• Olympic Stadium Seville

Olympic Stadium Seville

Seville, Spain, 1999

The "Estadio Olimpico" which is situated on the Cartuja Island, the former Expo-site in Seville, was opened to the public in May 1999. It is covered by a light cable supported membrane roof 25,000 m² in plan. The membrane oscillates between 44 upper and 44 lower radial cables which span between an outer stiff compression ring and an inner tension ring. The overall structural system, a spokes wheel roof, is similar to the roof of the "Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion" in Stuttgart, Germany. The innovative feature introduced here is that, contrary to the Stuttgart roof, in Seville the membrane is actually a structural load bearing component. It connects and tensions the radial cables, thus giving the necessary tension and stiffness which the roof needs.

  • Location

    Seville, Spain

  • Architect

    Cruz y Ortiz, Sevilla

  • Cooperation

    Ayesa, Sevilla (initial design)

  • Client

    Ayuntamiento de Sevilla

  • Contractor

    ACS, Spain (general contractor); Pfeifer, Germany (cables); Ceno, Germany (membrane)

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision, erection analysis

  • Plan area membrane roof 25,000 m²
  • Total area membranes 27,500 m²
  • Steel cables approx. 400 t
  • Plan area compression ring 6,000 m²
  • Steel approx. 2,500 t
  • Olympic Stadium Seville
  • Olympic Stadium Seville

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