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Examples and Achievements[ Floor Conversion System for Swimming Pools ] [ Culture & Sports ]

Major achievements

Osaka Prefectural Kadoma Sports Center (Towa Pharmaceutical RACTA Dome)

Photograph of Osaka Prefectural Kadoma Sports Center (Towa Pharmaceutical RACTAB Dome) (floor conversion system for swimming pools)
Completion date Mar, 1996
Specification 50 m swimming pool
25 m diving pool
Floor conversion system for ice skating arenas

This structure was opened as a core facility to promote sports in Osaka. The National Athletic Meet at Namihaya was held at the dome in 1997.
The floor conversion system for ice skating arenas enables use as a swimming pool in spring and summer, sports floor in fall (gymnasium), and ice skating rink in winter.

Specification

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Long course 50m competition pool 10 courses (certified by the Japan Swimming Federation)
Width 50 m × 25.5 m / Depth+0 to 3.5m (ice skating arena specification)
Short course 25m diving pool (authorized by the Japan Swimming Federation)
Width 25 m × 25.5 m / Depth+0 to 5 m (ice skating arena specification)
Elevating speed 0.2 ml/minute
Number of floors 4 floors (for 50 m competition pool)
2 floors (for 25 m diving pool)
Number of cylinders 16 cylinders (for 50 m competition pool)
8 cylinders (for 25 m diving pool)
Operating method Automatic pushbutton method
Floor finishing material Extrusion molded cement plate panel finishing
Converted to an arena
Converted to an ice skating rink

Yokohama International Swimming Pool

Photograph of Yokohama International Swimming Pool (floor conversion system for swimming pools)
Completion date Mar, 1998
Specification Arena specification for a 50 m swimming pool
Movable wall for a 25 m swimming pool

The Yokohama International Swimming Pool was opened to promote the health of Yokohama citizens, hold international swimming events, and cultivate swimmers and coaches. It was used as a venue for synchronized swimming and swimming events at the Kanagawa Yume National Athletic Meet in 1998.
The adoption of the floor conversion system for arenas enables use as a sports floor in the off-season.

Specification

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Long course (main pool) 50 m competition pool 10 courses (certified by the Japan Swimming Federation)
Width 50 m × 26m / Depth+0.3 to 3.5 m (conversion floor structure)
Elevating speed 0.2ml/minute
Number of floors 4 floors
Number of cylinders 16 cylinders
Operating method Automatic pushbutton method
Floor finishing material Extrusion molded cement plate panel finishing
Converted to an arena

Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki Forest central green space
Sports Health Promotion Facilities (Amagasaki Sports Forest)

Photograph of Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki Forest Central Green Space Sports Health Promotion Facilities (Amagasaki Sports Forest) (floor conversion system for swimming pools)
Completion date May, 2006
Specification Arena specification for a 50 m swimming pool
Movable wall for a 25 m swimming pool

Specification

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Main pool International certified 50m × 25m pool (total of 10 lanes/certified 8 lanes)
Conversion floor divided in quarters
Spectators' seats Main stands: 1,543 seats
Substands: 460 seats
Sub pool When converted to an ice skating rink: rink size 60 m × 30 m
Domestic certified 25m × 35m pool (total of 14 lanes/ certified 12 lanes)
Conversion floor divided into half. Spectator seats: 320
sub swimming pool
Converted to an ice skating rink

Notre Dame Elementary School 50th Anniversary Memorial Pool

Photograph of Notre Dame Elementary School 50th Anniversary Memorial Pool (floor conversion system for swimming pools)
Completion date Mar, 2004
Specification 25 m swimming pool: 9 courses
Wire reel type floor conversion system for arena

The 50th Anniversary Memorial Pool was constructed in commemoration of 50th anniversary of foundation. Two-story building structure accommodates a floor conversion system swimming pool where the water depth can be adjusted (25 m × 20 m) and locker room on the second floor, and gymnasium on the first floor. Considering the global environment, environment-compatible systems such as solar power generation system and geothermal system are used.

Specification

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Structure RC structure, 2 floors above ground
Total floor area Approx. 1,800m2

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