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BC Place Stadium

Vancouver, Canada

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Facts

Realization membrane structures
Hightex
Year
2010 - 2012
City
Vancouver
Architect

Stantec Architecture Ltd, Vancouver

Engineering

Geiger Engineers, New York, Schlaich Bergermann and Partners, New York

location
Canada

Details

Hightex has been awarded a contract to supply the entire retractable roof and the fixed façade for the BC Place Stadium. When completed, this roof will be the largest cable-supported retractable roof in the world.

The retractable roof will consist of a double layer Tenara membrane with an inflated inter-space to form “cushion” elements over an area of 6700sq/m. The cushions will be pre-stressed using hydraulic tensioning units and inflation via fan units. The retractable roof will be connected to the 36 radial cables by specially designed sliding and driving carriages. The deflated cushion will be stored at the centre of the roof in a membrane garage. To close the roof, the driving carriages will pull the membrane outwards radially towards the perimeter.

The new facade comprises some 6,000m² of transparent ETFE panels with a light-controlling frit. The 144 facade panels are pre-stressed using metal arches and are attached directly to the primary steel structure.

Hightex's total scope on the project includes the fabrication of the outer roof, fabrication and installation of the retractable roof including drive technology and the fabrication and installation of the ETFE facade.

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+49 8051 6888-0

+49 8051 6888-290

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Hightex GmbH

Rosenheimer Straße 46d

83059 Kolbermoor

Germany

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