Taiyo Europe GmbH

Project Details

Fabric 1

PVC Flexlight Advanced 1302 S2
Producer/Manufacturer: Serge Ferrari North America Inc.
Primary Use: Main Fabric

Engineer Company 1
IDOM, Spain (main engineer), Taiyo Europe GmbH and Maffeis Engineering SpA (membrane engineers)

Design Company
IDOM, Spain

Architect Company
IDOM, Spain

Fabrication Company
Taiyo Europe GmbH

Subcontractor Company
Taiyo Europe GmbH

Project Manager Company
Taiyo Europe GmbH, Germany: Eng. Emil Oganisyan and Eng. Jaume Salo

Installation Company
Taiyo Europe GmbH, Germany

Please describe the project specifications

The Ciudad de Valencia stadium, with a capacity of over 26.000 seats, is the home ground of the local soccer team Levante UD. The existing stadium has been retrofitted to fulfill the requirements of the Spanish La Liga and to comply with the standards from UEFA and FIFA. The new membrane roof covers all the stands with 28 membrane panels supported in two arches and fixed to a cable net structure. The total covered surface is of approximately 9.000 sqm.
The client´s request was to perform the design, detailed engineering, fabrication and installation of the tensile membrane roof.

What is unique or complex about the project?

Every stadium roof is challenging, especially when designed as a cable supported Tensile structure, and it requires high-end engineering. However, implementing a new roof to an existing stadium increases its complexity to a new level, requiring specialists to join efforts to the perfect design and installation of the system.
This project in particular was outstanding due to its renovation nature, bringing a new roof to an existing important structure. Als thanks to its practical maintenance access system integrated with the design of membrane structure and unique shapes of every membrane panel.

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