Baku Olympic stadium

Project Details

  • Type: Sport facilities, Stadium
  • Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Architect: Heerim (Seoul)
  • Structural design: Thornton-Tomasetti (New York)
  • Contractor: TEKFEN
  • Capacity: 66,000 spectators
  • Status: Completed in 2015

Project Description

Our team was involved in the segmentation and construction sequence of the steel roof that covers the Olympic stadium of Azerbaijan, Baku as well as the verification of the various stages of the partially completed structure for temporary loadings (e.g. wind). Special attention was given to the calculations of deflections, stresses, etc., following a staged construction numerical approach and to the differences that occur with respect to corresponding magnitudes as they are calculated following the ordinary design approach (the self-weight is applied on the completed structure). The stadium has a capacity of 66,000 spectators and was constructed by the Turkish construction company TEKFEN, under the funding of SOCAR, the state oil company of Azerbaijan. The architectural design was performed by Heerim (Seoul) and the structural one by Thornton-Tomasetti (New York). The structural system of the stadium consists of stepped reinforced concrete frames, equally spaced around the seating

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