Sport Hall in Livorno

Livorno - 1997

The main roofing structure is formed by 24 meridian arches, arranged with radial symmetry at consistent inter-axis with 15° central angle, and by six parallel arches arranged about every 8° azimuth.

The average roofing surface is similar to a spherical radius of about 70 metres and a 29 metre arrow vertex. At 14 metres from the 0.00 reference height, there is a pre-stressed cables ring composed by 3 high strength steel spiral cables with 42 mm diameter.

The arches that are set directly on the foundations are blocked by cylindrical metal hinge.

The covering of the vault is made of a composite system of corrugated sheets of galvanized and pre-painted steel, which have been designed in order to pass directly over the spans (without using secondary structures) between the arches by more than 12 metres.
Technical Sheet
Performed service
Structural preliminary design, structural final design, structural detail design
Livorno Municipality
11 500 m2
Cost of the project
5.690.000 €


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