TELEFÓNICA MADRID ARENA

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Location: Madrid (Spain)

Owner: Madrid City Council

Type: Prestressed self-supporting steel roof, precast reinforced concrete structure

Design: 2002 - 2004

Construction: 2002 (First Phase) - 2003 (2nd Phase) - 2004 (3rd Phase)

Archittects: Estudio Cano Lasso

Scope of work: Conceptual design, construction design, technical assistance to construction management

: 2003 Construmat Award

: Town Planning, Architecture and Public Works Award 2002

Decription

The former rock concert arena “Rockodromo” in the Casa de Campo park of Madrid (Spain) has been converted into a multi-purpose arena. The eye-catching feature of the main pavilion is its self-supporting oval roof which is composed of a compressed outer concrete ring and a tensioned inner hexagonal steel ring; both connected by means of 6 superior steel box struts and 24 prestressed ties.

The overall structure of the main pavilion building is basically made out of prefabricated concrete and completed with an auxiliary pavilion with similar features.

Technical specifications

- Roof area: 10,540 m2 (axes of the oval 122 x 110 m)Axes ellipse 122 m y 110 m (10,540  )
- Slab area: 30,000 + 1,400 + 3,550 m2
- Capacity: 9,800 people


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