-free façade that will turn grey over the years.

The facility has several levels and will consist of:
• Two full-size sports halls, one of which will have space for 300 spectators
• Martial arts facilities
• A performing arts venue with space for an audience of 300 people
• An ice rink with space for 300 spectators
• Communal social areas with café, community kitchen, community gym, conference room, etc.

“We don’t currently have an ice rink or performing arts venue in the municipality and there is a high demand for indoor facilities. We are currently the fastest growing municipality, so this need will only increase. The central location of the facility and Knivsta’s strategic location in the Greater Stockholm area contribute to making Knivsta more attractive,” says Carina Nordlander, the recreation chief responsible for the municipality’s sport and leisure facilities, speaking to newspaper Upplands Nyheter.

Project information

  • Walls
Year 2018
Country Sweden
Address Centralvägen 18
City and zip code 741 75 Knivsta

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