Olympic Center Thermis

Salonicco - 1995

The main structural system are:

  • Main Sport Hall roof cover;
  • Training Hall roof cover;
  • Retractable pavement.

The main structure is made by a system of steel cables, that splits the building in two symmetrical parts giving an uniform dynamic behaviour to the entire building. The two sub-structures are made by huge anchorage concrete blocks and a group of cables trusses. The transversal beams are supported by concrete structures outside, while they are suspended to the central tensile-structure with a special pendulum. The structural roof system is made by a longitudinal system of prestressed cables and cover sheets.

The Training Hall roof cover is made by a double layer steel structure supported by cables.

The pavement, moved by a special system of hydraulic jacks, can assume a double vertical place to face every spectators need in each sport discipline.

Performed service

Tender, preliminar and final structural design

Dimensional parameters
Circular plan with radius 68m
16.000mq covered
Structural work cost
129.120.000 €



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