PTFE coated glass fabric
Kyivmiskbud, Kiev, Ukraine
gmp Architects, Germany
Schlaich Bergermann and Partners, Germany
Hightex has been awarded its largest contract to date, to supply the membrane roof and cable system for the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. The contract involves fabrication and installation of the main roof radial cable system and the complete membrane roof system.
The new roof is part of the ongoing redevelopment of the Kiev Stadium for the UEFA 2012 Euro Football Championships and is set to host the final.
The roof is a ring cable structure which is composed of two outer steel compression rings, an inner tension ring and upper and lower radial cables. The membrane us a special laminated PTFE/ glass mesh membrane with high light transmission, and the roof will be divided in 80 individual panels totalling an area of approximately 48,500 sq/m. The final membrane form is achieved by a series of eight high points per panel. The high points are constructed using cables and flying masts.