• AOL Arena (former Volkspark Stadium)
    © Euroluftbild

Volkspark Stadium Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany, 2000

The roof spans the entire spectator area of the completely renovated stadium with about 55,000 seats.
The primary structure of the roof consists of a pre-stressed cable system with 40 radial cable girders. The girders are connected to an inner cable tension ring and to 40 steel masts located behind the grandstand around the stadium. The masts are carrying the outside compression ring which completes this typical spokes wheel structure, which we used for several roofs earlier.
The span of the cable truss and thus the roof depth is up to 72 m. The roofing is made of a PVC-coated polyester membrane, held by a secondary structure in a double-curved shape.

  • Location

    Hamburg, Germany

  • Architect

    schlaich bergermann partner

  • Cooperation

    Büro Timm, Hamburg; Weber und Poll, Hamburg

  • Client

    HSV Stadion GmbH; VIP Consult, Hamburg

  • Contractor

    Arge Überdachung Volksparkstadion; Birdair Inc., New York; Stahlbau Plauen GmbH, Plauen; Pfeifer Seil- und Hebetechnik GmbH, Memmingen

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision, erection analysis

  • Membrane area 35,000 m²
  • Height of mast 58 m
  • Cables 460 t
  • Roof depth max. 72 m
  • Steel structure 2,300 t
  • Seats 55,000
  • AOL Arena (former Volkspark Stadium) © Reinaldo Coddou

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