• Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadium
    © Manfred Storck


Stuttgart, Germany, 1993

The Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadium was modernized for the track and field athletic world championship 1993. Within the extremely short planning and construction period (2 years), during continuous soccer league operations, Europe’s largest membrane structure was built. It consists of an inner tension ring that is connected to the roof’s two outer compression rings with 40 radial cables. The cables and consequently the roof consistently span 58 m. The undulating roof form was created out of the intended expansion alternatives of the stadium. A PVC-coated polyester-membrane covers the roof. The covers double curvature is maintained by a secondary structure. The spoked-wheel-type construction principle chosen for this structure proved to be exceptionally economical especially with the existing foundation problems.

  • Location

    Stuttgart, Germany

  • Architect

    Planungsgemeinschaft Neckarstadion, Stuttgart; schlaich bergermann partner; Weidleplan, Stuttgart; Siegel & Partner, Stuttgart

  • Awards

    Hugo-Häring-Preis 1994

  • Client

    Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart

  • Contractor

    Koch Hightex, Rimsting; Pfeifer Seil- und Hebetechnik, Memmingen; Haslinger Stahlbau, München

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision, erection analysis, technical spots check

  • Covered area 34,000 m²
  • Max. girder length 48 m
  • Cable net (steel cables and cast steel elements) 420 t
  • Roof width 58 m
  • Structural steel approx. 2,700 t
  • Seats 55,000
  • Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadium © Manfred Storck
  • Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadium © Manfred Storck

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