16. April 2016

University Sports Center Lodz

Finished steel construction mounted on 20m high columns with the help of a crane. 

The University Sports Center in Łódź has been designed as a multifunctional building, consisting of a swimming pool, a sports arena dedicated especially as venue for volleyball matches, a climbing wall and many other areas for sports activities.

With a built-up area of 11,940 m2, a useful area of 27,920 m2 and a spectator capacity of over 400 seats, the building complies with the requirements for hosting international competitions

Besides a roof construction made from 56m long spatial framework elements and 13 partially curved framework elements made from round tubes, Zeman SIN beams will be used for the secondary structure.

The size of the main structure makes it necessary to assemble the individual components on site.

The lifting operation of the entire construction represents a particular challenge. The complete finish assembled steel construction will be lifted into position onto bridge bearings on columns over 20 meters high with the help of a crane with a lifting capacity of 700 tons. The lifting operation is scheduled for this month and should take about 2 weeks.