Agrob Buchtal-Letter | 02/2016
Dear Newsletter Subscriber,

The Australian contribution to this years’ Venice Architecture Biennale focused on the pool as an identity-generating piece of architecture and symbol for an “Australian way of life”. Many pools in Australia have been constructed with AGROB BUCHTAL swimming pool ceramic. The award-winning Gold Coast Aquatic Center being one of these.
Besides other topics in this newsletter, also read about an example of functional, yet gentle refurbishment of an industrial building like the iron foundry “Baumgarte” in Bielefeld, Germany.

Yours sincerely,
Gold Coast Aquatic Center: Speedy transformation

This Aquatic Centre was the first venue delivered for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Construction commenced in February 2013 and was completed in less than one and a half years.This was in advance of the original schedule, so that the facility could host the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships event in August 2014, a test the pool passed without a problem. Chroma tiles and finger grips from AGROB BUCHTAL feature throughout the facility, including in the new competition pool.
Vivendra Foundation: Preserve the past and build the future

Learning, living, working - these are the three words which accurately describe “Stiftung Vivendra”. The establishment was founded in 1965 by a parents’ association as “Stiftung Schulheim Dielsdorf für cerebral Gelähmte“ (facility for cerebrally paralyzed persons). In 1970, the Dielsdorf location with a remedial pedagogic school, a boarding school, therapies and a home for adults was opened. In 2011, the name was changed into “Stiftung Vivendra“ (Vivendra Foundation).The facades of the nucleus of the foundation at Dielsdorf have been extensively renovated recently. The result is impressive because of durable and future-oriented solutions, but preserving the architectural roots at the same time.
Elegant ceramic background

At Eisengießerei Baumgarte (iron foundry) established in Bielefeld at the beginning of the 1930s, the well-being of the employees has always played an important part. This becomes apparent in the form of financial supports in case of illness and the provision of company-owned apartments just as by the establishment of changing and washing areas, which permit the workers a comfortable transition between working and private life.
Healthcare Innovation ROOM 2525®

Green Hospital and AGROB BUCHTAL present the patient room of the future: More than two years of research and development have led to the ROOM 2525®, a patient room full of innovations and technical highlights. It combines modern design, an atmosphere of well-being and patient friendliness with barrier-free accessibility, most elevated hygienic requirements and optimal conditions for medical and health care.
Great Pools & Spas

The new swimming pool catalogue by AGROB BUCHTAL offers architects, operators and municipalities the complete knowledge about high-quality pool design with ceramic tiles. Numerous pictures and work reports provide inspiration. Displays of systems as well as technologies, detailed and ostensively explained, help in the planning process. Suitable for experienced swimming pool planners as well as those who want to get there.
Official sponsor

AGROB BUCTAL serves as official sponsor for the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Germany, the first and to date only nation-wide competition for real estate project developments, that considers residential as well as commercial projects and takes interdisciplinary criteria as a basis. | Contact | Imprint | Data Protection Declaration