Image: Valerie Kuypers, Sportcampus Zuiderpark
At the location of the old ADO The Hague football stadium in Zuiderpark, THUAS, the Municipality of The Hague and Mondriaan regional training centre have joined forces to create a new centre for sports, exercise and education called the Zuiderpark Sports Campus. It promises to be a sports complex that combines knowledge of movement and exercise with high-quality sports facilities.
New housing for Teacher Education in Physical Education (HALO) and Sports Management
The Zuiderpark Sports Campus will be the new home of the HALO programme (Teacher Education in Physical Education) and Sports Management programme. These degree programmes are currently located on Laan van Poot. The Mondriaan regional training centre will also be joining with its Lifestyle, Sports and Movement programme. The sports complex will ultimately accommodate 1,500 students.
Sporty boost through research
The Zuiderpark Sports Campus also aims to give local (disadvantaged) neighbourhoods a sporty boost. Student projects (which we call Team Players) motivate local residents to play more sports and get active. THUAS will also be conducting research into how the low exercise level of local residents can be improved, producing a positive health effect, and into the needs of disabled sports and top-level sports. THUAS is working together with TU Delft, VU Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam and Sophia Rehabilitation Centre in these endeavours. The ultimate goal is to also offer Master’s programmes together with these partners.
Zuiderpark Sports Campus design
The building will house an all-purpose sports centre that can accommodate 3,500 persons. The new complex will also contain three gyms, a dance studio and twelve lecture rooms. There will also be a beach sports facility with six beach volleyball courts and one for beach soccer. A gymnastics centre and two rooms for amateur sports complete the indoor facilities at the Zuiderpark Sports Campus. Outside will be eight football fields, a multifunctional artificial turf field and a beach court. The Zuiderpark Sports Campus has a price tag of 73 million euro's. The Municipality of The Hague is contributing 52 million and The Hague University of Applied Sciences is investing 21 million euro's in the complex.
FaulknersBrowns Architects from Newcastle-upon-Tyne created the iconic design. Ballast Nedam and Kuijpers Installatie are constructing the Zuiderpark Sports Campus under the project name TeamSport Zuiderpark VOF.
Visit the Municipality of The Hague website for more information.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences Zuiderpark Sports Campus +31 (0)70 - 445 7450
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2521 EN The Hague