The rowing centre, located within the Naturarena Rotsee rowing development, was designed by Swiss architects Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architekten. The centre was clad with Accoya to both reflect the natural woodland surroundings, and form a facade able to cope with extreme conditions. Swiss distributors Herzog-Elmiger AG recommended Accoya for the project, citing the woods high resistance to water.
Accoya’s ability to absorb water reduces dramatically compared to typical wood species, making Accoya dimensionally stable and extremely long-lasting. For the finished centre, 1,700m2 of Accoya, which is 100% non-toxic, was prefabricated to form the centre’s façade and decking. The wood was applied with a Sikkens coating to integrate the façade with the overall colour concept.