Lágafell sports centre

EFLA was commissioned to provide a range of services relating to the design of Lágafell Sports Center at Mosfellsbær. The sports center consists of a sports hall (33m x 18m), an indoor swimming pool (17m x 10m), an outdoor swimming pool (25m x 12.5m), hot tubs, water slides, locker rooms and shower facilities, a gym and reception area.

The total floor area is around 4.000 m2.

About this Project


Funkis architects and Almenna Consulting Engineers


Reykjavík, Iceland


The project's objective

All overburden below the structure was removed and replaced with compacted gravel which the structure was founded on. The swimming pools, hot tubs, technical areas and other areas below grade were formed with cast in place concrete. The main objective of the design was to prevent the need for expansion joints and high percentage of reinforcement was provided to prevent cracking.

The exterior walls of the sports hall were constructed with steel frames and pre-cast elements which were welded to the steel frames. Most other walls were cast in place.

The floors were mostly cast in place except the floor slab on top of the basement gym which used hollow core concrete elements.
Most of the roof was formed with Let-tak elements which were seated on steel angles attached to the concrete walls.

Lighting design and CCTV

Special effort was put into the design of lighting and security systems (CCTV) as the facilities are greatly popular with both very young visitors and the elderly. EFLA also designed, programmed and commisioned the Building Management system for the control of ventilation and heating and all pool controls (heating and cleaning system).

EFLA designed all electrical systems, 400V system, fire alarm system, CCTV monitoring system, burglar alarm system and all lighting design, including security lighting.

In the acoustical design, calculations were made for the reverberation time in relevant rooms, including the sports hall and the locker rooms. 

EFLA's role

  • Structural design
  • Electical and lighting design
  • Fire alarm system
  • Security and CCTV sysems
  • Building managment system
  • Acoustic design