Light, transparent roofs that are both open and yet afford protection span the gently landscape Olympic Park with the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Arena and the Olympic Swimming Hall. A cable net structure consisting of many almost regular saddle-shaped surfaces framed by edge cables is suspended at several points from masts. They are situated behind the grandstand, or are supported on the inside by cable-supported props, and then back anchored. The geometrical precision, the cutting pattern and the prefabrication asked for totally new solutions. This resulted in a first and large-scale computer application for such problems and - especially of significance for the later "High-Tech-Architecture" - in a renaissance of cast steel in structural engineering.
Olympia Baugesellschaft München
- Our Scope of Work
conceptual design, construction design, site supervision (Jörg Schlaich and Rudolf Bergermann with Leonhardt und Andrä)